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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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MTBE

Northampton Bucks County Municipal 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.

 

94

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND120ND
2013ND120ND
2014ND230ND
2015ND150ND
2016ND110ND
2017ND210ND

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
2012-02-28L4066896-1ND
2012-03-07L4061769-1ND
2012-05-23L4168750-1ND
2012-05-23L4168751-1ND
2012-06-06L3257952-3ND
2012-06-06L3257952-1ND
2012-06-06L3257952-2ND
2012-06-06L3257952-4ND
2012-08-16L4291049-1ND
2012-08-16L4291049-2ND
2012-11-15L4392086-2ND
2012-11-15L4392086-1ND
2013-03-05L3661861-2ND
2013-03-05L3661861-1ND
2013-05-14L2391330-1ND
2013-05-14L2286687-1ND
2013-07-02L1595500-2ND
2013-07-02L1595500-4ND
2013-07-02L1595500-1ND
2013-07-02L1595500-3ND
2013-08-08L4725530-1ND
2013-08-08L4725529-1ND
2013-11-19L4836093-1ND
2013-11-19L4836092-1ND
2014-02-25L4951918-1ND
2014-02-25L4951922-1ND
2014-05-20L4690565-1ND
2014-05-20L4799412-1ND
2014-07-17L5163463-13ND
2014-07-17L5163463-1ND
2014-07-17L5163463-2ND
2014-07-17L5163463-15ND
2014-07-17L5163463-3ND
2014-07-17L5163463-14ND
2014-07-17L5163463-4ND
2014-07-17L5163463-7ND
2014-07-17L5163463-6ND
2014-07-17L5163463-5ND
2014-07-17L5163463-12ND
2014-07-17L5163463-10ND
2014-07-17L5163463-11ND
2014-07-17L5163463-9ND
2014-07-17L5163463-8ND
2014-08-15L4359849-1ND
2014-08-15L4460454-1ND
2014-12-04L5352437-1ND
2014-12-04L5352436-1ND
2015-02-1012390458ND
2015-02-1012390404ND
2015-05-1112738406ND
2015-05-1112738460ND
2015-07-0913859295ND
2015-07-0913859349ND
2015-07-0913859403ND
2015-08-1913123802ND
2015-08-1913123856ND
2015-08-2813124377ND
2015-11-2013503396ND
2015-11-2013503342ND
2015-11-2013503558ND
2015-11-2013503504ND
2015-11-2013503450ND
2016-02-2313975131ND
2016-02-2313975078ND
2016-02-2313975025ND
2016-02-2313974972ND
2016-02-2313974919ND
2016-05-2414237880ND
2016-07-2114555691ND
2016-07-2114555743ND
2016-07-2114555639ND
2016-07-2114555587ND
2016-08-3014892483ND
2017-02-2715644147ND
2017-06-0716243936ND
2017-08-0116551795ND
2017-08-0116551743ND
2017-08-0116552055ND
2017-08-0116551847ND
2017-08-0116552003ND
2017-08-0116551951ND
2017-08-0116552107ND
2017-08-0116551899ND
2017-08-1716553029ND
2017-08-1716553081ND
2017-08-1716552977ND
2017-08-1716553133ND
2017-08-1716553237ND
2017-08-1716553185ND
2017-08-2416552897ND
2017-08-2416552793ND
2017-08-2416552741ND
2017-08-2416552689ND
2017-08-2416552845ND