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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Meyers Water Company

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

  • Napa County, California
  • Serves: 310
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

3

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

5 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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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

Arsenic

Potential Effect: cancer1,225x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY4.90 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.004 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppb
DETAILS
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Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

Arsenic was found at 1,225 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.004 ppb or less

This Utility

4.9 ppb

Legal Limit

10 ppb

National Average

0.647 ppb

State Average

1.1 ppb
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 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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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Agriculture

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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

Dibromoacetic acid

Potential Effect: 33x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1.30 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.04 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
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Dibromoacetic acid

more about
this contaminant

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.

Dibromoacetic acid was found at 33 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.04 ppb or less

This Utility

1.3 ppb

National Average

1.1 ppb

State Average

1.95 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 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.

Pollution Sources

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Treatment Byproducts

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Manganese

Potential Effect: harm to the brain and nervous system14x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1,425.0 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

1,425 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

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Ion Exchange

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.


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-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) , 1,2-Dichloroethane , 1,2-Dichloropropane , 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene , 1,3-Dichloropropane , 1,3-Dichloropropene , 2,2-Dichloropropane , 2,4,5-T , 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) , 2,4-D , 3-Hydroxycarbofuran , Acetone , Alachlor (Lasso) , Aldicarb , Aldicarb sulfone , Aldicarb sulfoxide , Aldrin , Aluminum , Antimony , Asbestos , Atrazine , Baygon (Propoxur) , Bentazon (Basagran) , Benzene , Beryllium , Bromobenzene , Bromochloroacetic acid , Bromochloromethane , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Bromomethane , Cadmium , Carbaryl , Carbofuran , Carbon tetrachloride , Chlordane , Chloroethane , Chloroform , Chloromethane , Chromium (hexavalent) , Chromium (total) , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , Dalapon , Dibromochloromethane , Dibromomethane , Dicamba , Dichloroacetic acid , Dichlorodifluoromethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dieldrin , Dinoseb , Diquat , Endothall , Endrin , Ethyl tert-butyl ether , Ethylbenzene , Ethylene dibromide , Fluoride , Heptachlor , Heptachlor epoxide , Hexachlorobutadiene , Isopropyl ether , Isopropylbenzene , Lindane , m-Dichlorobenzene , Mercury (inorganic) , Methiocarb , Methomyl , Methoxychlor , Methyl ethyl ketone , Methyl isobutyl ketone , Monobromoacetic acid , Monochloroacetic acid , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , n-Butylbenzene , n-Propylbenzene , Naphthalene , Nitrate , Nitrate & nitrite , Nitrite , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , Oxamyl (Vydate) , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , p-Isopropyltoluene , Pentachlorophenol , Perchlorate , Picloram , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , sec-Butylbenzene , Silver , Simazine , Styrene , tert-Amyl methyl ether , tert-Butyl alcohol , tert-Butylbenzene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Thallium , Toluene , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , Trichloroacetic acid , Trichloroethylene , Trichlorofluoromethane , Trichlorotrifluoroethane , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)

Meyers Water Company compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Meyers Water Company complied with health-based drinking water standards.
  • Exceeded EPA's Lead Action Level in the last five years:
    YES
  • 2 QUARTERS
    in violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2019 to March 2021

Information in this section on Meyers Water Company comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
Arsenic
Dibromoacetic acid
Manganese
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Barium
Selenium

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