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Monochloroacetic acid

Smyrna Water Department

Monochloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

56

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND80ND
2015ND160ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 53 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 53 ppb for monochloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against system toxicity.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-27L5231031-9ND
2014-08-27L5231031-15ND
2014-08-27L5231031-14ND
2014-08-27L5231031-10ND
2014-12-0435166790002ND
2014-12-0435166790003ND
2014-12-0435166790004ND
2014-12-04S603386ND
2015-03-31S619949ND
2015-03-31L5526188-3ND
2015-03-31L5526188-2ND
2015-03-31L5526188-1ND
2015-06-30L5676935-7ND
2015-06-30L5676935-8ND
2015-06-30S632666ND
2015-09-30L5855211-4 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-3 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-2 HAA5ND
2015-09-30L5855211-1 HAA5ND
2015-12-21L5976007-1ND
2015-12-21L5976007-2ND
2015-12-21L5976007-5ND
2015-12-21L5976007-4ND
2015-12-21S659609ND
2016-03-31L6169969-4ND
2016-03-31L6169969-3ND
2016-03-31L6169969-2ND
2016-03-31L6169969-1ND
2016-06-29L6343273-4 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-3 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-2 HAA5ND
2016-06-29L6343273-1 HAA5ND
2016-09-29L6498471-2ND
2016-09-29L6498471-1ND
2016-09-29L6498471-3ND
2016-09-29L6498471-4ND
2016-12-142196572004ND
2016-12-142196572003ND
2016-12-142196572002ND
2016-12-142196572001ND
2017-03-302219201001ND
2017-03-302219201002ND
2017-03-302219201004ND
2017-03-30S733772ND
2017-06-282242957004ND
2017-06-282242957003ND
2017-06-282242957002ND
2017-06-282242957001ND
2017-12-19S782093ND
2017-12-19S782095ND
2017-12-19S782096ND
2017-12-19S782098ND
2017-12-19S782099ND
2017-12-19S782101ND
2017-12-19S782102ND
2017-12-19S782092ND