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Monochloroacetic acid

Parkersburg Water Department

Monochloroacetic 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.

 

62

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20120.325 ppb41ND - 1.30 ppb
20130.494 ppb73ND - 1.34 ppb
20140.0725 ppb161ND - 1.16 ppb
20150.708 ppb158ND - 1.50 ppb
20160.953 ppb168ND - 3.78 ppb
20170.258 ppb41ND - 1.03 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 53 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 53 ppb for monochloroacetic acid was proposed in 2020 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk.. This health guideline protects against system toxicity.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-02-06DBP_1202649-01AND
2012-05-14DBP_1205F62-01A1.30 ppb
2012-08-14HAA_1208G78-02AND
2012-11-27DBP_1211O72-01ND
2013-02-12DBP_1302C49-01AND
2013-05-28DBP_1305T99-01A1.09 ppb
2013-08-27DBP_1308S96-01AND
2013-10-29S2DBP_1310V58-07ND
2013-10-29S2DBP_1310V58-05ND
2013-10-29S2DBP_1310V58-031.34 ppb
2013-10-29S2DBP_1310V58-011.03 ppb
2014-02-25S2DBP_1402Q27-01ND
2014-02-25S2DBP_1402Q27-02ND
2014-02-25S2DBP_1402Q27-04ND
2014-02-25S2DBP_1402Q27-03ND
2014-05-20S2DBP_1405O87-041.16 ppb
2014-05-20S2DBP_1405O87-03ND
2014-05-20S2DBP_1405O87-02ND
2014-05-20S2DBP_1405O87-01ND
2014-08-12S2DBP_1408E84-02ND
2014-08-12S2DBP_1408E84-01ND
2014-08-12S2DBP_1408E84-03ND
2014-08-12S2DBP_1408E84-04ND
2014-11-11S2DBP_1411D78-04ND
2014-11-11S2DBP_1411D78-03ND
2014-11-11S2DBP_1411D78-02ND
2014-11-11S2DBP_1411D78-01ND
2015-02-10S2DBP_1502D00-011.23 ppb
2015-02-10S2DBP_1502D00-04ND
2015-02-10S2DBP_1502D00-03ND
2015-02-10S2DBP_1502D00-021.35 ppb
2015-05-12S2DBP_1505F10-04ND
2015-05-12S2DBP_1505F10-03ND
2015-05-12S2DBP_1505F10-02ND
2015-05-12S2DBP_1505F10-01ND
2015-08-111508E17-04A1.33 ppb
2015-08-111508E17-03AND
2015-08-111508E17-01A1.32 ppb
2015-11-161511M27-08A1.50 ppb
2015-11-161511M27-06A1.50 ppb
2015-11-161511M27-04A1.03 ppb
2015-11-161511M27-02A1.36 ppb
2016-02-161602K76-01A1.30 ppb
2016-02-161602K76-02A1.32 ppb
2016-02-161602K76-04A1.26 ppb
2016-02-161602K76-03A1.89 ppb
2016-05-1016051275-04AND
2016-05-1016051275-03AND
2016-05-1016051275-02AND
2016-05-1016051275-01AND
2016-08-2316083602-02AND
2016-08-2316083602-01AND
2016-08-2316083602-03A1.05 ppb
2016-08-2316083602-04AND
2016-11-1516112031-04AND
2016-11-1516112031-03A3.78 ppb
2016-11-1516112031-02A3.31 ppb
2016-11-1516112031-01A1.34 ppb
2017-02-0717021069-01AND
2017-02-0717021069-04AND
2017-02-0717021069-03A1.03 ppb
2017-02-0717021069-02AND