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Dibromoacetic acid

Wilbraham Water Department (MWRA)

NOTE: Wilbraham Water Department (MWRA) purchases water from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).

Dibromoacetic 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.

 

476

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND220ND
2013ND220ND
20140.0433 ppb241ND - 1.04 ppb
2015ND80ND
2016ND80ND
2017ND80ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Wilbraham Water Department (MWRA) purchases water from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).

Date Result
2012-01-09ND
2012-01-10ND
2012-03-05ND
2012-03-06ND
2012-04-02ND
2012-04-02ND
2012-05-07ND
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2012-06-04ND
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2012-07-09ND
2012-07-10ND
2012-08-06ND
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2012-09-10ND
2012-09-11ND
2012-10-01ND
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2012-11-05ND
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2012-12-03ND
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2013-12-03ND
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2014-04-071.04 ppb
2014-04-07ND
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