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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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MTBE

Brewster Water Department

MTBE was used as gasoline oxygenation additive to boost the octane number. In 2005, MTBE was replaced by ethanol as a gasoline additive. MTBE causes cancers in rats.

 

19

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND40ND
2014ND50ND
2015ND20ND
2016ND30ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 13 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 13 ppb for MTBE 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Result
2013-03-13ND
2013-03-13ND
2013-03-13ND
2013-03-13ND
2014-03-11ND
2014-03-11ND
2014-03-11ND
2014-03-11ND
2014-03-11ND
2015-01-13ND
2015-01-13ND
2016-02-02ND
2016-02-02ND
2016-08-12ND
2017-01-11ND
2017-01-11ND
2017-01-11ND
2017-01-11ND
2017-01-13ND