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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Akron City Public Water System

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

435

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

178

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.0907 ppm6644ND - 0.415 ppm
20130.129 ppm9267ND - 0.410 ppm
20140.184 ppm8565ND - 0.551 ppm
20150.189 ppm6450ND - 0.661 ppm
20160.128 ppm6540ND - 0.504 ppm
20170.144 ppm6346ND - 0.463 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-20201202200.372 ppm
2012-02-02201203630.229 ppm
2012-02-09201204400.286 ppm
2012-02-16201205170.266 ppm
2012-02-24201206050.415 ppm
2012-02-25201206160.408 ppm
2012-03-01201206710.371 ppm
2012-03-08201207480.297 ppm
2012-03-22201208870.147 ppm
2012-03-29201209640.0390 ppm
2012-03-3020120975ND
2012-04-0520121041ND
2012-04-1320121119ND
2012-04-2020121196ND
2012-05-03201213390.0130 ppm
2012-05-0620121372ND
2012-05-12201214380.0340 ppm
2012-05-13201214490.0830 ppm
2012-05-20201215150.0300 ppm
2012-05-26201215730.0150 ppm
2012-05-27201215840.0150 ppm
2012-06-03201216580.0200 ppm
2012-06-0920121724ND
2012-06-10201217350.0150 ppm
2012-06-1620121801ND
2012-06-1720121812ND
2012-06-1920121834ND
2012-06-2020121845ND
2012-06-2320121878ND
2012-06-2420121889ND
2012-06-3020121955ND
2012-07-0120121966ND
2012-07-1420122107ND
2012-07-2120122186ND
2012-07-2220122197ND
2012-07-2820122263ND
2012-07-2920122274ND
2012-08-11201224150.0180 ppm
2012-08-18201224920.0200 ppm
2012-08-25201225690.0170 ppm
2012-09-0820122723ND
2012-09-09201227340.0150 ppm
2012-09-15201228000.0140 ppm
2012-09-2220122877ND
2012-09-29201229540.0200 ppm
2012-10-06201230310.0200 ppm
2012-10-07201230420.0210 ppm
2012-10-07201230320.0210 ppm
2012-10-13201230990.0250 ppm
2012-10-20301231700.0120 ppm
2012-10-20201231700.0120 ppm
2012-10-2720123247ND
2012-11-10201233920.0180 ppm
2012-11-11201234010.134 ppm
2012-11-17201234580.177 ppm
2012-11-18201234690.183 ppm
2012-11-24201235350.231 ppm
2012-11-25201235460.229 ppm
2012-12-01201236120.207 ppm
2012-12-02201236230.181 ppm
2012-12-08201236890.190 ppm
2012-12-09201237000.190 ppm
2012-12-15201237660.252 ppm
2012-12-16201237770.243 ppm
2012-12-22201238440.237 ppm
2012-12-23201238550.243 ppm
2013-01-05201300540.265 ppm
2013-01-06201300650.274 ppm
2013-01-12201301310.321 ppm
2013-01-13201301420.359 ppm
2013-01-19201302080.255 ppm
2013-01-20201302190.252 ppm
2013-01-26201302850.232 ppm
2013-01-27201302960.239 ppm
2013-02-02201305940.393 ppm
2013-02-03201306050.359 ppm
2013-02-09201304390.364 ppm
2013-02-10201304500.293 ppm
2013-02-23201305930.332 ppm
2013-02-24201306040.331 ppm
2013-03-02201306690.365 ppm
2013-03-03201306800.410 ppm
2013-03-09201307460.352 ppm
2013-03-10201307570.335 ppm
2013-03-16201308220.256 ppm
2013-03-17201308330.255 ppm
2013-03-23201308990.228 ppm
2013-03-24201309100.171 ppm
2013-03-30201309760.211 ppm
2013-03-31201309870.165 ppm
2013-04-06201310530.102 ppm
2013-04-07201310640.0570 ppm
2013-04-13201311300.0130 ppm
2013-04-20201312070.0840 ppm
2013-04-21201312180.0520 ppm
2013-04-2720131284ND
2013-04-2820131296ND
2013-05-1120131429ND
2013-05-1220131438ND
2013-05-1820131496ND
2013-05-1920131505ND
2013-06-0120131632ND
2013-06-0220131643ND
2013-06-08201317090.0460 ppm
2013-06-15201315800.124 ppm
2013-06-22201316570.0660 ppm
2013-06-23201316670.0550 ppm
2013-06-29201317290.0270 ppm
2013-06-30201317400.0300 ppm
2013-07-06201318060.0180 ppm
2013-07-07201318170.0200 ppm
2013-07-13201318830.183 ppm
2013-07-20201319600.0360 ppm
2013-07-21201319710.0200 ppm
2013-07-27201320370.0360 ppm
2013-07-28201320480.0530 ppm
2013-08-0320132114ND
2013-08-0420132125ND
2013-08-1020132191ND
2013-08-1120132202ND
2013-08-1620132257ND
2013-08-17201322680.0190 ppm
2013-08-18201322790.0230 ppm
2013-08-3120132522ND
2013-09-0120132533ND
2013-09-0720132599ND
2013-09-0820132610ND
2013-09-1420132676ND
2013-09-1520132687ND
2013-09-2120132757ND
2013-09-222013760ND
2013-09-2820132816ND
2013-09-29201328250.0170 ppm
2013-10-0520132891ND
2013-10-0620132902ND
2013-10-1220132968ND
2013-10-13201329790.0210 ppm
2013-10-20201330560.0220 ppm
2013-10-26201331220.0960 ppm
2013-10-27201331430.0890 ppm
2013-11-02201332090.140 ppm
2013-11-03201332200.145 ppm
2013-11-09201332860.132 ppm
2013-11-10201332970.125 ppm
2013-11-16201333630.127 ppm
2013-11-17201333740.124 ppm
2013-11-23201334400.145 ppm
2013-11-24201334510.151 ppm
2013-11-30201335180.172 ppm
2013-12-01201335290.169 ppm
2013-12-07201335950.203 ppm
2013-12-08201336060.225 ppm
2013-12-14201336720.237 ppm
2013-12-15201336830.238 ppm
2013-12-22201337600.260 ppm
2013-12-25201337930.402 ppm
2013-12-28201338260.288 ppm
2013-12-29201338370.285 ppm
2014-01-04201400130.273 ppm
2014-01-05201400590.271 ppm
2014-01-11201401200.377 ppm
2014-01-12201401310.377 ppm
2014-01-18201401970.323 ppm
2014-01-19201402080.316 ppm
2014-01-25201402740.333 ppm
2014-01-26201402850.340 ppm
2014-01-27201402960.349 ppm
2014-02-01201403510.403 ppm
2014-02-02201403620.405 ppm
2014-02-08201404280.514 ppm
2014-02-09201404390.530 ppm
2014-02-15201405050.517 ppm
2014-02-16201405160.509 ppm
2014-02-22201405820.521 ppm
2014-02-23201405930.503 ppm
2014-03-01201406570.551 ppm
2014-03-02201406660.530 ppm
2014-03-08201407240.422 ppm
2014-03-15201408010.525 ppm
2014-03-16201408120.514 ppm
2014-03-22201408790.440 ppm
2014-03-29201409560.359 ppm
2014-04-05201410330.340 ppm
2014-04-13201411140.149 ppm
2014-04-2220141209ND
2014-04-2620141251ND
2014-04-2720141260ND
2014-04-2920141278ND
2014-05-1020141377ND
2014-05-1120141386ND
2014-05-2720141539ND
2014-05-3120141566ND
2014-06-0120141577ND
2014-06-07201416430.0480 ppm
2014-06-08201416540.0650 ppm
2014-06-14201417200.0870 ppm
2014-06-15201417310.0510 ppm
2014-06-17201417530.0720 ppm
2014-06-21201417970.0260 ppm
2014-06-22201418080.0390 ppm
2014-06-24201418300.142 ppm
2014-06-28201418740.196 ppm
2014-06-29201418850.210 ppm
2014-07-05201419510.0280 ppm
2014-07-06201719620.0630 ppm
2014-07-08201419840.0190 ppm
2014-07-13201420380.0240 ppm
2014-07-20201421090.0280 ppm
2014-07-2620142169ND
2014-07-2720142180ND
2014-08-02201422460.142 ppm
2014-08-03201422570.123 ppm
2014-08-0920142324ND
2014-09-14201427200.0650 ppm
2014-09-2120142797ND
2014-09-2820142874ND
2014-10-0420142940ND
2014-10-0520142951ND
2014-10-07201429730.0230 ppm
2014-10-11201430170.0420 ppm
2014-10-12201430280.0230 ppm
2014-10-1420143050ND
2014-10-1920143105ND
2014-10-2120143127ND
2014-10-2520143171ND
2014-10-26201431800.0600 ppm
2014-11-01201432360.0230 ppm
2014-11-02201432450.0310 ppm
2014-11-08201533050.0780 ppm
2014-11-09201433140.0820 ppm
2014-11-15201433720.131 ppm
2014-11-16201433810.124 ppm
2014-11-22201434430.153 ppm
2014-11-23201434540.170 ppm
2014-11-29201435200.283 ppm
2014-11-30201435310.268 ppm
2014-12-06201435970.258 ppm
2014-12-07201436080.252 ppm
2014-12-13201436740.287 ppm
2014-12-14201436850.283 ppm
2014-12-20201437510.295 ppm
2014-12-27201438280.308 ppm
2014-12-28201438390.314 ppm
2015-01-03201500320.344 ppm
2015-01-04201500430.338 ppm
2015-01-11201501200.327 ppm
2015-01-13201501420.312 ppm
2015-01-17201501860.320 ppm
2015-01-18201501970.331 ppm
2015-01-24201502630.390 ppm
2015-01-31201503400.442 ppm
2015-02-07201504170.474 ppm
2015-02-14201504940.482 ppm
2015-02-15201505050.496 ppm
2015-02-21201505710.511 ppm
2015-02-22201505820.504 ppm
2015-02-28201506480.503 ppm
2015-03-03201506810.513 ppm
2015-03-07201507250.535 ppm
2015-03-15201508130.661 ppm
2015-03-17201508350.588 ppm
2015-03-22201508900.458 ppm
2015-03-24201509120.445 ppm
2015-03-28201509560.395 ppm
2015-04-04201510330.278 ppm
2015-04-11201511100.137 ppm
2015-04-18201511870.0150 ppm
2015-04-25201512600.0200 ppm
2015-05-0220151332ND
2015-05-0720151387ND
2015-05-0920151409ND
2015-05-16201514780.0250 ppm
2015-05-19201515110.0500 ppm
2015-05-30201516300.0180 ppm
2015-06-30201519710.128 ppm
2015-07-04201520150.124 ppm
2015-07-05201520260.0900 ppm
2015-07-07201520480.0870 ppm
2015-07-11201520920.0620 ppm
2015-07-12201521030.0810 ppm
2015-07-18201521690.103 ppm
2015-07-25201522460.0180 ppm
2015-08-0120152324ND
2015-08-0820152401ND
2015-08-15201524700.0210 ppm
2015-08-16201524790.0170 ppm
2015-08-18201524970.0190 ppm
2015-09-0520152616ND
2015-09-0620152627ND
2015-09-0820152649ND
2015-09-1220152693ND
2015-09-1920152770ND
2015-09-2620152847ND
2015-10-0320152910ND
2015-10-06201529390.0440 ppm
2015-10-10201529830.0280 ppm
2015-10-1720153060ND
2015-10-2420153137ND
2015-10-31201532140.0270 ppm
2015-11-07201532910.0960 ppm
2015-11-14201533680.0870 ppm
2015-11-21201534450.129 ppm
2015-11-28201535220.152 ppm
2015-12-05201535990.180 ppm
2015-12-12201536760.206 ppm
2015-12-19201537530.221 ppm
2015-12-26201538300.232 ppm
2016-01-02201600200.341 ppm
2016-01-09201600970.298 ppm
2016-01-10201601080.302 ppm
2016-01-12201601300.326 ppm
2016-01-16201601740.365 ppm
2016-01-23201602510.458 ppm
2016-01-30201603280.504 ppm
2016-02-06201604050.500 ppm
2016-02-13201604820.359 ppm
2016-02-14201604930.350 ppm
2016-02-20201605590.337 ppm
2016-02-21201605700.354 ppm
2016-02-272016063630.371 ppm
2016-03-04201607020.259 ppm
2016-03-05201607130.248 ppm
2016-03-06201607240.225 ppm
2016-03-12201607900.143 ppm
2016-03-19201608670.0760 ppm
2016-03-2620160940ND
2016-03-2720160951ND
2016-04-03201610240.0360 ppm
2016-04-0920161090ND
2016-04-16201611590.0840 ppm
2016-04-2120161214ND
2016-04-2220161225ND
2016-04-2620161261ND
2016-04-3020161303ND
2016-05-0720161380ND
2016-05-10201661413ND
2016-05-1420161457ND
2016-05-2120161534ND
2016-05-28201616110.0200 ppm
2016-06-04201616880.0230 ppm
2016-06-05201616990.0220 ppm
2016-06-11201617610.0290 ppm
2016-07-0220161962ND
2016-07-0920162031ND
2016-08-0620162287ND
2016-08-0920162314ND
2016-08-1320162350ND
2016-08-20201624120.0200 ppm
2016-09-0320162562ND
2016-09-0620162595ND
2016-09-0820162606ND
2016-09-1020162639ND
2016-09-1320162672ND
2016-09-1620162705ND
2016-09-19201627380.0240 ppm
2016-09-2220162771ND
2016-09-2420162793ND
2016-10-02201628810.0710 ppm
2016-10-08201629470.0660 ppm
2016-10-09201629580.0510 ppm
2016-10-2320163089ND
2016-10-29201631490.148 ppm
2016-11-05201632240.155 ppm
2016-11-12201632910.184 ppm
2016-11-19201633620.151 ppm
2016-11-27201634500.115 ppm
2016-11-27201634830.108 ppm
2016-12-03201635160.132 ppm
2016-12-09201635820.183 ppm
2016-12-10201635930.193 ppm
2016-12-18201636810.248 ppm
2016-12-24201637480.415 ppm
2017-01-07201700760.439 ppm
2017-01-10201700980.463 ppm
2017-01-14201701530.457 ppm
2017-01-21201702300.401 ppm
2017-01-28201703070.425 ppm
2017-02-04201703840.410 ppm
2017-02-19201705490.392 ppm
2017-02-25201706150.371 ppm
2017-02-27201706370.353 ppm
2017-02-28201706480.338 ppm
2017-03-04201706920.244 ppm
2017-03-12201707800.205 ppm
2017-03-16201708240.151 ppm
2017-03-18201708460.143 ppm
2017-03-22201708900.200 ppm
2017-03-25201709230.212 ppm
2017-03-26201709340.213 ppm
2017-04-01201710000.109 ppm
2017-04-08201710750.133 ppm
2017-04-15201711440.0170 ppm
2017-04-1820171177ND
2017-04-2712620.0370 ppm
2017-04-3020171293ND
2017-05-04201713370.121 ppm
2017-05-07201713660.149 ppm
2017-05-11201714020.0810 ppm
2017-05-1420171435ND
2017-05-2120171512ND
2017-05-24201715450.0470 ppm
2017-05-27201715780.0270 ppm
2017-05-31201716220.0990 ppm
2017-06-03201716550.127 ppm
2017-06-07201716990.0470 ppm
2017-06-10201717320.101 ppm
2017-06-13201717650.0320 ppm
2017-06-17201718090.0220 ppm
2017-06-2520171897ND
2017-07-0220171972ND
2017-07-09201720490.0470 ppm
2017-07-2320172203ND
2017-07-2520172225ND
2017-07-3020172280ND
2017-08-0620172357ND
2017-08-1220172413ND
2017-08-1520172446ND
2017-08-2020172501ND
2017-08-2220172523ND
2017-08-2620172567ND
2017-09-0320172654ND
2017-09-07201072699ND
2017-09-13201727600.0320 ppm
2017-10-13201730420.0540 ppm
2017-10-27201731720.0570 ppm
2017-11-01201732120.0640 ppm
2017-11-09201732920.121 ppm
2017-11-14201733420.180 ppm
2017-11-19201733920.205 ppm
2017-11-21201734120.199 ppm
2017-11-25201734520.383 ppm
2017-11-28201734820.347 ppm
2017-12-02201735220.320 ppm
2017-12-05201735480.302 ppm
2017-12-16201737470.212 ppm