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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

City of Abbeville 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.

 

26

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND20ND
2014ND80ND
2015ND20ND
20160.300 ppm220.300 ppm
20170.0700 ppm82ND - 0.280 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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-23AD63360ND
2012-01-23AD63360ND
2012-02-27AD63983ND
2012-02-27AD63983ND
2013-08-26AD83091ND
2013-08-26AD83091ND
2014-04-14AD90542ND
2014-04-14AD90527ND
2014-04-14AD90532ND
2014-04-14AD90542ND
2014-04-14AD90532ND
2014-04-14AD90527ND
2014-12-08AE00331ND
2014-12-08AE00331ND
2015-01-05AE00782ND
2015-01-05AE00782ND
2016-10-04352701200040.300 ppm
2016-10-04352701200040.300 ppm
2017-04-24353085390080.280 ppm
2017-04-24AE13852ND
2017-04-24AE13848ND
2017-04-24353085390080.280 ppm
2017-04-24AE13852ND
2017-04-24AE13848ND
2017-11-06AE19777ND
2017-11-06AE19777ND