EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 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.
- Muskegon County, Michigan
- Serves: 755
- Data available: 2014-2019
- Source: Groundwater
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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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.
NitratePotential Effect: cancer28x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
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 28 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
ppm = parts per million
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.
Runoff & Sprawl
Total PFOS and PFOAPotential Effect: 571x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
Total PFOS and PFOAmore about
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are a member of a group of perfluorinated chemicals used in many consumer products. PFOS, 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.
Total PFOS and PFOA was found at 571 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
ppt = parts per trillion
Health RisksEWG applied the health guideline of 0.007 ppt, defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal for PFOA, to PFOS and PFOA combined. This health guideline protects against cancer
Runoff & Sprawl
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.
Total Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
Total Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substancesmore about
PFCs, also known as per- and polyfluorinated substances or PFAS, are a family of chemicals used in hundreds of products – from nonstick pans to stain repellent clothing, wire coatings and firefighting foam.
How your levels compare
ppt = parts per trillion
Includes chemicals detected in 2017-2019 for which annual utility averages were lower than an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authori.
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 , 2,2-Dichloropropane , 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) , 2,4-D , 3-Hydroxycarbofuran , Acifluorfen (Blazer) , Alachlor (Lasso) , Aldicarb , Aldicarb sulfone , Aldicarb sulfoxide , Atrazine , Baygon (Propoxur) , Bentazon (Basagran) , Benzene , Benzo[a]pyrene , Bromobenzene , Bromochloromethane , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Bromomethane , Carbaryl , Carbofuran , Carbon tetrachloride , Chlordane , Chloroethane , Chloroform , Chloromethane , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , cis-1,3-Dichloropropene , Dacthal , Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate , Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate , Dibromochloromethane , Dibromomethane , Dicamba , Dichlorodifluoromethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dinoseb , Endrin , Ethylbenzene , Fluoride , Heptachlor , Heptachlor epoxide , Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) , Hexachlorobutadiene , Hexachlorocyclopentadiene , Isopropylbenzene , Lindane , m-Dichlorobenzene , Methiocarb , Methomyl , Methoxychlor , Methyl ethyl ketone , Methyl isobutyl ketone , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , n-Butylbenzene , n-Propylbenzene , Naphthalene , Nitrite , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , Oxamyl (Vydate) , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , p-Isopropyltoluene , Pentachlorophenol , Picloram , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , Radium, combined (-226 & -228) , sec-Butylbenzene , Simazine , Styrene , tert-Butylbenzene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Tetrahydrofuran , Toluene , Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , trans-1,3-Dichloropropene , Trichloroethylene , Trichlorofluoromethane , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)
Timberline Estates compliance with legally mandated federal standards:
- From April 2019 to March 2021, Timberline Estates complied with health-based drinking water standards.
- 2 QUARTERSin violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2019 to March 2021
Information in this section on Timberline Estates comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UTILITY
Water Filters That Can Reduce Contaminant Levels
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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