EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE


Dibromoacetic acid

Minong Waterworks

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.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20140.360 ppb110.360 ppb
20150.260 ppb110.260 ppb
20160.320 ppb110.320 ppb
20170.240 ppb110.240 ppb
20180.220 ppb110.220 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
2014-09-168185500.360 ppb
2015-09-158838970.260 ppb
2016-09-149456090.320 ppb
2017-09-1210175840.240 ppb
2018-09-2510832650.220 ppb