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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Nitrate

Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres

NOTE: Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres purchases water from Weirton Area Water Board which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Weirton Area Water Board.

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.

 

5

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

5

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.760 ppm110.760 ppm
20130.750 ppm110.750 ppm
2014ND10ND
20150.550 ppm220.550 ppm
2016N/A00N/A
2017N/A00N/A

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

NOTE: Oakland Psd Golden Key Acres purchases water from Weirton Area Water Board which is required to test for nitrate. Sample information shown below was taken by Weirton Area Water Board.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-10NO3_1207935-03A0.760 ppm
2013-07-17NIT_1307J40-04A0.750 ppm
2014-07-17NIT_1407N00-08A0.670 ppm
2015-07-301508020-04A0.550 ppm
2015-07-301508020-04A0.550 ppm