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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Nelson PWS

NOTE: Nelson PWS purchases water from Saline County Public Water Supply District 3 which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Saline County Public Water Supply District 3.

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

29

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
2013N/A00N/A
20143.41 ppb32ND - 6.31 ppb
20151.70 ppb41ND - 6.80 ppb
2016ND40ND
20173.73 ppb42ND - 7.87 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Nelson PWS purchases water from Saline County Public Water Supply District 3 which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Saline County Public Water Supply District 3.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-06-24AC287214.77 ppb
2014-06-24AC28722ND
2014-09-23AC35669ND
2014-09-23AC356708.28 ppb
2014-12-18AC39534ND
2014-12-18AC39533ND
2015-03-18AC43612ND
2015-03-18AC43613ND
2015-06-24AC5128810.7 ppb
2015-09-16AC59563ND
2015-09-16AC59562ND
2015-12-22AC6398422.0 ppb
2015-12-22AC6398518.0 ppb
2016-03-28AC676879.71 ppb
2016-03-28AC6768810.1 ppb
2016-06-24AC74937ND
2016-06-24AC74936ND
2016-09-19AC83930ND
2016-09-19AC83931ND
2016-12-08AC88499ND
2016-12-08AC88500ND
2017-03-29AC9218615.0 ppb
2017-03-29AC92185ND
2017-06-26AC98534ND
2017-06-26AC98535ND
2017-09-26AD06507ND
2017-09-26AD06506ND
2017-12-18AD1065915.2 ppb
2017-12-18AD1065822.1 ppb