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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Waterford Township

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.

 

33

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2013N/A00N/A
2014ND100ND
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018ND110ND

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
2014-03-05LLF11000ND
2014-03-05LLF11006ND
2014-03-05LLF11008ND
2014-03-05LLF11007ND
2014-03-05LLF11001ND
2014-03-05LLF11004ND
2014-03-05LLF11002ND
2014-03-05LLF11003ND
2014-03-05LLF10999ND
2014-05-13LLF17813ND
2018-02-15LLH65839ND
2018-02-15LLH65843ND
2018-02-15LLH65842ND
2018-02-15LLH65845ND
2018-02-15LLH65840ND
2018-02-15LLH65844ND
2018-02-15LLH65841ND
2018-03-06LLH68969ND
2018-03-06LLH68970ND
2018-03-06LLH68968ND
2018-05-16LLH80893ND
2019-03-14LLI29295ND
2019-03-14LLI29293ND
2019-03-14LLI29291ND
2019-03-14LLI29288ND
2019-03-14LLI29292ND
2019-03-14LLI29290ND
2019-03-14LLI29299ND
2019-03-14LLI29298ND
2019-03-14LLI29297ND
2019-03-14LLI29296ND
2019-03-14LLI29294ND
2019-10-10LLI70356ND