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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dibromoacetic acid

Harbor Point

NOTE: Harbor Point purchases water from Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation 3 which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation 3.

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)

2

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012N/A00N/A
2013ND20ND
20147.95 ppb227.60 ppb - 8.30 ppb
20153.15 ppb21ND - 6.30 ppb
20165.35 ppb225.20 ppb - 5.50 ppb
20175.15 ppb224.80 ppb - 5.50 ppb

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: Harbor Point purchases water from Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation 3 which is required to test for dibromoacetic acid. Sample information shown below was taken by Trinity Rural Water Supply Corporation 3.

Date Lab ID Result
2013-06-19Q1302554001ND
2013-06-19Q1302554002ND
2014-09-16Q1445117001ND
2015-09-22Q1537177002ND
2016-06-08Q16232540023.40 ppb
2017-06-06Q17243030012.70 ppb