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Dibromoacetic acid

City of Georgetown

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.

 

184

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

159

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20122.67 ppb2019ND - 4.70 ppb
20133.07 ppb3222ND - 6.30 ppb
20143.66 ppb3230ND - 7.60 ppb
20152.72 ppb3226ND - 13.5 ppb
20161.69 ppb3630ND - 3.60 ppb
20173.21 ppb32322.30 ppb - 4.60 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

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-19AB782001.40 ppb
2012-01-19AB781964.20 ppb
2012-01-19AB781994.10 ppb
2012-01-19AB781973.90 ppb
2012-04-12AB867821.20 ppb
2012-04-12AB867802.00 ppb
2012-04-12AB867832.30 ppb
2012-04-12AB867812.10 ppb
2012-07-12AB951472.00 ppb
2012-07-12AB951461.10 ppb
2012-07-12AB951483.30 ppb
2012-07-12AB951493.30 ppb
2012-12-1112124260094.20 ppb
2012-12-1112124260104.70 ppb
2012-12-1112124260112.00 ppb
2012-12-1112124260121.60 ppb
2012-12-1112124260134.20 ppb
2012-12-111212426014ND
2012-12-1112124260151.60 ppb
2012-12-1112124260164.10 ppb
2013-02-1213023400164.00 ppb
2013-02-1213023400174.10 ppb
2013-02-1213023400182.10 ppb
2013-02-1213023400191.40 ppb
2013-02-1213023400203.80 ppb
2013-02-1213023400211.80 ppb
2013-02-1213023400223.30 ppb
2013-02-1213023400233.50 ppb
2013-06-03Q13018270053.70 ppb
2013-06-03Q13018270066.10 ppb
2013-06-03Q1301827007ND
2013-06-03Q1301827008ND
2013-06-03Q13018270096.30 ppb
2013-06-03Q1301827010ND
2013-06-03Q1301827011ND
2013-06-03Q13018270126.30 ppb
2013-08-29Q13065820015.50 ppb
2013-08-29Q13065820025.70 ppb
2013-08-29Q1306582003ND
2013-08-29Q1306582004ND
2013-08-29Q13065820055.40 ppb
2013-08-29Q1306582006ND
2013-08-29Q13065820075.00 ppb
2013-08-29Q13065820085.10 ppb
2013-11-18Q13136800015.30 ppb
2013-11-18Q13136800026.20 ppb
2013-11-18Q13136800031.70 ppb
2013-11-18Q1313680004ND
2013-11-18Q13136800055.90 ppb
2013-11-18Q1313680006ND
2013-11-18Q1313680007ND
2013-11-18Q13136800085.90 ppb
2014-02-26AC447676.20 ppb
2014-02-26AC447725.60 ppb
2014-02-26AC447662.10 ppb
2014-02-26AC447701.70 ppb
2014-02-26AC447695.40 ppb
2014-02-26AC447731.80 ppb
2014-02-26AC447716.40 ppb
2014-02-26AC447685.50 ppb
2014-06-04AC560124.00 ppb
2014-06-04AC560347.60 ppb
2014-06-04AC560211.30 ppb
2014-06-04AC560233.60 ppb
2014-06-04AC560221.50 ppb
2014-06-04AC560161.20 ppb
2014-06-04AC560154.60 ppb
2014-06-04AC560132.50 ppb
2014-09-25AC683005.60 ppb
2014-09-25AC683016.10 ppb
2014-09-25AC683091.90 ppb
2014-09-25AC683033.20 ppb
2014-09-25AC682995.40 ppb
2014-09-25AC683101.40 ppb
2014-09-25AC683043.40 ppb
2014-09-25AC683026.40 ppb
2014-12-05AC737192.80 ppb
2014-12-05AC737125.30 ppb
2014-12-05AC73714ND
2014-12-05AC737161.70 ppb
2014-12-05AC737174.50 ppb
2014-12-05AC73713ND
2014-12-05AC737183.50 ppb
2014-12-05AC737155.00 ppb
2015-03-05AC8268213.3 ppb
2015-03-05AC8268513.5 ppb
2015-03-05AC82715ND
2015-03-05AC827161.50 ppb
2015-03-05AC827144.40 ppb
2015-03-05AC826833.10 ppb
2015-03-05AC826849.80 ppb
2015-03-05AC827175.30 ppb
2015-06-11AC957891.50 ppb
2015-06-11AC957863.10 ppb
2015-06-11AC957871.30 ppb
2015-06-11AC957942.40 ppb
2015-06-11AC957853.30 ppb
2015-06-11AC957881.20 ppb
2015-06-11AC957902.30 ppb
2015-06-11AC957922.50 ppb
2015-09-15AD070932.30 ppb
2015-09-15AD070952.20 ppb
2015-09-15AD07087ND
2015-09-15AD070921.70 ppb
2015-09-15AD071032.10 ppb
2015-09-15AD07096ND
2015-09-15AD070971.70 ppb
2015-09-15AD070941.70 ppb
2015-12-10AD164751.40 ppb
2015-12-10AD164851.000 ppb
2015-12-10AD16486ND
2015-12-10AD164781.70 ppb
2015-12-10AD16492ND
2015-12-10AD16479ND
2015-12-10AD164911.000 ppb
2015-12-10AD164771.60 ppb
2016-02-09AD226791.40 ppb
2016-02-09AD226831.20 ppb
2016-02-09AD22681ND
2016-02-09AD226841.40 ppb
2016-02-09AD226821.20 ppb
2016-02-09AD22702ND
2016-02-09AD226851.20 ppb
2016-02-09AD226981.20 ppb
2016-04-21AD33745ND
2016-04-21AD337402.30 ppb
2016-04-21AD33744ND
2016-04-21AD337411.80 ppb
2016-04-21AD337422.30 ppb
2016-04-21AD337431.000 ppb
2016-04-21AD337461.80 ppb
2016-04-21AD337472.00 ppb
2016-09-09AD486172.90 ppb
2016-09-09AD486182.60 ppb
2016-09-09AD486111.90 ppb
2016-09-09AD486092.00 ppb
2016-09-09AD486072.20 ppb
2016-09-09AD48612ND
2016-09-09AD486243.40 ppb
2016-09-09AD486101.80 ppb
2016-10-27AD550672.90 ppb
2016-10-27AD550561.90 ppb
2016-10-27AD550641.90 ppb
2016-10-27AD550631.50 ppb
2016-10-27AD550612.00 ppb
2016-10-27AD55057ND
2016-10-27AD550591.70 ppb
2016-10-27AD550602.20 ppb
2016-10-27AD550623.60 ppb
2016-10-27AD550652.30 ppb
2016-10-27AD550582.50 ppb
2016-10-27AD550662.90 ppb
2017-01-23AD660342.30 ppb
2017-01-23AD660272.90 ppb
2017-01-23AD660152.60 ppb
2017-01-23AD660282.70 ppb
2017-01-23AD660293.40 ppb
2017-01-23AD660372.80 ppb
2017-01-23AD660383.60 ppb
2017-01-23AD660304.50 ppb
2017-04-05AD784832.40 ppb
2017-04-05AD784782.70 ppb
2017-04-05AD784762.60 ppb
2017-04-05AD784752.80 ppb
2017-04-05AD784863.10 ppb
2017-04-05AD784843.50 ppb
2017-04-05AD784803.20 ppb
2017-04-05AD784723.30 ppb
2017-07-06AD884652.30 ppb
2017-07-06AD884633.00 ppb
2017-07-06AD884644.00 ppb
2017-07-06AD884603.30 ppb
2017-07-06AD884614.60 ppb
2017-07-06AD884663.00 ppb
2017-07-06AD884623.10 ppb
2017-07-06AD884593.40 ppb
2017-10-13AE006523.40 ppb
2017-10-13AE006532.70 ppb
2017-10-13AE006542.70 ppb
2017-10-13AE006552.80 ppb
2017-10-13AE006564.40 ppb
2017-10-13AE006574.20 ppb
2017-10-13AE006583.70 ppb
2017-10-13AE006593.60 ppb