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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Reedy Creek Improvement District - Central

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.

 

25

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

12

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.540 ppm42ND - 2.00 ppm
20130.623 ppm42ND - 2.00 ppm
20140.659 ppm43ND - 2.10 ppm
20150.638 ppm42ND - 2.00 ppm
20160.602 ppm53ND - 2.30 ppm
20170.625 ppm42ND - 2.20 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

Date Result
2012-05-072.00 ppm
2012-05-07ND
2012-05-070.160 ppm
2012-05-07ND
2013-05-132.00 ppm
2013-05-130.490 ppm
2013-05-13ND
2013-05-13ND
2014-05-21ND
2014-05-210.0340 ppm
2014-05-210.500 ppm
2014-07-212.10 ppm
2015-03-100.550 ppm
2015-03-10ND
2015-03-102.00 ppm
2015-03-10ND
2016-03-092.30 ppm
2016-03-090.0410 ppm
2016-03-090.670 ppm
2016-03-09ND
2016-03-21ND
2017-03-14ND
2017-03-140.300 ppm
2017-03-142.20 ppm
2017-03-14ND