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Dichloroacetic acid

San Antonio Water System Northeast

Dichloroacetic 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)

52

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.05 ppb169ND - 9.50 ppb
20135.81 ppb1613ND - 20.9 ppb
20144.77 ppb1612ND - 9.10 ppb
20153.72 ppb16161.40 ppb - 6.00 ppb
2016ND160ND
20170.144 ppb162ND - 1.20 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.7 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.7 ppb for dichloroacetic acid was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-0412010700086.70 ppb
2012-01-0412010700073.50 ppb
2012-01-0412010700063.30 ppb
2012-01-0412010700053.90 ppb
2012-05-2112056650192.20 ppb
2012-05-2112056650181.000 ppb
2012-05-211205665020ND
2012-05-2112056650211.10 ppb
2012-07-061207217007ND
2012-07-061207217008ND
2012-07-0612072170061.60 ppb
2012-07-061207217005ND
2012-10-021210100005ND
2012-10-021210100006ND
2012-10-021210100007ND
2012-10-0212101000089.50 ppb
2013-02-05AC098441.90 ppb
2013-02-05AC098482.20 ppb
2013-02-05AC098522.10 ppb
2013-02-05AC098401.50 ppb
2013-04-09AC161132.10 ppb
2013-04-09AC161163.00 ppb
2013-04-09AC161121.80 ppb
2013-04-09AC161111.90 ppb
2013-07-02AC237902.80 ppb
2013-07-02AC23786ND
2013-07-02AC23794ND
2013-07-02AC23787ND
2013-12-26AC3822916.0 ppb
2013-12-26AC3822816.6 ppb
2013-12-26AC3823120.1 ppb
2013-12-26AC3823020.9 ppb
2014-02-14AC431008.00 ppb
2014-02-14AC431068.20 ppb
2014-02-14AC430447.70 ppb
2014-02-14AC430489.10 ppb
2014-04-02AC491068.00 ppb
2014-04-02AC490857.30 ppb
2014-04-02AC490958.10 ppb
2014-04-02AC491247.90 ppb
2014-07-02AC587674.90 ppb
2014-07-02AC587644.40 ppb
2014-07-02AC58774ND
2014-07-02AC587751.000 ppb
2014-10-02AC68767ND
2014-10-02AC68790ND
2014-10-02AC687941.70 ppb
2014-10-02AC68793ND
2015-01-15AC764291.60 ppb
2015-01-15AC764431.70 ppb
2015-01-15AC764441.40 ppb
2015-01-15AC764201.60 ppb
2015-05-01AC902345.30 ppb
2015-05-01AC902543.60 ppb
2015-05-01AC902482.30 ppb
2015-05-01AC902493.80 ppb
2015-07-08AC987086.00 ppb
2015-07-08AC987094.40 ppb
2015-07-08AC987104.10 ppb
2015-07-08AC987062.80 ppb
2015-10-14AD105984.20 ppb
2015-10-14AD105915.40 ppb
2015-10-14AD105865.40 ppb
2015-10-14AD105995.90 ppb
2016-01-12AD17532ND
2016-01-12AD17533ND
2016-01-12AD17563ND
2016-01-12AD17559ND
2016-04-04AD31635ND
2016-04-04AD31639ND
2016-04-04AD31634ND
2016-04-04AD31636ND
2016-07-20AD44880ND
2016-07-20AD44875ND
2016-07-20AD44870ND
2016-07-20AD44878ND
2016-10-12AD53135ND
2016-10-12AD53119ND
2016-10-12AD53120ND
2016-10-12AD53118ND
2017-01-05AD63192ND
2017-01-05AD63196ND
2017-01-05AD631901.10 ppb
2017-01-05AD63193ND
2017-04-03AD78036ND
2017-04-03AD78034ND
2017-04-03AD78037ND
2017-04-03AD78039ND
2017-07-07AD88653ND
2017-07-07AD88636ND
2017-07-07AD88630ND
2017-07-07AD88637ND
2017-12-04AE06545ND
2017-12-04AE06543ND
2017-12-04AE065421.20 ppb
2017-12-04AE06537ND