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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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MTBE

Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority

MTBE was used as gasoline oxygenation additive to boost the octane number. In 2005, MTBE was replaced by ethanol as a gasoline additive. MTBE causes cancers in rats.

 

41

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.0600 ppb41ND - 0.240 ppb
20130.0180 ppb101ND - 0.180 ppb
20140.0600 ppb83ND - 0.200 ppb
20150.0120 ppb101ND - 0.120 ppb
20160.168 ppb53ND - 0.400 ppb
20170.250 ppb440.200 ppb - 0.300 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 13 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 13 ppb for MTBE was defined 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-04-26L4137880-1ND
2012-10-03K37856VOCND
2012-10-11L4355327-5ND
2012-11-28L4401344-10.240 ppb
2013-01-16L38920VOCND
2013-01-16L4462640-60.180 ppb
2013-01-23L39016VOCND
2013-04-16L4564986-2ND
2013-04-23L39915VOCND
2013-06-19L4650919-1ND
2013-07-25L4701713-1ND
2013-09-18L4771816-1ND
2013-10-03L4762169-18ND
2013-12-09L4862173-2ND
2014-01-16L4901499-1ND
2014-03-25L4988369-50.200 ppb
2014-07-01L1085611-2ND
2014-07-28L5178946-8ND
2014-07-28L5175072-3ND
2014-10-14L5288299-10.1000 ppb
2014-11-05L5284676-60.180 ppb
2014-12-11M47835VOCND
2015-01-06N48013VOCND
2015-02-04N48329VOCND
2015-04-29N49417VOCND
2015-05-29N49936VOCND
2015-07-06N50510VOCND
2015-07-09L5700688-50.120 ppb
2015-07-21N50811VOCND
2015-08-13L5763792-1ND
2015-08-25NJ51418VOCND
2015-12-10L5956674-3ND
2016-01-06L5966600-5ND
2016-02-10L6066726-20.340 ppb
2016-04-06L6170012-2ND
2016-08-03L6366994-60.400 ppb
2016-10-05L6501851-20.1000 ppb
2017-02-22L6687631-10.300 ppb
2017-04-06L6755583-10.200 ppb
2017-07-12L6903538-10.200 ppb
2017-10-16L6961470-10.300 ppb