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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Bcwsa Sangaree WD

NOTE: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

4

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.0930 ppm110.0930 ppm
20130.190 ppm110.190 ppm
20140.280 ppm110.280 ppm
20150.260 ppm110.260 ppm
20160.360 ppm110.360 ppm
20170.0730 ppm110.0730 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

NOTE: Bcwsa Sangaree WD purchases water from Santee Cooper Reg Water which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Santee Cooper Reg Water.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-16AD029830.0930 ppm
2013-02-27AD203270.190 ppm
2014-03-11AD369030.280 ppm
2015-03-04AD523160.260 ppm
2016-02-16AD708630.360 ppm
2017-02-06AD893540.0730 ppm