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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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MTBE

Breckenridge PWS

NOTE: Breckenridge PWS purchases water from Daviess County Public Water Supply District 2 which is required to test for mtbe. Sample information shown below was taken by Daviess County Public Water Supply District 2.

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.

 

0

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A
2018N/A00N/A
2019N/A00N/A

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

NOTE: Breckenridge PWS purchases water from Daviess County Public Water Supply District 2 which is required to test for mtbe. Sample information shown below was taken by Daviess County Public Water Supply District 2.

Date Lab ID Result