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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Charlotte Water

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.

 

104

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND100ND
2013ND140ND
2014ND200ND
2015ND200ND
2016ND200ND
2017ND200ND

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
2012-02-09AE17669-NND
2012-02-09AE17670-NND
2012-02-09AE17671-NND
2012-02-09AE17672-NND
2012-02-09AE17673-NND
2012-08-07AE36182-NND
2012-08-07AE36181-NND
2012-08-07AE36183-NND
2012-08-07AE36184-NND
2012-08-08AE36185-NND
2013-02-14AE55318-NND
2013-02-14AE55319-NND
2013-02-14AE55322-NND
2013-05-14AE64330-NND
2013-05-14AE64331-NND
2013-05-14AE64334-NND
2013-08-19AE73825-NND
2013-08-19AE73826-NND
2013-08-19AE73824-NND
2013-11-13AE82850-NND
2013-11-13AE82851-NND
2013-11-13AE82854-NND
2013-11-13AE82852-NND
2013-11-13AE82853-NND
2014-02-19AE92460-NND
2014-02-19AE92461-NND
2014-02-19AE92462-NND
2014-02-19AE92463-NND
2014-02-19AE92464-NND
2014-05-13AF01538-NND
2014-05-13AF01539-NND
2014-05-13AF01535-NND
2014-05-13AF01536-NND
2014-05-13AF01537-NND
2014-08-07AF10203-NND
2014-08-07AF10204-NND
2014-08-07AF10207-NND
2014-08-07AF10205-NND
2014-08-07AF10206-NND
2014-12-03AF22248-NND
2014-12-03AF22249-NND
2014-12-03AF22245-NND
2014-12-03AF22250-NND
2014-12-03AF22251-NND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-03-04ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-11ND
2015-06-24ND
2015-06-24ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-08-10ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2015-11-04ND
2016-02-03AF65970_NND
2016-02-03AF65969_NND
2016-02-03AF65972_NND
2016-02-03AF65968_NND
2016-02-03AF65971_NND
2016-05-04AF76709_NND
2016-05-04AF76704_NND
2016-05-04AF76707_NND
2016-05-04AF76708_NND
2016-05-04AF76703_NND
2016-08-03AF87888_NO2NO3ND
2016-08-03AF87872_NO2NO3ND
2016-08-03AF87877_NO2NO3ND
2016-08-03AF87874_NO2NO3ND
2016-08-03AF87876_NO2NO3ND
2016-11-02AF98937_NND
2016-11-02AF98935_NND
2016-11-02AF98938_NND
2016-11-02AF98939_NND
2016-11-02AF98936_NND
2017-02-01AG08741_NND
2017-02-01AG08738_NND
2017-02-01AG08740_NND
2017-02-01AG08739_NND
2017-02-01AG08742_NND
2017-05-04AG19793_NND
2017-05-04AG19792_NND
2017-05-04AG19796_NND
2017-05-08AG20107_NND
2017-05-08AG20108_NND
2017-08-01AG30317_NND
2017-08-01AG30319_NND
2017-08-01AG30321_NND
2017-08-01AG30318_NND
2017-08-01AG30320_NND
2017-11-01AG41981_NND
2017-11-01AG41978_NND
2017-11-01AG41980_NND
2017-11-01AG41977_NND
2017-11-01AG41979_NND