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Monobromoacetic acid

City of Murphy

NOTE: City of Murphy purchases water from North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

Monobromoacetic 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.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.43 ppb43ND - 3.50 ppb
20131.88 ppb43ND - 4.50 ppb
20141.98 ppb13131.20 ppb - 3.30 ppb
20151.26 ppb168ND - 3.40 ppb
20160.706 ppb168ND - 1.60 ppb
20172.44 ppb16161.20 ppb - 7.50 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 25 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 25 ppb for monobromoacetic acid was proposed in 2020 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 muscular degeneration.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

NOTE: City of Murphy purchases water from North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for monobromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-0712022480071.30 ppb
2012-02-071202248006ND
2012-06-061206184011ND
2012-06-061206184010ND
2012-07-3012080100113.90 ppb
2012-07-3012080100122.70 ppb
2012-11-0712112610041.80 ppb
2012-11-0712112610032.80 ppb
2013-02-2713029060252.60 ppb
2013-02-2713029060243.50 ppb
2013-04-291304A060131.10 ppb
2013-04-291304A060121.80 ppb
2013-07-24Q1304404002ND
2013-07-24Q13044040011.10 ppb
2013-10-16Q1308972002ND
2013-10-16Q13089720011.000 ppb
2014-02-10Q14041250011.60 ppb
2014-02-10Q1404125002ND
2014-09-26Q14490900012.60 ppb
2015-05-21Q15188170091.60 ppb
2016-09-06Q1635670007ND
2017-06-22Q17262450103.20 ppb