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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Spinnaker Point

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 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 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility Details

  • Littleton, North Carolina
  • Serves: 143
  • Data available: 2012—2017
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

0

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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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

Includes .


Other Contaminants Tested


Contaminants detected between 2012 and 2014 and were not part of EPA's UCMR-3 testing program or radiologicals:

Dichloromethane (methylene chloride), Carbon tetrachloride, Toluene, Styrene

 

Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2012 to 2017:

1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,2-Dichloropropane, 2,4,5-TP (Silvex), 2,4-D, Alachlor (Lasso), Antimony, Arsenic, Atrazine, Barium, Benzene, Benzo[a]pyrene, Beryllium, Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Cadmium, Carbofuran, Chlordane, Chloroform, Chromium (total), cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Combined uranium, Cyanide, Dalapon, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, Dibromoacetic acid, Dibromochloromethane, Dichloroacetic acid, Dinoseb, Endrin, Ethylene dibromide, Haloacetic acids (HAA5), Heptachlor, Heptachlor epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), Hexachlorocyclopentadiene, Lindane, Manganese, Mercury (inorganic), Methoxychlor, Monobromoacetic acid, Monochloroacetic acid, Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene), Nitrate, Nitrate & nitrite, Nitrite, o-Dichlorobenzene, Oxamyl (Vydate), p-Dichlorobenzene, Pentachlorophenol, Picloram, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Radium, combined (-226 & -228), Selenium, Simazine, Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), Thallium, Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), Toxaphene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Trichloroacetic acid, Trichloroethylene, Vinyl chloride

Spinnaker Point compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

Information in this section on Spinnaker Point 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
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Ethylbenzene
Fluoride
Xylenes (total)

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