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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Moore County Public Util. - Pinehurst

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.

 

82

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

43

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.32 ppm1915ND - 3.48 ppm
20131.23 ppm1713ND - 3.26 ppm
2014N/A00N/A
20151.36 ppm1612ND - 4.39 ppm
20160.0945 ppm151ND - 1.42 ppm
20170.220 ppm152ND - 1.73 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
2012-01-2437729_12-019903.48 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-12025ND
2012-05-0937729_12-120261.16 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-120241.20 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-120231.15 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-12022ND
2012-05-0937729_12-120211.38 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-120191.94 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-120181.56 ppm
2012-05-0937729_12-120201.07 ppm
2012-05-1637729_12-127711.94 ppm
2012-05-1637729_12-127641.60 ppm
2012-05-1637729_12-127662.19 ppm
2012-05-1637729_12-127672.78 ppm
2012-05-1637729_12-12768ND
2012-05-1637729_12-12770ND
2012-05-1637729_12-127691.27 ppm
2012-08-3037729_12-241311.27 ppm
2012-11-1937729_12-328691.18 ppm
2013-03-1937729_13-077201.27 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-132271.37 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-132241.29 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-13223ND
2013-05-1437729_13-132221.29 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-132181.66 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-132191.23 ppm
2013-05-1437729_13-13220ND
2013-05-1437729_13-132211.29 ppm
2013-05-1637729_13-135481.75 ppm
2013-05-1637729_13-135512.27 ppm
2013-05-1637729_13-135523.26 ppm
2013-05-1637729_13-13553ND
2013-05-1637729_13-135541.11 ppm
2013-05-1637729_13-13555ND
2013-05-1637729_13-135561.82 ppm
2013-06-3037729_13-185531.38 ppm
2015-01-271.60 ppm
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-271.25 ppm
2015-01-271.40 ppm
2015-01-271.28 ppm
2015-01-271.62 ppm
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-271.31 ppm
2015-01-271.82 ppm
2015-01-272.55 ppm
2015-01-271.25 ppm
2015-01-274.39 ppm
2015-01-271.46 ppm
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-27ND
2015-01-271.84 ppm
2016-02-1737729_16-05051ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05052ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05053ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05054ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05055ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05056ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05050ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05049ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05048ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05047ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05045ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05044ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05043ND
2016-02-1737729_16-05035ND
2016-06-0837729_16-181621.42 ppm
2017-01-1137729_17-01106ND
2017-01-1137729_17-011041.57 ppm
2017-01-1137729_17-01108ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02077ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02076ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02075ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02074ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02073ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02072ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02071ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02069ND
2017-01-1837729_17-020681.73 ppm
2017-01-1837729_17-02067ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02062ND
2017-01-1837729_17-02070ND