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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Diquat

Fairview Union Water System

Diquat is a herbicide used on potato crops and aquatic weeds.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND40ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 6 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 6 ppb for diquat was defined 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 cataracts.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 20 ppb

The legal limit for diquat, established in 1992, was based on a toxicity study in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-19AD64420ND
2012-03-19AD64420ND
2013-03-25AD76353ND
2013-03-25AD76353ND
2014-04-14AD90605ND
2014-04-14AD90605ND
2015-03-0935178883001ND
2015-03-0935178883001ND
2015-10-1235211703001ND
2015-10-1235211703001ND
2016-04-1235239164008ND
2016-04-1235239164008ND
2016-11-2135279123006ND
2016-11-2135279123006ND
2017-04-1035306447002ND
2017-04-1035306447002ND
2017-10-2335344154001ND
2017-10-2335344154001ND