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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate and nitrite

Byesville

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.

 

71

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND130ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND120ND
2015ND110ND
2016ND110ND
20170.00833 ppm121ND - 0.1000 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
2012-01-049300099686ND
2012-02-079300113532ND
2012-03-079300047295ND
2012-04-039300070838ND
2012-05-159300080415ND
2012-06-139300080439ND
2012-07-039300029925ND
2012-08-089300099633ND
2012-09-059300048753ND
2012-10-039300055698ND
2012-11-069300020144ND
2012-12-129300068561ND
2012-12-199300010185ND
2013-01-099300078788ND
2013-02-069300003380ND
2013-03-069300077014ND
2013-04-039300097170ND
2013-05-019300111708ND
2013-06-059300045580ND
2013-07-109300045523ND
2013-08-07A130128565ND
2013-09-04A130141379ND
2013-10-02A130128747ND
2013-11-06A130116788ND
2013-12-04A130081859ND
2014-01-02A140092589ND
2014-02-05A140170507ND
2014-03-05A140183257ND
2014-04-09A140187055ND
2014-05-07A140201670ND
2014-06-04A140201693ND
2014-07-02A140086621ND
2014-08-05A140113583ND
2014-09-02A140209172ND
2014-10-01A140236102ND
2014-11-05A140242830ND
2014-12-03A140242850ND
2015-01-07A150257613ND
2015-02-04A150273669ND
2015-03-04A150270345ND
2015-04-01A150287923ND
2015-05-06A150242821ND
2015-06-03A150294117ND
2015-07-01A150287924ND
2015-08-05A150318604ND
2015-09-02A150304101ND
2015-10-07A150321954ND
2015-11-04A150345563ND
2016-02-03A160361055ND
2016-03-02A160363468ND
2016-04-06A160381101ND
2016-05-04A160374463ND
2016-06-01A160038972ND
2016-07-06A160413158ND
2016-08-03A160424843ND
2016-09-07A160430230ND
2016-10-05A160444065ND
2016-11-02A160435143ND
2016-12-07A160455552ND
2017-01-04A170462938ND
2017-02-01A170471142ND
2017-03-01A170480420ND
2017-04-05A170486775ND
2017-05-03A170445172ND
2017-06-07A170504052ND
2017-07-05A170515617ND
2017-08-01A1705159150.1000 ppm
2017-09-06A170533229ND
2017-10-04A170539636ND
2017-11-01A170554490ND
2017-12-06A170557509ND