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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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MTBE

City of Corpus Christi

MTBE was used as gasoline oxygenation additive to boost the octane number. In 2005, MTBE was replaced by ethanol as a gasoline additive. MTBE causes cancers in rats.

 

10

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND10ND
2014ND10ND
2015ND10ND
2016ND10ND
2017ND50ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 13 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 13 ppb for MTBE was defined 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 cancer.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-101207411001ND
2013-08-09AC27466ND
2014-08-07AC62550ND
2015-08-13AD04130ND
2016-09-14AD49468ND
2017-03-21AD76053ND
2017-05-16AD84466ND
2017-07-28AD91401ND
2017-07-28AD91393ND
2017-11-14AE04787ND