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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Wild Willys Rv 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 New Mexico Environment Department, 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

  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Serves: 106
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

2

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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

Nitrate and nitrite

Potential Effect: cancer12x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1.75 ppm
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.14 ppm
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppm
DETAILS
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Nitrate and nitrite

more about
this contaminant

Nitrate and nitrite enter water from fertilizer runoff, septic tanks and urban runoff. These contaminants can cause oxygen deprivation for infants and increase the risk of cancer. Nitrite is significantly more toxic than nitrate. Click here to read more about nitrate.

Nitrate and nitrite was found at 12 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.14 ppm or less

This Utility

1.75 ppm

Legal Limit

10 ppm

National Average

0.888 ppm

State Average

0.902 ppm
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppm = parts per million

Health Risks

The health guideline of 0.14 parts per million, or ppm, for nitrate and nitrite is based on the equivalent health guideline for nitrate, as defined in a peer-reviewed scientific study by EWG. This guideline represents a one-in-one-million annual cancer risk level.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

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Runoff & Sprawl

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Vinyl chloride

Potential Effect: cancer24x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1.18 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.05 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT2 ppb
DETAILS
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Vinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen used for production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics. Discharges from plastics manufacturing can contaminate drinking water with vinyl chloride.

Vinyl chloride was found at 24 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.05 ppb or less

This Utility

1.18 ppb

Legal Limit

2 ppb

National Average

0.00198 ppb

State Average

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 0.05 ppb for vinyl chloride 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.


Other Contaminants Tested


Wild Willys Rv Park compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Wild Willys Rv Park complied with health-based drinking water standards.
  • 11 QUARTERS
    in violation of any federal drinking water standard from April 2019 to March 2021

Information in this section on Wild Willys Rv 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
Nitrate & nitrite
Vinyl chloride
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Barium
Fluoride
Selenium

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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.

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