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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Moscow Water Department

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.

 

28

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND50ND
2016ND50ND
2017ND50ND

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 Lab ID Result
2012-11-06N121106005-001ND
2012-11-06N121106005-002ND
2012-11-06N121106005-003ND
2012-11-06N121106005-004ND
2013-08-28I130828034-004ND
2013-08-28I130828034-003ND
2013-08-28I130828034-002ND
2013-08-28I130828034-001ND
2014-03-28N140328009-001ND
2014-03-28N140328009-002ND
2014-03-28N140328009-003ND
2014-03-28N140328009-004ND
2014-06-02N140602009-001ND
2015-08-04N150804037-005ND
2015-08-04N150804037-004ND
2015-08-04N150804037-003ND
2015-08-04N150804037-002ND
2015-08-04N150804037-001ND
2016-03-31I160331025-005ND
2016-03-31I160331025-004ND
2016-03-31I160331025-003ND
2016-03-31I160331025-002ND
2016-03-31I160331025-001ND
2017-02-27N170227020-004ND
2017-02-27N170227020-003ND
2017-02-27N170227020-002ND
2017-02-27N170227020-001ND
2017-10-27N171027018-001ND