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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Asbestos

Combine Water Supply Corporation

NOTE: Combine Water Supply Corporation purchases water from City of Seagoville which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Seagoville.

Asbestos is a mineral fiber introduced into water by the dissolution of asbestos-containing minerals and from decay of asbestos cement in water mains. Asbestos causes cancer when ingested or inhaled.

 

1

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.40 MFL110.40 MFL
2013N/A00N/A
2014N/A00N/A
2015N/A00N/A
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

MFL = million fibers per liter

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 MFL

The legal limit for asbestos, established in 1991, was based on toxicity studies in laboratory animals conducted in the 1980s.

MFL = million fibers per liter

All test results

NOTE: Combine Water Supply Corporation purchases water from City of Seagoville which is required to test for asbestos. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Seagoville.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-21CAL12021327ND