EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE


Nitrate and nitrite

City of Grand Prairie

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.575 ppm86ND - 1.62 ppm
20130.949 ppm660.358 ppm - 1.75 ppm
20141.07 ppm550.439 ppm - 1.64 ppm
20150.739 ppm880.260 ppm - 1.28 ppm
20171.31 ppm111.31 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-0712032550021.62 ppm
2012-03-0712032550010.821 ppm
2012-08-1312085430040.0900 ppm
2012-08-1312085430020.785 ppm
2012-08-1312085430010.280 ppm
2012-11-0612111720011.000 ppm
2013-02-1913025710010.890 ppm
2013-04-291304A100050.358 ppm
2013-04-291304A100041.15 ppm
2013-04-291304A100031.75 ppm
2013-10-22Q13094420100.743 ppm
2013-10-22Q13094420090.801 ppm
2014-04-23Q14129910040.993 ppm
2014-06-26Q14240230371.64 ppm
2014-06-26Q14240230091.30 ppm
2014-06-26Q14240230080.439 ppm
2014-09-10Q14429910010.969 ppm
2015-06-09Q15210390011.07 ppm
2015-07-14Q15268460011.18 ppm
2015-07-14Q15268460021.28 ppm
2015-07-14Q15268460030.319 ppm
2015-07-14Q15268460040.380 ppm
2015-10-07Q15392780030.327 ppm
2015-10-07Q15392780021.09 ppm
2015-10-07Q15392780010.260 ppm
2017-06-27Q17265350121.31 ppm