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Dichloroacetic acid

Country Estates Water System South

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

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.

 

72

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

60

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
201227.9 ppb42ND - 55.7 ppb
201316.6 ppb887.84 ppb - 25.7 ppb
201425.6 ppb1612ND - 59.8 ppb
201542.0 ppb161627.2 ppb - 59.4 ppb
201634.0 ppb1210ND - 61.2 ppb
20174.55 ppb443.50 ppb - 5.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as 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

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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-121106331ND
2012-03-121106331ND
2012-07-31113841455.7 ppb
2012-07-31113841455.7 ppb
2013-05-08120797825.7 ppb
2013-05-08120797825.7 ppb
2013-05-08120797724.6 ppb
2013-05-08120797724.6 ppb
2013-08-1412323738.25 ppb
2013-08-1412323747.84 ppb
2013-08-1412323738.25 ppb
2013-08-1412323747.84 ppb
2014-02-18127920616.3 ppb
2014-02-18127920715.7 ppb
2014-02-18127920616.3 ppb
2014-02-18127920715.7 ppb
2014-05-13130070529.0 ppb
2014-05-13130070630.2 ppb
2014-05-13130070630.2 ppb
2014-05-13130070529.0 ppb
2014-08-121325218ND
2014-08-121325218ND
2014-08-121325217ND
2014-08-121325217ND
2014-11-21135245854.0 ppb
2014-11-21135245759.8 ppb
2014-11-21135245854.0 ppb
2014-11-21135245759.8 ppb
2015-02-16137319159.4 ppb
2015-02-16137319159.4 ppb
2015-02-16137319048.9 ppb
2015-02-16137319048.9 ppb
2015-05-05139298843.8 ppb
2015-05-05139298940.9 ppb
2015-05-05139298843.8 ppb
2015-05-05139298940.9 ppb
2015-08-26142224241.7 ppb
2015-08-26142224241.7 ppb
2015-08-26142224143.4 ppb
2015-08-26142224143.4 ppb
2015-11-03144123230.7 ppb
2015-11-03144123327.2 ppb
2015-11-03144123327.2 ppb
2015-11-03144123230.7 ppb
2016-02-17146829946.5 ppb
2016-02-17146829835.9 ppb
2016-02-17146829946.5 ppb
2016-02-17146829835.9 ppb
2016-08-181518352ND
2016-08-1815183515.44 ppb
2016-08-181518352ND
2016-08-1815183515.44 ppb
2016-11-16154221361.2 ppb
2016-11-16154221361.2 ppb
2016-11-16154221254.9 ppb
2016-11-16154221254.9 ppb
2017-02-013529258200822.9 ppb
2017-02-013529258200727.4 ppb
2017-02-013529258200727.4 ppb
2017-02-013529258200822.9 ppb
2017-05-05353106180121.70 ppb
2017-05-05353106180121.70 ppb
2017-05-25353146500017.10 ppb
2017-05-25353146500017.10 ppb
2017-08-0235328002005ND
2017-08-0235328002006ND
2017-08-0235328002006ND
2017-08-0235328002005ND
2017-11-02353461650014.90 ppb
2017-11-02353461650014.90 ppb
2017-11-02353461650024.50 ppb
2017-11-02353461650024.50 ppb