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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Trichloroethylene

Huber Heights Public Water System

Trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent and common groundwater pollutant, damages the immune system, harms the developing fetus and causes cancer. Read More.

Trichloroethylene was once commonly used to remove grease from metal parts, such as steel pipes and engines, and as a solvent in dry cleaning and carpet cleaning products. Drinking trichloroethylene-contaminated drinking water has been linked with birth defects, leukemia, and liver and kidney damage. Trichloroethylene is highly volatile and can enter indoor air through water in pipes. If trichloroethylene is present, people can inhale it while bathing, washing dishes and doing other household activities that involve water.

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114

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND210ND
2013ND150ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND170ND
2016ND250ND
2017ND200ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.4 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.4 ppb for trichloroethylene was defined by the state of Minnesota as health risk limit, the concentration of a contaminant that can be consumed with little or no risk to health. This health guideline protects against harm to the developing fetus and damage to the immune system.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 5 ppb

The legal limit for trichloroethylene, established in 1987, was based on analytical detection limits at the time that the standard was set. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-1612A0704-03ND
2012-01-1612A0704-04ND
2012-01-1612A0704-05ND
2012-01-1612A0704-06ND
2012-01-1612A0704-07ND
2012-04-0212D0030-05ND
2012-04-0212D0030-04ND
2012-04-0212D0030-06ND
2012-04-0212D0030-07ND
2012-04-0212D0030-08ND
2012-06-0412F0087-02ND
2012-07-0212G0043-01ND
2012-07-0212G0043-02ND
2012-07-0212G0043-03ND
2012-07-0212G0043-04ND
2012-07-0212G0043-05ND
2012-10-0112J0045-01ND
2012-10-0112J0045-02ND
2012-10-0112J0045-03ND
2012-10-0112J0045-04ND
2012-10-0112J0045-05ND
2013-01-0213A0038-01ND
2013-01-0713A0260-01ND
2013-01-0713A0260-02ND
2013-01-1813A0896-01ND
2013-04-0113D0033-01ND
2013-04-0113D0033-02ND
2013-04-0113D0033-03ND
2013-04-0113D0033-04ND
2013-04-0113D0033-05ND
2013-07-0113G0061-01ND
2013-10-0113J0088-01ND
2013-10-0113J0088-02ND
2013-10-0113J0088-03ND
2013-10-0113J0088-04ND
2013-10-0113J0088-05ND
2014-01-1314A0488-01ND
2014-01-1314A0488-02ND
2014-01-1314A0488-03ND
2014-01-1314A0488-04ND
2014-01-1314A0488-05ND
2014-04-0114D0049-01ND
2014-07-0114G0078-01ND
2014-07-0114G0078-02ND
2014-07-0114G0078-03ND
2014-07-0114G0078-04ND
2014-07-0114G0078-05ND
2014-10-0614J0317-01ND
2014-10-0614J0317-02ND
2014-10-0614J0317-03ND
2014-10-0614J0317-04ND
2014-10-0614J0317-05ND
2015-01-0515A0043-01ND
2015-04-0615D0263-02ND
2015-04-0615D0263-03ND
2015-04-0615D0263-04ND
2015-04-0615D0263-05ND
2015-04-0615D0263-06ND
2015-06-0115F0041-02ND
2015-07-0615G0249-01ND
2015-07-0615G0249-02ND
2015-07-0615G0249-03ND
2015-07-0615G0249-04ND
2015-07-0615G0249-05ND
2015-10-0515J0210-01ND
2015-10-0515J0210-02ND
2015-10-0515J0210-03ND
2015-10-0515J0210-04ND
2015-10-0515J0210-05ND
2016-01-0416A0022-01ND
2016-01-0416A0022-02ND
2016-01-0416A0022-03ND
2016-01-0416A0022-04ND
2016-01-0416A0022-05ND
2016-04-0416D0092-01ND
2016-04-0416D0092-02ND
2016-04-0416D0092-03ND
2016-04-0416D0092-04ND
2016-04-0416D0092-05ND
2016-04-0416D0092-01ND
2016-04-0416D0092-02ND
2016-04-0416D0092-03ND
2016-04-0416D0092-04ND
2016-04-0416D0092-05ND
2016-07-0516G0160-01ND
2016-07-0516G0160-02ND
2016-07-0516G0160-03ND
2016-07-0516G0160-04ND
2016-07-0516G0160-05ND
2016-10-0416J0106-01ND
2016-10-0416J0106-02ND
2016-10-0416J0106-03ND
2016-10-0416J0106-04ND
2016-10-0416J0106-05ND
2017-01-0317A0076-01ND
2017-01-0317A0076-02ND
2017-01-0317A0076-03ND
2017-01-0317A0076-04ND
2017-01-0317A0076-05ND
2017-04-0317D0028-03ND
2017-04-0317D0028-04ND
2017-04-0317D0028-05ND
2017-04-0317D0028-06ND
2017-04-0317D0028-07ND
2017-07-1017G0388-01ND
2017-07-1017G0388-02ND
2017-07-1017G0388-03ND
2017-07-1017G0388-04ND
2017-07-1017G0388-05ND
2017-10-0917J0494-01ND
2017-10-0917J0494-02ND
2017-10-0917J0494-03ND
2017-10-0917J0494-04ND
2017-10-0917J0494-05ND