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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dichloroacetic acid

City of Sweetwater

Dichloroacetic 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)

21

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
20130.840 ppb53ND - 1.50 ppb
20140.525 ppb166ND - 1.70 ppb
20150.0813 ppb161ND - 1.30 ppb
20160.731 ppb167ND - 2.20 ppb
20170.400 ppb164ND - 1.90 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.2 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.2 ppb for dichloroacetic 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.a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-06-26AB93966ND
2013-06-04Q1301833005ND
2013-12-18Q13185010041.30 ppb
2013-12-18Q13185010031.40 ppb
2013-12-18Q13185010021.50 ppb
2013-12-18Q1318501001ND
2014-02-19Q1405568004ND
2014-02-19Q14055680031.20 ppb
2014-02-19Q1405568002ND
2014-02-19Q1405568001ND
2014-05-06Q1414727006ND
2014-05-06Q1414727005ND
2014-05-06Q1414727004ND
2014-05-06Q1414727003ND
2014-08-28Q14400930021.60 ppb
2014-08-28Q14400930011.30 ppb
2014-08-28Q14400930031.70 ppb
2014-08-28Q14400930041.50 ppb
2014-11-24Q1457322004ND
2014-11-24Q1457322003ND
2014-11-24Q1457322002ND
2014-11-24Q14573220011.10 ppb
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
2015-08-04Q15303200021.30 ppb
2015-08-04Q1530320003ND
2015-08-04Q1530320004ND
2015-11-23Q1546368004ND
2015-11-23Q1546368003ND
2015-11-23Q1546368002ND
2015-11-23Q1546368001ND
2016-02-03Q1604696006ND
2016-02-03Q1604696005ND
2016-02-03Q1604696004ND
2016-02-03Q1604696003ND
2016-06-21Q1625738003ND
2016-06-21Q1625738001ND
2016-06-21Q1625738002ND
2016-06-21Q1625738004ND
2016-09-22Q16396290062.10 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290052.00 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290042.20 ppb
2016-09-22Q16396290031.50 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190031.50 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190011.30 ppb
2016-12-13Q16542190021.10 ppb
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
2017-09-21Q17458430061.60 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430051.40 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430041.90 ppb
2017-09-21Q17458430031.50 ppb
2017-12-04Q1762012001ND
2017-12-04Q1762012004ND
2017-12-04Q1762012003ND
2017-12-04Q1762012002ND