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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

City of Deland

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.

 

60

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

27

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.307 ppm109ND - 1.000 ppm
20130.337 ppm109ND - 1.000 ppm
20140.522 ppm109ND - 1.40 ppm
20150.525 ppm107ND - 1.60 ppm
20160.581 ppm107ND - 1.70 ppm
20170.0932 ppm108ND - 0.260 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
2012-04-260.0550 ppm
2012-04-260.110 ppm
2012-04-260.0580 ppm
2012-04-26ND
2012-04-261.000 ppm
2012-04-260.980 ppm
2012-04-260.460 ppm
2012-04-260.0820 ppm
2012-04-260.270 ppm
2012-04-260.0500 ppm
2013-04-180.0380 ppm
2013-04-18ND
2013-04-180.0350 ppm
2013-04-180.0410 ppm
2013-04-180.110 ppm
2013-04-180.360 ppm
2013-04-181.000 ppm
2013-04-180.730 ppm
2013-04-180.860 ppm
2013-04-180.200 ppm
2014-05-290.930 ppm
2014-05-290.420 ppm
2014-05-291.40 ppm
2014-05-291.000 ppm
2014-05-29ND
2014-05-290.410 ppm
2014-05-290.0580 ppm
2014-05-290.150 ppm
2014-05-290.750 ppm
2014-05-290.0980 ppm
2015-07-091.60 ppm
2015-07-090.140 ppm
2015-07-090.110 ppm
2015-07-09ND
2015-07-09ND
2015-07-09ND
2015-07-091.50 ppm
2015-07-091.60 ppm
2015-07-090.200 ppm
2015-07-090.0970 ppm
2016-05-170.0260 ppm
2016-05-17ND
2016-05-17ND
2016-05-17ND
2016-05-170.510 ppm
2016-05-171.70 ppm
2016-05-170.180 ppm
2016-05-171.60 ppm
2016-05-171.70 ppm
2016-05-170.0920 ppm
2017-05-25ND
2017-05-250.0440 ppm
2017-05-250.170 ppm
2017-05-250.260 ppm
2017-05-250.130 ppm
2017-05-25ND
2017-05-250.0750 ppm
2017-05-250.110 ppm
2017-05-250.0960 ppm
2017-06-160.0470 ppm