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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority

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.

 

30

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND70ND
20130.0117 ppm61ND - 0.0700 ppm
20140.0653 ppm43ND - 0.136 ppm
20150.0654 ppm65ND - 0.158 ppm
20160.0757 ppm330.00150 ppm - 0.146 ppm
20170.0448 ppm42ND - 0.0990 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
2012-01-12L4031974-1ND
2012-03-08L4073681-1ND
2012-04-26L4137882-2ND
2012-06-06L4167896-1ND
2012-09-06L4287854-1ND
2012-10-11L4355327-3ND
2012-12-06L4416369-6ND
2013-01-10L4456223-4ND
2013-01-16L4462640-4ND
2013-04-03L4525841-6ND
2013-07-03L4676568-1ND
2013-10-03L4762169-24ND
2013-12-09L4862173-30.0700 ppm
2014-01-16L4901499-50.136 ppm
2014-07-15L5162972-10.0150 ppm
2014-11-05L5284676-5ND
2014-12-03L5320678-60.110 ppm
2015-01-14L5409386-30.158 ppm
2015-04-16L5541800-10.110 ppm
2015-07-02L5679917-20.0400 ppm
2015-07-09L5700688-2ND
2015-12-10L5956674-20.0776 ppm
2015-12-21L5973341-10.00690 ppm
2016-01-06L5966600-60.00150 ppm
2016-08-03L6408880-10.146 ppm
2016-10-05L6501851-30.0800 ppm
2017-02-22L6687631-20.0990 ppm
2017-04-06L6755583-30.0800 ppm
2017-07-18L6910562-1ND
2017-10-16L6961470-2ND