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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Sandy City Water System

Nitrate, a fertilizer chemical, frequently contaminates drinking water due to agricultural and urban runoff, and discharges from municipal wastewater treatment plants and septic tanks. Excessive nitrate in water can cause oxygen deprivation in infants and increase the risk of cancer. Click here to read more about nitrate.

 

55

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

53

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20121.34 ppm1614ND - 3.40 ppm
20133.03 ppm441.50 ppm - 3.80 ppm
20141.63 ppm14140.500 ppm - 3.50 ppm
20151.93 ppm660.600 ppm - 3.50 ppm
20161.49 ppm12120.500 ppm - 2.90 ppm
20172.00 ppm331.64 ppm - 2.55 ppm

ppm = parts per million

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 0.14 ppm

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.14 ppm for nitrate was defined by EWG . This health guideline protects against cancer and harm to fetal growth and development.

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 10 ppm

The legal limit for nitrate, established in 1962, was developed to protect infants from acute methemoglobinemia, a life-threatening disorder of oxygen transport in the body. This limit does not fully protect against the risk of cancer and harm to the developing fetus.

ppm = parts per million

All test results

Date Result
2012-06-140.900 ppm
2012-06-14ND
2012-06-15ND
2012-08-020.700 ppm
2012-08-031.20 ppm
2012-08-073.00 ppm
2012-08-070.800 ppm
2012-08-070.500 ppm
2012-08-082.90 ppm
2012-08-083.40 ppm
2012-08-090.500 ppm
2012-08-090.700 ppm
2012-08-090.500 ppm
2012-10-092.60 ppm
2012-11-271.90 ppm
2012-11-271.90 ppm
2013-06-183.80 ppm
2013-07-023.40 ppm
2013-07-023.40 ppm
2013-09-031.50 ppm
2014-02-202.30 ppm
2014-02-202.20 ppm
2014-03-032.10 ppm
2014-05-290.800 ppm
2014-05-293.50 ppm
2014-05-293.00 ppm
2014-05-300.600 ppm
2014-05-301.80 ppm
2014-05-300.700 ppm
2014-06-050.500 ppm
2014-06-051.50 ppm
2014-06-060.600 ppm
2014-06-120.900 ppm
2014-07-212.30 ppm
2015-02-250.600 ppm
2015-04-061.70 ppm
2015-07-063.50 ppm
2015-07-141.50 ppm
2015-07-162.30 ppm
2015-07-222.00 ppm
2016-03-112.30 ppm
2016-03-111.60 ppm
2016-04-190.600 ppm
2016-06-062.00 ppm
2016-06-060.800 ppm
2016-06-062.30 ppm
2016-06-140.500 ppm
2016-06-171.60 ppm
2016-06-221.70 ppm
2016-06-222.90 ppm
2016-07-140.800 ppm
2016-07-140.800 ppm
2017-06-222.55 ppm
2017-08-171.80 ppm
2017-09-011.64 ppm