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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Wilson County Rural Water District 1

NOTE: Wilson County Rural Water District 1 purchases water from Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23 which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23.

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

17

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.466 ppb53ND - 1.20 ppb
20130.317 ppb31ND - 0.950 ppb
20142.30 ppb220.690 ppb - 3.90 ppb
20151.20 ppb42ND - 3.70 ppb
20160.183 ppb41ND - 0.730 ppb
20170.375 ppb41ND - 1.50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic 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.. This health guideline protects against muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Wilson County Rural Water District 1 purchases water from Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23 which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-09572230DF1.20 ppb
2012-04-02577003DF0.530 ppb
2012-05-07578599DFND
2012-07-09581145DF0.600 ppb
2012-11-12587871DFND
2013-01-07589238DF0.950 ppb
2013-04-03594341DFND
2013-07-08598185DFND
2014-07-14152293ND
2015-07-21371025ND
2016-02-234979230.570 ppb
2016-04-18530470ND
2016-08-22608054ND
2016-10-03635637ND
2017-03-136800740.700 ppb
2017-05-02750489ND
2017-07-318092760.750 ppb