EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE



Denton County FWSD 7 Lantana

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. 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
20140.763 ppm110.763 ppm
20150.502 ppm110.502 ppm
20160.556 ppm110.556 ppm
20170.582 ppm110.582 ppm
20180.638 ppm110.638 ppm
20190.527 ppm110.527 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-04-30Q14139710010.763 ppm
2015-03-11Q15090200010.502 ppm
2016-02-11Q16063410010.556 ppm
2017-04-17Q17158760010.582 ppm
2018-11-29Q18486320040.638 ppm
2019-12-02Q19786070010.527 ppm