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Dichloroacetic acid

Baton Rouge Water Company

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.

 

256

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

104

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.515 ppb528ND - 3.50 ppb
20130.960 ppb4812ND - 6.30 ppb
20140.721 ppb4810ND - 5.40 ppb
20151.10 ppb4422ND - 5.40 ppb
20161.54 ppb3220ND - 3.90 ppb
20171.48 ppb32320.870 ppb - 2.70 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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-12209559163.40 ppb
2012-01-1220955921ND
2012-01-12209559163.40 ppb
2012-01-1220955921ND
2012-01-1920955895ND
2012-01-1920955896ND
2012-01-1920955898ND
2012-01-1920955903ND
2012-01-1929055903ND
2012-01-1920955895ND
2012-01-1920955896ND
2012-01-1920955898ND
2012-01-1920955903ND
2012-01-1929055903ND
2012-04-19201083694ND
2012-04-19201083694ND
2012-05-07209862813.10 ppb
2012-05-0720986283ND
2012-05-0720986285ND
2012-05-0720986286ND
2012-05-0720986287ND
2012-05-0720986288ND
2012-05-07209862813.10 ppb
2012-05-0720986283ND
2012-05-0720986285ND
2012-05-0720986286ND
2012-05-0720986287ND
2012-05-0720986288ND
2012-07-17201006470ND
2012-07-17201006472ND
2012-07-17201006473ND
2012-07-17201006470ND
2012-07-17201006472ND
2012-07-17201006473ND
2012-07-18201006475ND
2012-07-182010064763.40 ppb
2012-07-18201006477ND
2012-07-18201006475ND
2012-07-182010064763.40 ppb
2012-07-18201006477ND
2012-10-182010348583.50 ppb
2012-10-18201034859ND
2012-10-18201034860ND
2012-10-18201034861ND
2012-10-182010348583.50 ppb
2012-10-18201034859ND
2012-10-18201034860ND
2012-10-18201034861ND
2012-10-19201034862ND
2012-10-19201034863ND
2012-10-19201034862ND
2012-10-19201034863ND
2013-01-17201060747ND
2013-01-17201060748ND
2013-01-17201060749ND
2013-01-172010607513.40 ppb
2013-01-17201060753ND
2013-01-17201060747ND
2013-01-17201060748ND
2013-01-17201060749ND
2013-01-172010607513.40 ppb
2013-01-17201060753ND
2013-01-18201060750ND
2013-01-18201060750ND
2013-04-19201083692ND
2013-04-192010836936.30 ppb
2013-04-19201083694ND
2013-04-19201083695ND
2013-04-19201083696ND
2013-04-19201083697ND
2013-04-19201083692ND
2013-04-192010836936.30 ppb
2013-04-19201083694ND
2013-04-19201083695ND
2013-04-19201083696ND
2013-04-19201083697ND
2013-07-22201108878ND
2013-07-22201108879ND
2013-07-22201108880ND
2013-07-22201108881ND
2013-07-222011088825.90 ppb
2013-07-22201108883ND
2013-07-22201108878ND
2013-07-22201108879ND
2013-07-22201108880ND
2013-07-22201108881ND
2013-07-222011088825.90 ppb
2013-07-22201108883ND
2013-10-18201136589ND
2013-10-182011365905.80 ppb
2013-10-18201136591ND
2013-10-182011365920.670 ppb
2013-10-182011365930.980 ppb
2013-10-18201136594ND
2013-10-18201136589ND
2013-10-182011365905.80 ppb
2013-10-18201136591ND
2013-10-182011365920.670 ppb
2013-10-182011365930.980 ppb
2013-10-18201136594ND
2014-01-14201158146ND
2014-01-14201158146ND
2014-01-15201158149ND
2014-01-15201158150ND
2014-01-15201158151ND
2014-01-152011581525.00 ppb
2014-01-15201158153ND
2014-01-15201158149ND
2014-01-15201158150ND
2014-01-15201158151ND
2014-01-152011581525.00 ppb
2014-01-15201158153ND
2014-04-15202865004ND
2014-04-15202865005ND
2014-04-152028650065.40 ppb
2014-04-15202866002ND
2014-04-15202866003ND
2014-04-15202866006ND
2014-04-15202865004ND
2014-04-15202865005ND
2014-04-152028650065.40 ppb
2014-04-15202866002ND
2014-04-15202866003ND
2014-04-15202866006ND
2014-07-17207090001ND
2014-07-17207090002ND
2014-07-17207090003ND
2014-07-172070900042.10 ppb
2014-07-17207090005ND
2014-07-17207090006ND
2014-07-17207090001ND
2014-07-17207090002ND
2014-07-17207090003ND
2014-07-172070900042.10 ppb
2014-07-17207090005ND
2014-07-17207090006ND
2014-10-1720112230011.20 ppb
2014-10-172011223002ND
2014-10-172011223003ND
2014-10-172011223004ND
2014-10-1720112230053.60 ppb
2014-10-172011223006ND
2014-10-1720112230011.20 ppb
2014-10-172011223002ND
2014-10-172011223003ND
2014-10-172011223004ND
2014-10-1720112230053.60 ppb
2014-10-172011223006ND
2015-01-142015090001ND
2015-01-142015090002ND
2015-01-1420150900033.40 ppb
2015-01-142015090004ND
2015-01-1420150900051.20 ppb
2015-01-1420150900061.30 ppb
2015-01-142015090001ND
2015-01-142015090002ND
2015-01-1420150900033.40 ppb
2015-01-142015090004ND
2015-01-1420150900051.20 ppb
2015-01-1420150900061.30 ppb
2015-04-1720188260015.40 ppb
2015-04-172018826002ND
2015-04-172018826003ND
2015-04-1720188260042.80 ppb
2015-04-172018826005ND
2015-04-1720188260061.10 ppb
2015-04-1720188260015.40 ppb
2015-04-172018826002ND
2015-04-172018826003ND
2015-04-1720188260042.80 ppb
2015-04-172018826005ND
2015-04-1720188260061.10 ppb
2015-07-1520228190011.60 ppb
2015-07-152022819002ND
2015-07-152022819003ND
2015-07-1520228190043.00 ppb
2015-07-152022819005ND
2015-07-152022819006ND
2015-07-1520228190011.60 ppb
2015-07-152022819002ND
2015-07-152022819003ND
2015-07-1520228190043.00 ppb
2015-07-152022819005ND
2015-07-152022819006ND
2015-10-152027291001ND
2015-10-1520272910021.30 ppb
2015-10-1520272910031.10 ppb
2015-10-1520272910042.00 ppb
2015-10-152027291001ND
2015-10-1520272910021.30 ppb
2015-10-1520272910031.10 ppb
2015-10-1520272910042.00 ppb
2016-01-152031365001ND
2016-01-1520313650023.50 ppb
2016-01-1520313650033.90 ppb
2016-01-1520313650041.10 ppb
2016-01-152031365001ND
2016-01-1520313650023.50 ppb
2016-01-1520313650033.90 ppb
2016-01-1520313650041.10 ppb
2016-04-182035422001ND
2016-04-1820354220023.70 ppb
2016-04-1820354220031.20 ppb
2016-04-1820354220041.000 ppb
2016-04-182035422001ND
2016-04-1820354220023.70 ppb
2016-04-1820354220031.20 ppb
2016-04-1820354220041.000 ppb
2016-07-182040020001ND
2016-07-1820400200023.20 ppb
2016-07-18204002003ND
2016-07-182040200041.40 ppb
2016-07-182040020001ND
2016-07-1820400200023.20 ppb
2016-07-18204002003ND
2016-07-182040200041.40 ppb
2016-10-2020445030011.90 ppb
2016-10-2020445030023.70 ppb
2016-10-202044503003ND
2016-10-202044503004ND
2016-10-2020445030011.90 ppb
2016-10-2020445030023.70 ppb
2016-10-202044503003ND
2016-10-202044503004ND
2017-01-20352901910020.950 ppb
2017-01-20352901910031.50 ppb
2017-01-20352901910041.30 ppb
2017-01-20352901910052.20 ppb
2017-01-20352901910020.950 ppb
2017-01-20352901910031.50 ppb
2017-01-20352901910041.30 ppb
2017-01-20352901910052.20 ppb
2017-04-13353065080030.910 ppb
2017-04-13353065080040.870 ppb
2017-04-13353065080050.910 ppb
2017-04-13353065080062.70 ppb
2017-04-13353065080030.910 ppb
2017-04-13353065080040.870 ppb
2017-04-13353065080050.910 ppb
2017-04-13353065080062.70 ppb
2017-07-07353226210070.960 ppb
2017-07-07353226210081.20 ppb
2017-07-07353226210091.30 ppb
2017-07-07353226210102.10 ppb
2017-07-07353226210070.960 ppb
2017-07-07353226210081.20 ppb
2017-07-07353226210091.30 ppb
2017-07-07353226210102.10 ppb
2017-10-05353406360011.70 ppb
2017-10-05353406360021.60 ppb
2017-10-05353406360030.920 ppb
2017-10-05353406360042.60 ppb
2017-10-05353406360011.70 ppb
2017-10-05353406360021.60 ppb
2017-10-05353406360030.920 ppb
2017-10-05353406360042.60 ppb