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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

City of Bartow

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.

 

13

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
20130.175 ppm220.140 ppm - 0.210 ppm
20140.0550 ppm220.0500 ppm - 0.0600 ppm
2015ND20ND
20160.155 ppm21ND - 0.310 ppm
20170.0267 ppm330.0260 ppm - 0.0270 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
2012-03-14ND
2012-03-14ND
2013-03-250.210 ppm
2013-03-250.140 ppm
2014-03-240.0600 ppm
2014-03-240.0500 ppm
2015-03-03ND
2015-03-03ND
2016-03-28ND
2016-03-280.310 ppm
2017-06-260.0270 ppm
2017-06-260.0270 ppm
2017-06-260.0260 ppm