EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE


Dichloroacetic acid

Warren Water District

NOTE: Warren Water District purchases water from Des Moines Water Works which is required to test for dichloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Des Moines Water Works.

Dichloroacetic 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.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201210.3 ppb16164.00 ppb - 22.0 ppb
20139.00 ppb16165.00 ppb - 14.0 ppb
20147.50 ppb16164.00 ppb - 13.0 ppb
20154.69 ppb16163.00 ppb - 6.00 ppb
20165.13 ppb16164.00 ppb - 7.00 ppb
20177.06 ppb16164.00 ppb - 11.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.2 ppb for dichloroacetic 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

NOTE: Warren Water District purchases water from Des Moines Water Works which is required to test for dichloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Des Moines Water Works.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-0318865723.00 ppb
2012-02-0318865764.00 ppb
2012-02-03188647215.0 ppb
2012-02-0318864735.00 ppb
2012-02-0318864745.00 ppb
2012-02-0318864754.00 ppb
2012-02-0318864763.00 ppb
2012-02-0318864774.00 ppb
2012-05-0119012048.00 ppb
2012-05-0119012058.00 ppb
2012-05-0119012066.00 ppb
2012-05-01190120710.00 ppb
2012-05-0119012088.00 ppb
2012-05-01190120910.00 ppb
2012-05-0119012109.00 ppb
2012-05-01190120310.00 ppb
2012-08-2219286858.00 ppb
2012-08-2219277888.00 ppb
2012-08-22192779010.00 ppb
2012-08-22192779111.0 ppb
2012-08-2219278099.00 ppb
2012-08-2219277925.00 ppb
2012-08-22192779319.0 ppb
2012-08-22192779411.0 ppb
2012-11-2619455345.00 ppb
2012-11-2619455366.00 ppb
2012-11-2619455375.00 ppb
2012-11-2619455385.00 ppb
2012-11-2619455395.00 ppb
2012-11-2619455404.00 ppb
2012-11-26194554115.0 ppb
2012-11-2619455425.00 ppb
2012-11-2719470603.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602869.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602877.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602887.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602893.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602907.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602914.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602926.00 ppb
2013-02-0619602935.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782875.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782887.00 ppb
2013-05-15197828912.0 ppb
2013-05-1519782917.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782949.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782957.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782966.00 ppb
2013-05-1519782987.00 ppb
2013-08-0119945885.00 ppb
2013-08-0119945897.00 ppb
2013-08-0119945904.00 ppb
2013-08-0119945929.00 ppb
2013-08-0119946408.00 ppb
2013-08-01199464110.00 ppb
2013-08-0119946428.00 ppb
2013-08-0119946435.00 ppb
2013-11-12202022611.0 ppb
2013-11-1220202287.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202295.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202304.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202319.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202338.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202357.00 ppb
2013-11-1220202368.00 ppb
2014-02-25203832612.0 ppb
2014-02-25203832821.0 ppb
2014-02-25203832911.0 ppb
2014-02-25203673115.0 ppb
2014-02-25203674120.0 ppb
2014-02-25203675016.0 ppb
2014-02-26203673215.0 ppb
2014-02-26203675115.0 ppb
2014-05-1620526818.00 ppb
2014-05-16205211331.0 ppb
2014-05-16205211412.0 ppb
2014-05-16205211510.00 ppb
2014-05-16205211712.0 ppb
2014-05-16205211812.0 ppb
2014-05-16205211912.0 ppb
2014-05-16205212012.0 ppb
2014-08-0120710307.00 ppb
2014-08-0120710318.00 ppb
2014-08-01207103211.0 ppb
2014-08-0120710339.00 ppb
2014-08-0120710347.00 ppb
2014-08-0120710353.00 ppb
2014-08-0120710366.00 ppb
2014-08-26207528416.0 ppb
2014-11-1020922415.00 ppb
2014-11-1020922426.00 ppb
2014-11-1020922444.00 ppb
2014-11-1020922458.00 ppb
2014-11-1020908455.00 ppb
2014-11-1020908485.00 ppb
2014-11-1120933025.00 ppb
2014-11-2020935007.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2126966.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2126974.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2126983.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2127013.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2127022.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2127033.00 ppb
2015-02-03OE2127057.00 ppb
2015-02-24OE2157607.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389636.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389659.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389648.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389673.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389664.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389609.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389614.00 ppb
2015-05-05OE2389623.00 ppb
2015-08-03OE2753366.00 ppb
2015-08-03OE2753406.00 ppb
2015-08-03OE2753414.00 ppb
2015-08-03OE2753388.00 ppb
2015-08-04OE2753487.00 ppb
2015-08-04OE2753504.00 ppb
2015-08-04OE2753495.00 ppb
2015-08-04OE2753514.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140906.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140926.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140934.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140945.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140955.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140964.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140917.00 ppb
2015-11-03OE3140899.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414627.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414643.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414604.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414674.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414688.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414637.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414693.00 ppb
2016-02-02OE3414704.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739497.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739507.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739543.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739485.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739523.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739535.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739553.00 ppb
2016-05-03OE3739514.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099454.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099476.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099497.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099536.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099513.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099505.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099527.00 ppb
2016-08-02OE4099486.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478084.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478095.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478114.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478106.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478127.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478138.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478145.00 ppb
2016-11-01OE4478153.00 ppb
2017-02-01OE47675412.0 ppb
2017-02-01OE47675711.0 ppb
2017-02-01OE47674919.0 ppb
2017-02-01OE47675010.00 ppb
2017-02-01OE47675113.0 ppb
2017-02-01OE47675612.0 ppb
2017-02-01OE4767558.00 ppb
2017-02-01OE47674615.0 ppb
2017-05-02OE5088073.00 ppb
2017-05-02OE50880913.0 ppb
2017-05-02OE5088116.00 ppb
2017-05-02OE5088134.00 ppb
2017-05-02OE5088125.00 ppb
2017-05-02OE5088145.00 ppb
2017-05-0517G0834-015.00 ppb
2017-05-05OE5098447.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453096.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453136.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453104.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453115.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453059.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453067.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453085.00 ppb
2017-08-01OE5453074.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854925.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854828.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854875.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE58549010.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854911.000 ppb
2017-11-01OE58548810.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854934.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854945.00 ppb
2017-11-01OE5854897.00 ppb