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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Harris County Municipal Utility District 316

NOTE: Harris County Municipal Utility District 316 purchases water from Cypress Klein Utility District Wimbleton which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Cypress Klein Utility District Wimbleton.

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.

 

6

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND10ND
2018ND10ND
2019ND10ND

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: Harris County Municipal Utility District 316 purchases water from Cypress Klein Utility District Wimbleton which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Cypress Klein Utility District Wimbleton.

Date Lab ID Result
2014-07-10AC59288ND
2015-05-05AC90527ND
2016-05-24AD38004ND
2017-05-08AD83063ND
2018-06-19AE30453ND
2019-07-15AE74409ND