Gibson Glen S/d
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 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.
- Middlesex, North Carolina
- Serves: 60
- 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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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.
AntimonyPotential Effect: harm to the stomach and intestines2.9x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
Antimony is a naturally occurring metal that enters tap water from plumbing fittings and also from industrial uses, such as production of metal alloys, batteries and plastics. Antimony causes organ damage and shortens lifespans in studies of laboratory animals.
Antimony was found at 2.9 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
ppb = parts per billion
The EWG Health Guideline of 1 ppb for antimony 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 change to the stomach and intestines.
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.
Selenium is an essential element in diets. But too much selenium can decrease thyroid hormone production and cause hair loss, skin lesions and brittle fingernails.
How your levels compare
EWG Health Guideline
ppb = parts per billion
The EWG Health Guideline of 30 ppb for selenium 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 hair loss and nail damage.
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-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) , Arsenic , Atrazine , Barium , Benzene , Benzo[a]pyrene , Beryllium , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Cadmium , Carbofuran , Carbon tetrachloride , 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 , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dinoseb , Endrin , Ethylbenzene , Ethylene dibromide , Fluoride , 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) , Simazine , Styrene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Thallium , Toluene , Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , Trichloroacetic acid , Trichloroethylene , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)
Gibson Glen S/d compliance with legally mandated federal standards:
- From April 2019 to March 2021, Gibson Glen S/d complied with health-based drinking water standards.
Information in this section on Gibson Glen S/d comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UTILITY
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