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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Town of Princess Anne

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.

 

54

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
20130.0189 ppm92ND - 0.120 ppm
2014ND100ND
2015ND90ND
20160.00744 ppm91ND - 0.0670 ppm
2017ND50ND

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 Lab ID Result
2012-01-12120112_08_A12010ND
2012-02-08120208_08_004244ND
2012-02-08120208_07_004244ND
2012-04-30120430_08_F12050ND
2012-04-30120430_01_C12050ND
2012-04-30120430_07_G12050ND
2012-04-30120430_06_H12050ND
2012-04-30120430_05_B12050ND
2012-04-30120430_04_E12050ND
2012-04-30120430_03_D12050ND
2012-04-30120430_02_A12050ND
2012-07-12120712_03_424405ND
2013-03-14130314_04_L45805ND
2013-03-14130314_07_L45280ND
2013-03-14130314_03_L45280ND
2013-03-14130314_08_L45280ND
2013-03-14130314_01_L452800.0500 ppm
2013-04-09130409_06_L455800.120 ppm
2013-04-09130409_05_L45580ND
2013-04-09130409_02_L45580ND
2013-10-17131017_03_002045ND
2014-09-14140914_01_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_08_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_07_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_06_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_05_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_04_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_03_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_03_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_03_L52512ND
2014-09-17140917_02_L52512ND
2015-09-290190002_092915_WND
2015-09-29L5834178-5ND
2015-12-18PAHKW1228ND
2015-12-28L5979291_1_AND
2015-12-28L597294_1ND
2015-12-28108CLNFND
2015-12-28PARRNF1228ND
2015-12-30L5984858_8ND
2015-12-30L5984858_3ND
2016-06-22L6332602_4ND
2016-12-21L6605660_4ND
2016-12-21L6605660_10.0670 ppm
2016-12-21L6605660_3ND
2016-12-21L6605660_2ND
2016-12-24L6609497_1ND
2016-12-27L6607241_3ND
2016-12-29L6609503_2ND
2016-12-29L6609503_3ND
2017-04-04L6753780_2ND
2017-04-12L6763074_1ND
2017-04-19L6769607_3ND
2017-04-19L6769607_1ND
2017-04-19L6769607_5ND