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Dibromoacetic acid

Joint Municipal WSC

NOTE: Joint Municipal WSC purchases water from City of West Columbia which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of West Columbia.

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.

 

124

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

12

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.750 ppb41ND - 3.00 ppb
2013ND40ND
2014ND160ND
2015ND150ND
2016ND160ND
2017ND160ND

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: Joint Municipal WSC purchases water from City of West Columbia which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of West Columbia.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-182120119-2ND
2012-01-182120119-3ND
2012-01-182120119-4ND
2012-01-182120119-5ND
2012-01-182120119-6ND
2012-01-182120119-7ND
2012-01-182120119-8ND
2012-01-182120119-9ND
2012-05-162120517-24ND
2012-05-162120517-25ND
2012-05-162120517-26ND
2012-05-162120517-28ND
2012-05-162120517-29ND
2012-05-162120517-306.29 ppb
2012-05-162120517-315.45 ppb
2012-05-16212517-27ND
2012-08-162120817-2ND
2012-08-162120817-3ND
2012-08-162120817-4ND
2012-08-162120817-5ND
2012-08-162120817-62.54 ppb
2012-08-162120817-71.07 ppb
2012-08-162120817-81.82 ppb
2012-08-162120817-91.45 ppb
2012-11-142121115-2ND
2012-11-142121115-3ND
2012-11-142121115-4ND
2012-11-142121115-5ND
2012-11-142121115-6ND
2012-11-142121115-7ND
2012-11-142121115-8ND
2012-11-142121115-9ND
2013-03-072130308-12ND
2013-03-072130308-13ND
2013-03-072130308-14ND
2013-03-072130308-15ND
2013-03-072130308-16ND
2013-03-072130308-17ND
2013-03-072130308-18ND
2013-03-072130308-19ND
2013-05-292130530-2ND
2013-05-292130530-3ND
2013-05-292130530-4ND
2013-05-292130530-5ND
2013-05-292130530-6ND
2013-05-292130530-7ND
2013-05-292130530-8ND
2013-05-292130530-9ND
2013-08-262130827-201.70 ppb
2013-08-262130827-211.78 ppb
2013-08-262130827-222.09 ppb
2013-08-262130827-23ND
2013-08-262130827-24ND
2013-08-262130827-25ND
2013-08-262130827-261.97 ppb
2013-08-262130827-272.02 ppb
2013-10-282131029-2ND
2013-10-282131029-31.04 ppb
2013-10-282131029-4ND
2013-10-282131029-5ND
2014-02-042140205-30ND
2014-02-042140205-31ND
2014-02-042140205-32ND
2014-02-042140205-33ND
2014-04-282140429-21ND
2014-04-282140429-22ND
2014-04-282140429-23ND
2014-04-282140429-24ND
2014-09-162140917-2ND
2014-09-162140917-3ND
2014-09-162140917-4ND
2014-09-162140917-5ND
2014-10-032141104-12ND
2014-10-032141104-13ND
2014-10-032141104-14ND
2014-10-032141104-15ND
2015-02-022150203-2ND
2015-02-022150203-3ND
2015-02-022150203-4ND
2015-02-022150203-5ND
2015-04-272150430-56ND
2015-04-272150430-57ND
2015-04-272150430-58ND
2015-04-272150430-59ND
2015-08-042150807-12ND
2015-08-042150807-13ND
2015-08-042150807-14ND
2015-08-042150807-15ND
2015-11-032151104-2ND
2015-11-032151104-3ND
2015-11-032151104-4ND
2015-11-032151104-5ND
2016-03-072160308-14ND
2016-03-072160308-11ND
2016-03-072160308-12ND
2016-03-072160308-13ND
2016-05-232160524-4ND
2016-05-232160524-2ND
2016-05-232160524-3ND
2016-05-232160524-5ND
2016-08-012160804-14ND
2016-08-012160804-12ND
2016-08-012160804-13ND
2016-08-012160804-15ND
2016-10-312161104-49ND
2016-10-312161104-47ND
2016-10-312161104-48ND
2016-10-312161104-50ND
2017-01-302170202-13ND
2017-01-302170202-11ND
2017-01-302170202-12ND
2017-01-302170202-14ND
2017-05-012170505-20ND
2017-05-012170505-21ND
2017-05-012170505-22ND
2017-05-012170505-23ND
2017-09-192170922-12ND
2017-09-192170922-14ND
2017-09-202170922-11ND
2017-09-202170922-13ND
2017-10-302171103-11ND
2017-10-302171103-12ND
2017-10-302171103-13ND
2017-10-302171103-14ND