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Dibromoacetic acid

El Paso Water Company

NOTE: El Paso Water Company purchases water from City of Wichita which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wichita.

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

292

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

263

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.99 ppb14141.10 ppb - 4.00 ppb
20133.22 ppb16160.890 ppb - 4.60 ppb
20142.90 ppb16162.40 ppb - 3.60 ppb
20153.47 ppb16160.780 ppb - 4.90 ppb
20163.09 ppb16161.30 ppb - 3.90 ppb
20173.49 ppb16162.50 ppb - 4.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: El Paso Water Company purchases water from City of Wichita which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Wichita.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-30573059DF3.40 ppb
2012-01-30573056DF3.80 ppb
2012-01-30573057DF3.50 ppb
2012-01-30573058DF3.80 ppb
2012-04-30578298DF3.60 ppb
2012-04-30578310DF2.90 ppb
2012-04-30578309DF3.00 ppb
2012-04-30578308DF3.90 ppb
2012-04-30578299DF3.90 ppb
2012-04-30578307DF3.60 ppb
2012-04-30578305DFND
2012-04-30578304DF3.20 ppb
2012-04-30578303DF3.80 ppb
2012-04-30578302DF3.30 ppb
2012-04-30578301DF2.60 ppb
2012-04-30578300DF3.50 ppb
2012-05-23579333DF3.30 ppb
2012-05-23579329DF2.80 ppb
2012-05-23579330DF2.90 ppb
2012-05-23579331DF2.90 ppb
2012-05-23579332DF2.90 ppb
2012-05-23579338DF3.70 ppb
2012-05-23579334DF4.00 ppb
2012-05-23579335DF3.50 ppb
2012-05-23579337DF3.90 ppb
2012-05-23579339DF3.50 ppb
2012-05-23579340DFND
2012-05-23579336DF3.30 ppb
2012-08-06583303DF3.70 ppb
2012-08-06583292DF3.30 ppb
2012-08-06583311DF3.80 ppb
2012-08-06583310DF4.00 ppb
2012-08-06583309DF4.60 ppb
2012-08-06583308DF4.10 ppb
2012-08-06583306DF4.20 ppb
2012-08-06583304DF3.80 ppb
2012-08-06583295DFND
2012-08-06583294DF3.90 ppb
2012-08-06583293DF3.30 ppb
2012-08-06583305DF2.80 ppb
2012-11-05587597DF5.20 ppb
2012-11-05587598DF1.20 ppb
2012-11-05587611DF5.50 ppb
2012-11-05587603DF5.50 ppb
2012-11-05587602DF0.620 ppb
2012-11-05587601DF5.80 ppb
2012-11-05587600DF4.70 ppb
2012-11-05587599DF4.80 ppb
2012-11-05587612DF4.40 ppb
2012-11-05587610DF5.80 ppb
2012-11-05587609DF5.50 ppb
2012-11-05587604DF0.900 ppb
2013-02-11592352DF2.80 ppb
2013-02-11592360DF0.570 ppb
2013-02-11592357DF3.00 ppb
2013-02-11592356DF2.70 ppb
2013-02-11592355DF3.00 ppb
2013-02-11592362DF2.90 ppb
2013-02-11592353DF3.10 ppb
2013-02-11592363DF3.30 ppb
2013-02-11592351DF3.40 ppb
2013-02-11592350DF3.20 ppb
2013-02-11592354DF3.10 ppb
2013-02-11592361DF2.00 ppb
2013-05-06595678DF3.30 ppb
2013-05-06595677DF3.40 ppb
2013-05-06595670DF3.10 ppb
2013-05-06595669DF3.20 ppb
2013-05-06595668DF3.20 ppb
2013-05-06595667DF3.20 ppb
2013-05-06595676DF3.30 ppb
2013-05-06595683DFND
2013-05-06595682DF3.70 ppb
2013-05-06595681DF1.80 ppb
2013-05-06595680DF3.60 ppb
2013-05-06595679DF3.20 ppb
2013-08-05600482DF3.80 ppb
2013-08-05600478DF2.10 ppb
2013-08-05600479DF3.60 ppb
2013-08-05600481DF3.20 ppb
2013-08-05600483DFND
2013-08-05600484DF3.40 ppb
2013-08-05600485DF0.630 ppb
2013-08-05600486DF3.30 ppb
2013-08-05600487DF3.20 ppb
2013-08-05600488DF3.50 ppb
2013-08-05600489DF3.20 ppb
2013-08-05600480DF2.90 ppb
2013-11-04605291DF3.40 ppb
2013-11-04605292DF3.60 ppb
2013-11-04605290DF3.80 ppb
2013-11-04605293DF3.50 ppb
2013-11-04605294DF3.90 ppb
2013-11-04605295DF2.80 ppb
2013-11-04605296DF3.40 ppb
2013-11-04605297DF3.80 ppb
2013-11-04605298DF3.80 ppb
2013-11-04605299DF0.510 ppb
2013-11-04605300DF3.20 ppb
2013-11-04605301DFND
2014-02-11607733.40 ppb
2014-02-11608363.20 ppb
2014-02-11608333.70 ppb
2014-02-11608303.40 ppb
2014-02-11608273.20 ppb
2014-02-11607883.50 ppb
2014-02-11607853.20 ppb
2014-02-1160782ND
2014-02-11607764.00 ppb
2014-02-11607701.80 ppb
2014-02-11607673.80 ppb
2014-02-11607793.30 ppb
2014-05-051098634.00 ppb
2014-05-051098414.20 ppb
2014-05-051098425.70 ppb
2014-05-051098434.20 ppb
2014-05-051098444.30 ppb
2014-05-051098544.20 ppb
2014-05-051098550.990 ppb
2014-05-051098564.70 ppb
2014-05-051098625.00 ppb
2014-05-051098644.50 ppb
2014-05-051098655.30 ppb
2014-05-051098574.80 ppb
2014-08-181758892.90 ppb
2014-08-181758913.80 ppb
2014-08-181758932.80 ppb
2014-08-18175895ND
2014-08-181759172.90 ppb
2014-08-18175928ND
2014-08-181759303.60 ppb
2014-08-181759323.10 ppb
2014-08-181759183.50 ppb
2014-08-18175919ND
2014-08-181759203.30 ppb
2014-08-181759263.30 ppb
2014-11-172331352.30 ppb
2014-11-17233136ND
2014-11-172331382.90 ppb
2014-11-172331452.80 ppb
2014-11-172331442.60 ppb
2014-11-172331172.20 ppb
2014-11-172331180.530 ppb
2014-11-172331192.80 ppb
2014-11-172331203.00 ppb
2014-11-172331463.70 ppb
2014-11-172331471.40 ppb
2014-11-172331373.10 ppb
2015-02-172814262.90 ppb
2015-02-172814382.20 ppb
2015-02-172814322.70 ppb
2015-02-172814283.00 ppb
2015-02-17281436ND
2015-02-172814242.70 ppb
2015-02-172814013.20 ppb
2015-02-172814020.960 ppb
2015-02-172814032.90 ppb
2015-02-172814202.90 ppb
2015-02-172814222.80 ppb
2015-02-172813992.70 ppb
2015-05-183349552.90 ppb
2015-05-183349754.10 ppb
2015-05-183349764.00 ppb
2015-05-183349774.40 ppb
2015-05-183349780.530 ppb
2015-05-183349814.60 ppb
2015-05-183349792.90 ppb
2015-05-183349824.10 ppb
2015-05-183349524.60 ppb
2015-05-183349534.20 ppb
2015-05-183349802.90 ppb
2015-05-183349542.70 ppb
2015-08-173894564.10 ppb
2015-08-173894660.970 ppb
2015-08-17389565ND
2015-08-173895674.50 ppb
2015-08-173895694.30 ppb
2015-08-17389548ND
2015-08-173895502.10 ppb
2015-08-173895522.50 ppb
2015-08-173895544.20 ppb
2015-08-173895634.00 ppb
2015-08-17389452ND
2015-08-173894624.20 ppb
2015-11-164278304.00 ppb
2015-11-164278310.790 ppb
2015-11-16427832ND
2015-11-164278264.40 ppb
2015-11-164278254.00 ppb
2015-11-164278244.60 ppb
2015-11-164278223.30 ppb
2015-11-164278294.00 ppb
2015-11-164278274.30 ppb
2015-11-164278283.50 ppb
2015-11-164278334.00 ppb
2015-11-164278234.50 ppb
2016-02-224971912.50 ppb
2016-02-224971903.20 ppb
2016-02-224971972.70 ppb
2016-02-224971953.20 ppb
2016-02-22497201ND
2016-02-22497192ND
2016-02-224971993.00 ppb
2016-02-224971983.00 ppb
2016-02-224971963.10 ppb
2016-02-224971943.10 ppb
2016-02-224971932.40 ppb
2016-02-224972003.50 ppb
2016-05-235514432.80 ppb
2016-05-235514422.50 ppb
2016-05-235514412.30 ppb
2016-05-235514404.50 ppb
2016-05-235514293.10 ppb
2016-05-235514283.40 ppb
2016-05-235514163.70 ppb
2016-05-235514152.80 ppb
2016-05-23551414ND
2016-05-235514133.00 ppb
2016-05-235514304.00 ppb
2016-05-235514273.40 ppb
2016-08-226082213.90 ppb
2016-08-226082224.40 ppb
2016-08-226081691.000 ppb
2016-08-22608220ND
2016-08-226081954.00 ppb
2016-08-226081944.00 ppb
2016-08-226081922.60 ppb
2016-08-226081703.40 ppb
2016-08-226082232.90 ppb
2016-08-226081683.60 ppb
2016-08-22608167ND
2016-09-12622445ND
2016-11-146601413.90 ppb
2016-11-14660139ND
2016-11-146601384.00 ppb
2016-11-14660137ND
2016-11-146601363.10 ppb
2016-11-146601354.10 ppb
2016-11-146601123.60 ppb
2016-11-146601113.30 ppb
2016-11-146601093.00 ppb
2016-11-146601103.60 ppb
2016-11-146601403.40 ppb
2016-11-146601424.00 ppb
2017-02-277149354.00 ppb
2017-02-277149413.10 ppb
2017-02-277149434.20 ppb
2017-02-27714944ND
2017-02-277149424.20 ppb
2017-02-277149331.10 ppb
2017-02-27714934ND
2017-02-277149734.00 ppb
2017-02-277149744.20 ppb
2017-02-277149763.00 ppb
2017-02-277149773.60 ppb
2017-02-277149364.10 ppb
2017-05-15762048ND
2017-05-157620715.30 ppb
2017-05-157620524.00 ppb
2017-05-157620533.50 ppb
2017-05-157620542.90 ppb
2017-05-157620694.40 ppb
2017-05-157620555.00 ppb
2017-05-157620503.20 ppb
2017-05-157620704.40 ppb
2017-05-157620494.30 ppb
2017-05-157620722.30 ppb
2017-05-157620513.50 ppb
2017-08-288290004.20 ppb
2017-08-288289773.60 ppb
2017-08-288289761.80 ppb
2017-08-288289384.00 ppb
2017-08-288289390.630 ppb
2017-08-288289754.30 ppb
2017-08-288290013.50 ppb
2017-08-28829002ND
2017-08-288290034.10 ppb
2017-08-288290054.10 ppb
2017-08-288290044.30 ppb
2017-08-288289374.10 ppb
2017-11-278831931.70 ppb
2017-11-278831942.50 ppb
2017-11-278831952.20 ppb
2017-11-278831962.50 ppb
2017-11-278831972.50 ppb
2017-11-278831792.30 ppb
2017-11-278831802.70 ppb
2017-11-27883190ND
2017-11-278831912.30 ppb
2017-11-278831920.780 ppb
2017-11-278831770.590 ppb
2017-11-278831783.00 ppb