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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Deer Lodge Mobile Home 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 Maryland Department of the Environment, 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

  • Washington County, Maryland
  • Serves: 87
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

1

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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

Chloromethane

Potential Effect: cancer3.4x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY9.18 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE2.69 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
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Chloromethane is an industrial solvent, aerosol propellant and a refrigerant. It also forms as a byproduct of water disinfection. The EPA classifies chloromethane as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Chloromethane was found at 3.4 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

2.69 ppb or less

This Utility

9.18 ppb

National Average

0.0109 ppb

State Average

0.142 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 2.69 ppb for chloromethane was defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmark for testing under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule program. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

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Treatment Byproducts

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Includes 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


Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Deer Lodge Mobile Home Park complied with health-based drinking water standards.

Information in this section on Deer Lodge Mobile Home 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
Chloromethane
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Bromomethane
Styrene

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Contact Your Local Official

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Filter Out Contaminants

Check out our recommendations for filters to protect your water against the detected contaminants.

EWG’S WATER FILTER GUIDE