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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Monobromoacetic acid

Richardson County Rural Water District 2

NOTE: Richardson County Rural Water District 2 purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

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.

 

12

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND20ND
2015ND80ND
2016ND20ND
2017ND20ND
2018ND20ND
2019ND40ND

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: Richardson County Rural Water District 2 purchases water from Falls City, City of which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Falls City, City of.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-09-22324622ND
2014-09-22324623ND
2015-08-10375616ND
2015-08-10375617ND
2016-08-08ND
2016-08-08ND
2017-08-01ND
2017-08-01ND
2018-08-14567275ND
2018-08-14567276ND
2019-08-12628464ND
2019-08-12628465ND