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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Hillside Tp

NOTE: Hillside Tp purchases water from La Junta, City of which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by La Junta, City of.

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

6

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.479 ppm110.479 ppm
20130.581 ppm110.581 ppm
20140.460 ppm110.460 ppm
20150.640 ppm110.640 ppm
20160.740 ppm110.740 ppm
20170.730 ppm110.730 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

NOTE: Hillside Tp purchases water from La Junta, City of which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by La Junta, City of.

Date Result
2012-08-130.479 ppm
2013-08-050.581 ppm
2014-08-040.460 ppm
2015-08-100.640 ppm
2016-08-030.740 ppm
2017-08-230.730 ppm