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Haloacetic acids (HAA5)

Tifton-Tift County Water System

Haloacetic acids are formed when disinfectants such as chlorine are added to tap water. The group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards includes monochloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, monobromoacetic acid and dibromoacetic acid. Read More.

Haloacetic acids are harmful during pregnancy and may increase the risk of cancer. Haloacetic acids are genotoxic, which means that they induce mutations and DNA damage. Multiple studies by the National Toxicology Program have demonstrated the cancer-causing properties of individual haloacetic acids in laboratory animals. The Department of Health and Human Services is currently considering listing di- or tri-haloacetic acids for possible inclusion in its comprehensive Report on Carcinogens.

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78

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.20 ppb43ND - 2.60 ppb
20130.500 ppb103ND - 2.40 ppb
20140.538 ppb165ND - 2.50 ppb
20150.644 ppb165ND - 3.30 ppb
20160.338 ppb163ND - 2.40 ppb
20170.231 ppb161ND - 3.70 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 60 ppb

The legal limit for the group of five haloacetic acids (HAA5), established in 1998, was based on the need for residual disinfectant levels in water served to customers and the cost of treatment. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus due to exposure to haloacetic acids.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-30AH523181.10 ppb
2012-05-07AH58224ND
2012-08-14AH742722.60 ppb
2012-10-15AH819491.10 ppb
2013-01-22AH876861.40 ppb
2013-05-07AI007841.20 ppb
2013-08-19AI12091ND
2013-08-19AI12092ND
2013-08-19AI12093ND
2013-08-19AI120942.40 ppb
2013-11-25AI23550ND
2013-11-25AI23551ND
2013-11-25AI23552ND
2013-11-25AI23553ND
2014-02-24AI285491.10 ppb
2014-02-24AI285481.20 ppb
2014-02-24AI28547ND
2014-02-24AI28546ND
2014-05-27AI414532.50 ppb
2014-05-27AI41450ND
2014-05-27AI41451ND
2014-05-27AI414522.50 ppb
2014-08-26AI51458ND
2014-08-26AI51457ND
2014-08-26AI51456ND
2014-08-26AI51455ND
2014-11-24AI60119ND
2014-11-24AI60120ND
2014-11-24AI60121ND
2014-11-24AI601221.30 ppb
2015-02-23AI65303ND
2015-02-23AI65304ND
2015-02-23AI653053.00 ppb
2015-02-23AI653061.40 ppb
2015-05-26AI780601.30 ppb
2015-05-26AI78059ND
2015-05-26AI78058ND
2015-05-26AI78057ND
2015-08-24AI874471.30 ppb
2015-08-24AI87446ND
2015-08-24AI87445ND
2015-08-24AI87444ND
2015-11-23AJ015703.30 ppb
2015-11-23AJ01569ND
2015-11-23AJ01568ND
2015-11-23AJ01567ND
2016-02-22AJ06847ND
2016-02-22AJ06849ND
2016-02-22AJ06848ND
2016-02-22AJ06850ND
2016-05-23AJ127401.20 ppb
2016-05-23AJ12739ND
2016-05-23AJ12738ND
2016-05-23AJ12737ND
2016-08-23AJ23756ND
2016-08-23AJ23757ND
2016-08-23AJ23758ND
2016-08-23AJ237591.80 ppb
2016-11-21AJ33977ND
2016-11-21AJ33978ND
2016-11-21AJ33979ND
2016-11-21AJ339802.40 ppb
2017-02-20AJ467333.70 ppb
2017-02-20AJ46732ND
2017-02-20AJ46731ND
2017-02-20AJ46730ND
2017-05-23AJ55991ND
2017-05-23AJ55992ND
2017-05-23AJ55993ND
2017-05-23AJ55994ND
2017-08-22AJ65335ND
2017-08-22AJ65336ND
2017-08-22AJ65337ND
2017-08-22AJ65338ND
2017-11-20AJ74083ND
2017-11-20AJ74082ND
2017-11-20AJ74081ND
2017-11-20AJ74080ND