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Dibromoacetic acid

Blacksburg, Town of

NOTE: Blacksburg, Town of purchases water from Gaffney BPW which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gaffney BPW.

Dibromoacetic acid, one of the group of five haloacetic acids regulated by federal standards, is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Haloacetic acids and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

 

96

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

10

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND40ND
2013ND50ND
20140.250 ppb82ND - 1.000 ppb
20151.13 ppb85ND - 2.70 ppb
2016ND80ND
20170.138 ppb81ND - 1.10 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.04 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.04 ppb for dibromoacetic acid was defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG and represents a on-in-a-million lifetime cancer risk level. This health guideline protects against cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: Blacksburg, Town of purchases water from Gaffney BPW which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Gaffney BPW.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-062120207-12ND
2012-02-062120207-13ND
2012-02-062120207-14ND
2012-02-062120207-15ND
2012-04-022120403-21ND
2012-04-022120403-20ND
2012-04-022120403-19ND
2012-04-022120403-18ND
2012-07-032120705-22ND
2012-07-032120705-23ND
2012-07-032120705-24ND
2012-07-032120705-25ND
2012-10-012121002-13ND
2012-10-012121002-12ND
2012-10-012121002-11ND
2012-10-012121002-10ND
2013-01-073010004-01ND
2013-01-073010004-02ND
2013-01-073010004-03ND
2013-01-073010004-04ND
2013-04-013040003-04ND
2013-04-013040003-03ND
2013-04-013040003-02ND
2013-04-013040003-01ND
2013-07-033070003-04ND
2013-07-033070003-03ND
2013-07-033070003-02ND
2013-07-033070003-01ND
2013-10-073100030-02ND
2013-10-073100030-03ND
2013-10-073100030-04ND
2013-10-183100696-01ND
2014-01-134010030-04ND
2014-01-134010030-03ND
2014-01-134010030-02ND
2014-01-134010030-01ND
2014-04-084040030-04ND
2014-04-084040030-03ND
2014-04-084040030-02ND
2014-04-084040030-01ND
2014-07-074070032-01ND
2014-07-074070032-02ND
2014-07-074070032-03ND
2014-07-074070032-04ND
2014-10-154100047-04ND
2014-10-154100047-03ND
2014-10-154100047-02ND
2014-10-154100047-01ND
2015-01-145010047-041.000 ppb
2015-01-145010047-03ND
2015-01-145010047-02ND
2015-01-145010047-01ND
2015-04-065040047-01ND
2015-04-065040047-02ND
2015-04-065040047-03ND
2015-04-065040047-04ND
2015-07-155070050-041.70 ppb
2015-07-155070050-031.10 ppb
2015-07-155070050-021.10 ppb
2015-07-155070050-011.60 ppb
2015-10-125100048-042.60 ppb
2015-10-125100048-032.30 ppb
2015-10-125100048-021.40 ppb
2015-10-125100048-011.50 ppb
2016-01-126010048-04ND
2016-01-126010048-03ND
2016-01-126010048-02ND
2016-01-126010048-01ND
2016-04-146040049-02ND
2016-04-146040049-01ND
2016-04-146040049-03ND
2016-04-146040049-04ND
2016-07-126070056-03ND
2016-07-126070056-02ND
2016-07-126070056-04ND
2016-07-126070056-01ND
2016-10-116100049-02ND
2016-10-116100049-03ND
2016-10-116100049-01ND
2016-10-116100049-04ND
2017-01-127010031-04ND
2017-01-127010031-03ND
2017-01-127010031-021.000 ppb
2017-01-127010031-01ND
2017-04-137040049-04ND
2017-04-137040049-03ND
2017-04-137040049-02ND
2017-04-137040049-01ND
2017-07-127070059-04ND
2017-07-127070059-03ND
2017-07-127070059-02ND
2017-07-127070059-01ND
2017-10-107100049-01ND
2017-10-107100049-02ND
2017-10-107100049-03ND
2017-10-107100049-04ND