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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go

NOTE: Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go purchases water from Brunswick County Water System which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Brunswick County Water System.

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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.730 ppm21ND - 1.46 ppm
20130.885 ppm21ND - 1.77 ppm
20140.630 ppm21ND - 1.26 ppm
20150.730 ppm21ND - 1.46 ppm
2016ND20ND
20170.635 ppm21ND - 1.27 ppm

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

NOTE: Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2go purchases water from Brunswick County Water System which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Brunswick County Water System.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-10-157719-101512-E02NND
2012-10-158719-101512-E01N1.46 ppm
2013-10-077719-100713-E02NND
2013-10-188719-101813-E01N1.77 ppm
2014-10-067719-100614-E02NND
2014-10-208719-102014-E01N1.26 ppm
2015-10-021.46 ppm
2015-10-19ND
2016-10-247719-102416-E02NND
2016-10-248719-102416-E01NND
2017-10-138719-101317-E01N1.27 ppm
2017-10-197719-101917-E02NND