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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Monett PWS

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

58

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

30

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.564 ppm119ND - 2.64 ppm
20151.35 ppm118ND - 2.56 ppm
20160.399 ppm94ND - 2.66 ppm
20170.672 ppm86ND - 2.49 ppm
20181.50 ppm107ND - 3.09 ppm
20190.490 ppm95ND - 2.68 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-08-20AC321300.590 ppm
2014-08-20AC321290.0140 ppm
2014-08-20AC321392.17 ppm
2014-08-20AC321380.0120 ppm
2014-08-20AC321370.350 ppm
2014-08-20AC321360.0120 ppm
2014-08-20AC32135ND
2014-08-20AC32134ND
2014-08-20AC321330.01000 ppm
2014-08-20AC321320.410 ppm
2014-08-20AC321312.64 ppm
2015-06-17AC53895ND
2015-08-24AC577760.340 ppm
2015-08-24AC577782.43 ppm
2015-08-24AC577692.56 ppm
2015-08-24AC57770ND
2015-08-24AC577712.55 ppm
2015-08-24AC577722.51 ppm
2015-08-24AC57773ND
2015-08-24AC577740.0140 ppm
2015-08-24AC577751.90 ppm
2015-08-24AC577772.50 ppm
2016-08-12AC81888ND
2016-08-12AC818920.0190 ppm
2016-08-12AC81895ND
2016-08-12AC818900.600 ppm
2016-08-12AC81889ND
2016-08-12AC818910.310 ppm
2016-08-12AC81893ND
2016-08-12AC818942.66 ppm
2016-08-12AC81886ND
2017-08-11AD038961.000 ppm
2017-08-11AD038951.000 ppm
2017-08-11AD039000.290 ppm
2017-08-11AD038982.49 ppm
2017-08-11AD03902ND
2017-08-11AD038990.0160 ppm
2017-08-11AD03903ND
2017-08-11AD039010.580 ppm
2018-08-08AD307463.02 ppm
2018-08-08AD307512.98 ppm
2018-08-08AD307500.230 ppm
2018-08-08AD307493.09 ppm
2018-08-08AD307480.0160 ppm
2018-08-08AD30747ND
2018-08-08AD30745ND
2018-08-08AD307442.98 ppm
2018-08-08AD30743ND
2018-08-13AD322192.71 ppm
2019-08-14AD541310.430 ppm
2019-08-14AD541320.0640 ppm
2019-08-14AD54134ND
2019-08-14AD54135ND
2019-08-14AD541360.880 ppm
2019-08-14AD541370.360 ppm
2019-08-14AD54138ND
2019-08-14AD541392.68 ppm
2019-08-14AD54140ND