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Trichloroacetic acid

Waukee Water Supply

Trichloroacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

97

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

81

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.53 ppb17171.000 ppb - 3.00 ppb
20131.38 ppb16161.000 ppb - 2.00 ppb
20142.06 ppb16161.000 ppb - 5.00 ppb
20150.750 ppb1610ND - 2.00 ppb
20160.875 ppb1610ND - 2.00 ppb
20171.50 ppb1612ND - 4.00 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.1 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for trichloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-0618864811.000 ppb
2012-02-0618864831.000 ppb
2012-02-0618864841.000 ppb
2012-02-0618864851.000 ppb
2012-05-0219012172.00 ppb
2012-05-1419028423.00 ppb
2012-05-1419028412.00 ppb
2012-05-1419028403.00 ppb
2012-05-1419028393.00 ppb
2012-08-0719226531.000 ppb
2012-08-0719226542.00 ppb
2012-08-0719226511.000 ppb
2012-08-0719226521.000 ppb
2012-11-2719470631.000 ppb
2012-11-2719470651.000 ppb
2012-11-2719470611.000 ppb
2012-11-2719470661.000 ppb
2013-02-1219603001.000 ppb
2013-02-1219603032.00 ppb
2013-02-1219603021.000 ppb
2013-02-1219603011.000 ppb
2013-05-3019801872.00 ppb
2013-05-3019801862.00 ppb
2013-05-3019801852.00 ppb
2013-05-3019801842.00 ppb
2013-08-2119990401.000 ppb
2013-08-2119990391.000 ppb
2013-08-2119990381.000 ppb
2013-08-2119990371.000 ppb
2013-11-0720162302.00 ppb
2013-11-0720162311.000 ppb
2013-11-0720162321.000 ppb
2013-11-0720162291.000 ppb
2014-02-2620367375.00 ppb
2014-02-2620367363.00 ppb
2014-02-2620367382.00 ppb
2014-02-2620367352.00 ppb
2014-05-1920521242.00 ppb
2014-05-1920521232.00 ppb
2014-05-1920521213.00 ppb
2014-05-1920521222.00 ppb
2014-08-1220727561.000 ppb
2014-08-1220727552.00 ppb
2014-08-1220727581.000 ppb
2014-08-1220727571.000 ppb
2014-11-1720933211.000 ppb
2014-11-1720933222.00 ppb
2014-11-1720933202.00 ppb
2014-11-1720933192.00 ppb
2015-02-18OE2146911.000 ppb
2015-02-18OE214689ND
2015-02-18OE214690ND
2015-02-18OE214688ND
2015-05-04OE2380211.000 ppb
2015-05-04OE2380202.00 ppb
2015-05-04OE2380181.000 ppb
2015-05-04OE2380191.000 ppb
2015-08-12OE279228ND
2015-08-12OE279229ND
2015-08-12OE279230ND
2015-08-12OE2792311.000 ppb
2015-11-12OE3167691.000 ppb
2015-11-12OE3167681.000 ppb
2015-11-12OE3167662.00 ppb
2015-11-12OE3167671.000 ppb
2016-02-10OE3434662.00 ppb
2016-02-10OE3434672.00 ppb
2016-02-24OE3482902.00 ppb
2016-02-24OE3482892.00 ppb
2016-05-11OE3764671.000 ppb
2016-05-11OE3764681.000 ppb
2016-05-11OE3764691.000 ppb
2016-05-11OE3764701.000 ppb
2016-08-18OE416928ND
2016-08-18OE416927ND
2016-08-18OE416929ND
2016-08-18OE416930ND
2016-11-21OE4543561.000 ppb
2016-11-21OE4543581.000 ppb
2016-11-21OE454357ND
2016-11-21OE454355ND
2017-02-08OE4786703.00 ppb
2017-02-08OE4786734.00 ppb
2017-02-08OE4786724.00 ppb
2017-02-08OE4786713.00 ppb
2017-05-10OE5114141.000 ppb
2017-05-10OE5114151.000 ppb
2017-05-10OE5114161.000 ppb
2017-05-10OE5114131.000 ppb
2017-08-15OE551555ND
2017-08-15OE551554ND
2017-08-15OE551553ND
2017-08-31OE559347ND
2017-11-15OE5904081.000 ppb
2017-11-15OE5904102.00 ppb
2017-11-15OE5904091.000 ppb
2017-11-15OE5904112.00 ppb