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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Monochloroacetic acid

City of Sweetwater

Monochloroacetic 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.

 

70

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.540 ppb51ND - 2.70 ppb
20140.356 ppb162ND - 3.10 ppb
20150.506 ppb162ND - 4.40 ppb
20160.156 ppb161ND - 2.50 ppb
2017ND160ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 53 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 53 ppb for monochloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against system toxicity.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-26AB93966ND
2013-06-04Q1301833005ND
2013-12-18Q1318501004ND
2013-12-18Q1318501003ND
2013-12-18Q13185010022.70 ppb
2013-12-18Q1318501001ND
2014-02-19Q1405568004ND
2014-02-19Q1405568003ND
2014-02-19Q14055680022.60 ppb
2014-02-19Q1405568001ND
2014-05-06Q1414727006ND
2014-05-06Q1414727005ND
2014-05-06Q1414727004ND
2014-05-06Q1414727003ND
2014-08-28Q1440093002ND
2014-08-28Q1440093001ND
2014-08-28Q1440093003ND
2014-08-28Q1440093004ND
2014-11-24Q1457322004ND
2014-11-24Q14573220033.10 ppb
2014-11-24Q1457322002ND
2014-11-24Q1457322001ND
2015-02-11Q1505778008ND
2015-02-11Q1505778007ND
2015-02-11Q1505778006ND
2015-02-11Q1505778005ND
2015-06-17Q1522698004ND
2015-06-17Q1522698003ND
2015-06-17Q1522698002ND
2015-06-17Q1522698001ND
2015-08-04Q1530320001ND
2015-08-04Q1530320002ND
2015-08-04Q1530320003ND
2015-08-04Q1530320004ND
2015-11-23Q15463680043.70 ppb
2015-11-23Q15463680034.40 ppb
2015-11-23Q1546368002ND
2015-11-23Q1546368001ND
2016-02-03Q1604696006ND
2016-02-03Q1604696005ND
2016-02-03Q1604696004ND
2016-02-03Q1604696003ND
2016-06-21Q1625738003ND
2016-06-21Q1625738001ND
2016-06-21Q16257380022.50 ppb
2016-06-21Q1625738004ND
2016-09-22Q1639629006ND
2016-09-22Q1639629005ND
2016-09-22Q1639629004ND
2016-09-22Q1639629003ND
2016-12-13Q1654219003ND
2016-12-13Q1654219001ND
2016-12-13Q1654219002ND
2016-12-13Q1654219004ND
2017-02-21Q1707286008ND
2017-02-21Q1707286007ND
2017-02-21Q1707286006ND
2017-02-21Q1707286005ND
2017-05-16Q1719907004ND
2017-05-16Q1719907001ND
2017-05-16Q1719907002ND
2017-05-16Q1719907003ND
2017-09-21Q1745843006ND
2017-09-21Q1745843005ND
2017-09-21Q1745843004ND
2017-09-21Q1745843003ND
2017-12-04Q1762012001ND
2017-12-04Q1762012004ND
2017-12-04Q1762012003ND
2017-12-04Q1762012002ND