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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Town of Bunkie Water System

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND80ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND20ND

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-08-17AD69519ND
2012-08-17AD69519ND
2012-11-13AD73108ND
2012-11-13AD73103ND
2012-11-13AD73113ND
2012-11-13AD73113ND
2012-11-13AD73108ND
2012-11-13AD73103ND
2013-08-27AD83149ND
2013-08-27AD83149ND
2014-10-08AD98435ND
2014-10-08AD98435ND
2015-11-1635217746004ND
2015-11-1635217746002ND
2015-11-1635217746003ND
2015-11-1635217746004ND
2015-11-1635217746001ND
2015-11-1635217746001ND
2015-11-1635217746002ND
2015-11-1635217746003ND
2016-10-1135271142025ND
2016-10-1135271142026ND
2016-10-1135271142025ND
2016-10-1135271142024ND
2016-10-1135271142023ND
2016-10-1135271142026ND
2016-10-1135271142023ND
2016-10-1135271142024ND
2017-04-1935307670005ND
2017-04-1935307670005ND