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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Bucyrus City

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.

 

72

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

55

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.357 ppm1211ND - 0.710 ppm
20130.583 ppm12120.120 ppm - 1.08 ppm
20140.226 ppm129ND - 0.590 ppm
20150.404 ppm1211ND - 0.940 ppm
20160.248 ppm1210ND - 0.700 ppm
20170.647 ppm12120.140 ppm - 1.15 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
2012-01-1012-10371-030.220 ppm
2012-02-0712-11333-03AND
2012-03-0612-12398-030.710 ppm
2012-04-0312-13538-030.560 ppm
2012-05-0812-15048-030.600 ppm
2012-06-1212-16694-030.650 ppm
2012-07-1112-18186-030.520 ppm
2012-08-0912-19657-030.340 ppm
2012-09-1112-21286-030.180 ppm
2012-10-0912-22881-030.190 ppm
2012-11-0612-24089-030.190 ppm
2012-12-0512-25344-030.120 ppm
2013-01-0813-10250-030.120 ppm
2013-02-0513-11291-030.700 ppm
2013-03-0713-12752-031.04 ppm
2013-04-1113-14408-03A1.08 ppm
2013-05-0713-15428-030.850 ppm
2013-06-0413-16680-030.840 ppm
2013-07-1013-18881-030.680 ppm
2013-08-0613-20081-030.520 ppm
2013-09-0913-21942-030.430 ppm
2013-10-0813-23538-030.200 ppm
2013-11-0513-24735-030.300 ppm
2013-12-1113-26471-030.240 ppm
2014-01-0714-10268-030.230 ppm
2014-02-0414-11286-030.140 ppm
2014-03-1114-12822-01A0.150 ppm
2014-04-0814-14123-03A0.590 ppm
2014-05-0714-15412-030.510 ppm
2014-06-1814-17839-030.390 ppm
2014-07-0814-18780-030.370 ppm
2014-08-0614-20190-030.220 ppm
2014-09-1014-22342-03ND
2014-10-0814-23867-03ND
2014-11-0414-25013-03ND
2014-12-0914-26721-030.110 ppm
2015-01-1415-10526-03ND
2015-02-0515-11390-030.140 ppm
2015-03-1115-12875-03A0.150 ppm
2015-04-1415-14553-03A0.940 ppm
2015-05-0615-15641-030.840 ppm
2015-06-1115-17845-030.830 ppm
2015-07-1415-19820-030.700 ppm
2015-08-0415-20744-030.480 ppm
2015-09-0915-23063-030.240 ppm
2015-10-1515-25165-030.200 ppm
2015-11-0315-26219-030.180 ppm
2015-12-1015-28092-030.150 ppm
2016-01-0716-10279-03A0.220 ppm
2016-02-0316-11560-030.240 ppm
2016-03-0216-12915-030.180 ppm
2016-04-0616-14742-03A0.450 ppm
2016-05-0316-16194-03ND
2016-06-0716-18254-030.700 ppm
2016-07-1216-20548-030.680 ppm
2016-08-0416-22257-03ND
2016-09-0716-24664-030.120 ppm
2016-10-0516-26819-030.130 ppm
2016-11-0316-28594-030.140 ppm
2016-12-0616-30258-030.120 ppm
2017-01-0517-10252-03A0.140 ppm
2017-02-0917-12323-031.000 ppm
2017-03-0917-14175-030.880 ppm
2017-04-0517-15699-03A1.15 ppm
2017-05-1117-18161-011.15 ppm
2017-06-0617-19692-030.990 ppm
2017-07-0517-21873-010.860 ppm
2017-08-0817-24706-030.530 ppm
2017-09-0517-26780-010.270 ppm
2017-10-0417-29058-030.210 ppm
2017-11-0717-31452-030.290 ppm
2017-12-0517-33003-030.290 ppm