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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Pine Grove Trailer Park

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility Details

  • Del Norte County, California
  • Serves: 100
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

9

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

11 Total Contaminants

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

Legal ≠ Safe

EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.

The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.

Contaminants Detected

Chromium (hexavalent)

Potential Effect: cancer669x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY13.4 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.02 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Chromium (hexavalent)

more about
this contaminant

Chromium (hexavalent) is a carcinogen that commonly contaminates American drinking water. Chromium (hexavalent) in drinking water may be due to industrial pollution or natural occurrences in mineral deposits and groundwater. Read more about chromium (hexavalent).

Chromium (hexavalent) was found at 669 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.02 ppb or less

This Utility

13.4 ppb

National Average

0.484 ppb

State Average

1.36 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.02 ppb for chromium (hexavalent) was defined 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Manganese

Potential Effect: harm to the brain and nervous system14x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1,371.3 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE100 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Manganese is a naturally occurring element that is common in food and drinking water. Excessive manganese exposures may impair children's attention, memory and intellectual capacity. Click here to read more about manganese.

Manganese was found at 14 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

100 ppb or less

This Utility

1,371.3 ppb

National Average

10.1 ppb

State Average

6.42 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 100 ppb for manganese was defined by the state of Minnesota as a health risk limit, the concentration of a contaminant that can be consumed with little or no risk to health. This health guideline protects against harm to the brain and nervous system.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

ion exchange icon

Ion Exchange

Nitrate

Potential Effect: cancer42x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY5.94 ppm
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.14 ppm
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppm
DETAILS
X

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.

Nitrate was found at 42 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.14 ppm or less

This Utility

5.94 ppm

Legal Limit

10 ppm

National Average

0.935 ppm

State Average

1.9 ppm
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppm = parts per million

Health Risks

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.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

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Runoff & Sprawl

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

ion exchange icon

Ion Exchange

Nitrate and nitrite

Potential Effect: cancer43x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY6.00 ppm
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.14 ppm
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppm
DETAILS
X

Nitrate and nitrite

more about
this contaminant

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

Nitrate and nitrite was found at 43 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.14 ppm or less

This Utility

6 ppm

Legal Limit

10 ppm

National Average

0.888 ppm

State Average

1.76 ppm
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppm = parts per million

Health Risks

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

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Runoff & Sprawl

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)

Potential Effect: 6.6x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY6.60 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE1 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)

more about
this contaminant

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOS and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) was found at 6.6 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

1 ppt or less

This Utility

6.6 ppt

National Average

156.3 ppt

State Average

0.297 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorobutane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)

Potential Effect: 2.2x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY2.20 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE1 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)

more about
this contaminant

Perfluoroheptanoic acid is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA) was found at 2.2 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

1 ppt or less

This Utility

2.2 ppt

National Average

0.215 ppt

State Average

0.114 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluoroheptanoic acid was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

Potential Effect: 2.5x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY2.50 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE1 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)

more about
this contaminant

Perfluorohexane sulfonate is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. Perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS) was found at 2.5 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

1 ppt or less

This Utility

2.5 ppt

National Average

0.361 ppt

State Average

0.617 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for perfluorohexane sulfonate was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)

Potential Effect: 14x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY14.0 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE1 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)

more about
this contaminant

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOS and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was found at 14 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

1 ppt or less

This Utility

14 ppt

National Average

0.908 ppt

State Average

1.63 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppt for PFOS was defined by EWG based on studies by Phillipe Grandjean of Harvard University and many other independent researchers who found reduced effectiveness of vaccines and adverse impacts on mammary gland development from exposure to PFOA and PFOS, the two PFAS most widely detected in drinking water. This health guideline applies to the entire class of PFAS detected in water.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

carbon filter icon

Activated Carbon

reverse osmosis icon

Reverse Osmosis

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

Potential Effect: cancer1,571x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY11.0 ppt
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.007 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

more about
this contaminant

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOA and other perfluorinated chemicals can cause serious health effects, including cancer, endocrine disruption, accelerated puberty, liver and immune system damage, and thyroid changes. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and they accumulate in people. Click here to read more about perfluorinated chemicals.

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was found at 1,571 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.007 ppt or less

This Utility

11 ppt

National Average

1.15 ppt

State Average

0.71 ppt
NO LEGAL LIMIT
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2013-2019.
ppt = parts per trillion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.007 ppt for PFOA was proposed by 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Runoff & Sprawl

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Includes chemicals detected in 2017-2019 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority; chemicals detected under the EPA's Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3) program in 2013 to 2015 (and subsequent testing when available), for which annual utility averages exceeded a health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.


Other Contaminants Tested


Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2014 to 2019:

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane , 1,1,1-Trichloroethane , 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane , 1,1,2-Trichloroethane , 1,1-Dichloroethane , 1,1-Dichloroethylene , 1,1-Dichloropropene , 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene , 1,2,3-Trichloropropane , 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene , 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene , 1,2-Dichloroethane , 1,2-Dichloropropane , 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene , 1,3-Dichloropropane , 1,3-Dichloropropene , 11-chloroeicosafluoro-3-oxaundecane-1-sulfonic aci, 2,2-Dichloropropane , 4,8-dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid (ADONA) , 9-chlorohexadecafluoro-3-oxanone-1-sulfonic acid (, Aluminum , Antimony , Arsenic , Barium , Benzene , Beryllium , Bromobenzene , Bromochloromethane , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Bromomethane , Cadmium , Carbon tetrachloride , Chloroethane , Chloroform , Chloromethane , Chromium (total) , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , cis-1,3-Dichloropropene , Dibromoacetic acid , Dibromochloromethane , Dibromomethane , Dichloroacetic acid , Dichlorodifluoromethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Ethyl tert-butyl ether , Ethylbenzene , Fluoride , Haloacetic acids (HAA5) , Hexachlorobutadiene , Hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA) , Isopropyl ether , Isopropylbenzene , m-Dichlorobenzene , Mercury (inorganic) , Monobromoacetic acid , Monochloroacetic acid , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , n-Butylbenzene , N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetic acid (N, N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid , n-Propylbenzene , Naphthalene , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , p-Isopropyltoluene , Perchlorate , Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) , Perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoA) , Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) , Perfluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTA) , Perfluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA) , Perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnA) , sec-Butylbenzene , Selenium , Silver , Styrene , tert-Amyl methyl ether , tert-Butylbenzene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Thallium , Toluene , Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , trans-1,3-Dichloropropene , Trichloroacetic acid , Trichloroethylene , Trichlorofluoromethane , Trichlorotrifluoroethane , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)

Pine Grove Trailer Park compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Pine Grove Trailer Park complied with health-based drinking water standards.
  • 12 QUARTERS
    in violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2019 to March 2021

Information in this section on Pine Grove Trailer Park comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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Water Filters That Can Reduce Contaminant Levels

ContaminantActivated Carbonactivated carbonReverse Osmosisreverse osmosisIon Exchangeion exchange
CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
Chromium (hexavalent)
Manganese
Nitrate
Nitrate & nitrite
Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)
Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Nitrite
Perfluorohexanoic Acid (PFHxA)

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