EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE


Bromochloroacetic acid

Combine Water Supply Corporation

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

Bromochloroacetic acid is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromochloroacetic acid and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.77 ppb331.50 ppb - 2.10 ppb
20132.08 ppb43ND - 4.50 ppb
20141.80 ppb43ND - 4.40 ppb
20152.33 ppb43ND - 5.50 ppb
20161.13 ppb42ND - 2.70 ppb
20171.53 ppb441.000 ppb - 2.40 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.02 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for bromochloroacetic 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: Combine Water Supply Corporation purchases water from City of Seagoville which is required to test for bromochloroacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by City of Seagoville.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-2112025860032.10 ppb
2012-05-1612056510084.20 ppb
2012-05-1612056510075.10 ppb
2012-05-1612056510064.60 ppb
2012-05-1612056510055.30 ppb
2012-07-3112081000082.80 ppb
2012-07-3112081000054.50 ppb
2012-07-3112081000064.30 ppb
2012-07-3112081000074.60 ppb
2012-10-301210A290064.20 ppb
2012-10-301210A290054.50 ppb
2012-10-301210A290072.00 ppb
2012-10-301210A290082.80 ppb
2013-02-1213024150074.70 ppb
2013-02-1213024150095.00 ppb
2013-02-1213024150083.90 ppb
2013-02-1213024150065.10 ppb
2013-04-1613045660054.30 ppb
2013-04-1613045660064.50 ppb
2013-04-1613045660074.70 ppb
2013-04-1613045660083.80 ppb
2013-07-30Q13045590024.40 ppb
2013-07-30Q13045590014.80 ppb
2013-07-30Q13045590042.90 ppb
2013-07-30Q13045590034.40 ppb
2013-10-28Q13099790043.00 ppb
2013-10-28Q13099790034.40 ppb
2013-10-28Q13099790024.50 ppb
2013-10-28Q13099790014.60 ppb
2014-03-17Q14084640014.50 ppb
2014-03-17Q14084640024.30 ppb
2014-03-17Q14084640033.90 ppb
2014-03-17Q14084640043.80 ppb
2014-05-15Q14165980044.70 ppb
2014-05-15Q14165980024.70 ppb
2014-05-15Q14165980034.80 ppb
2014-05-15Q14165980014.80 ppb
2014-09-02Q14405290011.20 ppb
2014-09-02Q14405290025.70 ppb
2014-09-02Q14405290035.80 ppb
2014-09-02Q14405290042.60 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544380021.40 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544380015.20 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544380052.00 ppb
2014-10-28Q14544380041.40 ppb
2015-01-27Q15031470051.50 ppb
2015-01-27Q15031470044.50 ppb
2015-01-27Q15031470034.90 ppb
2015-01-27Q15031470021.000 ppb
2015-05-26Q15190360041.10 ppb
2015-05-26Q15190360032.70 ppb
2015-05-26Q15190360023.60 ppb
2015-05-26Q15190360011.10 ppb
2015-08-12Q15317790013.10 ppb
2015-08-12Q15317790023.80 ppb
2015-08-12Q15317790034.00 ppb
2015-08-12Q15317790042.00 ppb
2015-10-21Q15415020022.50 ppb
2015-10-21Q15415020032.50 ppb
2015-10-21Q15415020042.20 ppb
2016-01-20Q16023320042.90 ppb
2016-01-20Q16023320033.60 ppb
2016-01-20Q16023320024.40 ppb
2016-01-20Q16023320014.00 ppb
2016-04-06Q16136720013.90 ppb
2016-04-06Q16136720024.00 ppb
2016-04-06Q16136720033.90 ppb
2016-04-06Q16136720042.00 ppb
2016-07-13Q16283770041.20 ppb
2016-07-13Q16283770034.40 ppb
2016-07-13Q16283770024.90 ppb
2016-07-13Q16283770012.30 ppb
2016-10-17Q16438900033.70 ppb
2016-10-17Q16438900023.80 ppb
2017-01-18Q17023490013.10 ppb
2017-01-18Q17023490052.00 ppb
2017-01-18Q17023490022.30 ppb
2017-01-18Q17023490043.10 ppb
2017-04-24Q17165260023.90 ppb
2017-04-24Q17165260042.20 ppb
2017-04-24Q17165260013.60 ppb
2017-04-24Q17165260033.70 ppb
2017-07-26Q17310450034.30 ppb
2017-07-26Q17310450043.70 ppb
2017-07-26Q17310450014.10 ppb
2017-10-25Q17552880021.20 ppb
2017-10-25Q17552880043.80 ppb
2017-10-25Q17552880034.30 ppb