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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic 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 dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

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.

 

22

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

11

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.675 ppb41ND - 2.70 ppb
20131.23 ppb42ND - 2.60 ppb
20145.37 ppb13132.40 ppb - 7.70 ppb
20151.83 ppb164ND - 8.50 ppb
20160.344 ppb164ND - 1.50 ppb
201712.2 ppb16166.20 ppb - 22.1 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: City of Murphy purchases water from North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-071202248007ND
2012-02-071202248006ND
2012-06-061206184011ND
2012-06-0612061840102.60 ppb
2012-07-301208010011ND
2012-07-301208010012ND
2012-11-0712112610043.20 ppb
2012-11-0712112610033.60 ppb
2013-02-2713029060251.10 ppb
2013-02-2713029060243.10 ppb
2013-04-291304A060131.30 ppb
2013-04-291304A060122.90 ppb
2013-07-24Q1304404002ND
2013-07-24Q13044040013.10 ppb
2013-10-16Q1308972002ND
2013-10-16Q1308972001ND
2014-02-10Q14041250012.20 ppb
2014-02-10Q14041250021.10 ppb
2014-09-26Q1449090001ND
2015-05-21Q1518817009ND
2016-09-06Q1635670007ND
2017-06-22Q172624501010.5 ppb