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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

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Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

7

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.220 ppm220.200 ppm - 0.240 ppm
2013N/A00N/A
20140.395 ppm220.370 ppm - 0.420 ppm
20150.125 ppm21ND - 0.250 ppm
20160.331 ppm220.0820 ppm - 0.580 ppm
20170.332 ppm220.0664 ppm - 0.597 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Result
2012-04-100.200 ppm
2012-04-100.240 ppm
2014-04-280.420 ppm
2014-05-210.370 ppm
2015-04-280.250 ppm
2015-04-28ND
2016-04-250.0820 ppm
2016-04-250.580 ppm
2017-04-250.0664 ppm
2017-04-250.597 ppm