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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Tifton-Tift County Water System

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

48

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
2013ND80ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-09-25AH79640ND
2012-09-25AH79634ND
2012-09-25AH79635ND
2012-09-25AH79636ND
2012-09-25AH79637ND
2012-09-25AH79638ND
2012-09-25AH79639ND
2012-10-02AH80755ND
2013-09-11AI15260ND
2013-09-11AI15261ND
2013-09-11AI15262ND
2013-09-11AI15263ND
2013-09-11AI15264ND
2013-09-11AI15265ND
2013-09-11AI15266ND
2013-09-30AI19084ND
2014-09-29AI55933ND
2014-09-29AI55934ND
2014-09-29AI55935ND
2014-09-29AI55936ND
2014-09-29AI55937ND
2014-09-29AI55940ND
2014-09-29AI55932ND
2014-09-29AI55938ND
2015-09-02AI88675ND
2015-09-02AI88669ND
2015-09-02AI88668ND
2015-09-02AI88670ND
2015-09-02AI88671ND
2015-09-02AI88672ND
2015-09-02AI88673ND
2015-09-29AI91633ND
2016-09-07AJ26156ND
2016-09-07AJ26157ND
2016-09-07AJ26158ND
2016-09-07AJ26159ND
2016-09-07AJ26160ND
2016-09-07AJ26161ND
2016-09-07AJ26162ND
2016-09-07AJ26163ND
2017-11-07AJ73348ND
2017-11-07AJ73349ND
2017-11-07AJ73350ND
2017-11-07AJ73351ND
2017-11-07AJ73352ND
2017-11-07AJ73353ND
2017-11-07AJ73354ND
2017-12-06AJ75159ND