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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Country Estates Water System South

NOTE: Country Estates Water System South purchases water from Better Waterworks Water System which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Better Waterworks 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.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016ND20ND
20170.0140 ppm42ND - 0.0280 ppm

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

NOTE: Country Estates Water System South purchases water from Better Waterworks Water System which is required to test for nitrate and nitrite. Sample information shown below was taken by Better Waterworks Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-13AD65134ND
2012-04-13AD65134ND
2013-10-14AD85945ND
2013-10-14AD85945ND
2016-08-3135263537005ND
2016-08-3135263537005ND
2017-03-21353023090130.0280 ppm
2017-03-21353023090130.0280 ppm
2017-11-1535349101001ND
2017-11-1535349101001ND