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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Route 66 Homes

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Public Drinking Water Program, 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

  • Crawford County, Missouri
  • Serves: 35
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

5

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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

Bromodichloromethane

Potential Effect: cancer2.2x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.131 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.06 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
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Bromodichloromethane

more about
this contaminant

Bromodichloromethane, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Bromodichloromethane and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy. Click here to read more about disinfection byproducts.

Bromodichloromethane was found at 2.2 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.06 ppb or less

This Utility

0.131 ppb

National Average

5.79 ppb

State Average

3.77 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 0.06 ppb for bromodichloromethane was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Pollution Sources

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Treatment Byproducts

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Carbon tetrachloride

Potential Effect: cancer23x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY2.27 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.1 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT5 ppb
DETAILS
X

Carbon tetrachloride

more about
this contaminant

Carbon tetrachloride, a volatile carcinogenic solvent, has been used in industrial chemical production and as a dry cleaning ingredient.

Carbon tetrachloride was found at 23 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.1 ppb or less

This Utility

2.27 ppb

Legal Limit

5 ppb

National Average

0.00332 ppb

State Average

0.000891 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 0.1 ppb for carbon tetrachloride 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

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Chloroform

Potential Effect: cancer3.2x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1.29 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.4 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

Chloroform, one of the total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), is formed when chlorine or other disinfectants are used to treat drinking water. Chloroform and other disinfection byproducts increase the risk of cancer and may cause problems during pregnancy.

Chloroform was found at 3.2 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.4 ppb or less

This Utility

1.29 ppb

National Average

15.5 ppb

State Average

13.9 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 0.4 ppb for chloroform was proposed in 2018 by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer. Values greater than one-in-a-million cancer risk level can result in increased cancer cases above one in a million people.

Pollution Sources

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Treatment Byproducts

Filtering Options

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Chloromethane

Potential Effect: cancer4.3x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY11.7 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE2.69 ppb
NO LEGAL LIMIT
DETAILS
X

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 4.3 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

2.69 ppb or less

This Utility

11.7 ppb

National Average

0.0109 ppb

State Average

0.016 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

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)

Potential Effect: cancer2.5x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY0.149 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.06 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT5 ppb
DETAILS
X

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)

more about
this contaminant

Dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene, or perc, can cause cancer. It pollutes soil and groundwater due to emissions from dry cleaning facilities, and automotive, metalworking and other industries.

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) was found at 2.5 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.06 ppb or less

This Utility

0.149 ppb

Legal Limit

5 ppb

National Average

0.0211 ppb

State Average

0.00704 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 0.06 ppb for tetrachloroethylene 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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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-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) , 1,2-Dichloroethane , 1,2-Dichloropropane , 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene , 1,3-Dichloropropane , 2,2-Dichloropropane , 3-Hydroxycarbofuran , Alachlor (Lasso) , Aldicarb , Aldicarb sulfone , Aldicarb sulfoxide , Aldrin , Antimony , Arsenic , Atrazine , Benzene , Beryllium , Bromobenzene , Bromochloromethane , Bromomethane , Butachlor , Cadmium , Carbaryl , Carbofuran , Chlordane , Chloroethane , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , cis-1,3-Dichloropropene , Combined uranium , Cyanazine (Bladex) , Cyanide , Dibromomethane , Dichlorodifluoromethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dieldrin , Endrin , Ethylbenzene , Ethylene dibromide , Fluoride , Heptachlor , Heptachlor epoxide , Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) , Hexachlorobutadiene , Hexachlorocyclopentadiene , Isopropylbenzene , Lindane , m-Dichlorobenzene , Mercury (inorganic) , Methomyl , Methoxychlor , Metolachlor , Metribuzin , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , n-Butylbenzene , n-Propylbenzene , Naphthalene , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , Oxamyl (Vydate) , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , p-Isopropyltoluene , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , Propachlor , Radium, combined (-226 & -228) , sec-Butylbenzene , Selenium , Silver , Simazine , Styrene , tert-Butylbenzene , Thallium , Toluene , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , trans-1,3-Dichloropropene , Trichlorofluoromethane , Trifluralin , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)

Route 66 Homes compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Route 66 Homes 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 Route 66 Homes comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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Water Filters That Can Reduce Contaminant Levels

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CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
Bromodichloromethane
Carbon tetrachloride
Chloroform
Chloromethane
Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Aluminum
Barium
Bromoform
Chromium (total)
Dibromochloromethane
Manganese
Nitrate & nitrite
Trichloroethylene

Take Action

Contact Your Local Official

One of the best ways to push for cleaner water is to hold accountable the elected officials who have a say in water quality – from city hall and the state legislature to Congress all the way to the Oval Office – by asking questions and demanding answers.

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Filter Out Contaminants

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

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