Newport City Water System
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, 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.
- Newport City, Vermont
- Serves: 4,766
- 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EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.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.
ArsenicPotential Effect: cancer1,000x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.
Arsenic was found at 1,000 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
ppb = parts per billion
The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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.
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.
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.
How your levels compare
EWG Health Guideline
ppb = parts per billion
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.
Fluoride occurs naturally in surface and groundwater and is also added to drinking water by many water systems.
How your levels compare
ppm = parts per million
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-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) , 1,2-Dichloroethane , 1,2-Dichloropropane , 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene , 1,3-Dichloropropane , 11-chloroeicosafluoro-3-oxaundecane-1-sulfonic aci, 2,2-Dichloropropane , 2,3-Dichlorobiphenyl , 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) , 2,4,5-Trichlorobiphenyl , 2,4-D , 2,4-Dinitrotoluene , 2,6-Dinitrotoluene , 2-Chlorobiphenyl , 22'3'46-Pentachlorobiphenyl , 22'33'44'6-Heptachlorobiphenyl , 22'33'45'66'-Octachlorobiphenyl , 22'44'-Tetrachlorobiphenyl , 22'44'56'-Hexachlorobiphenyl , 3-Hydroxycarbofuran , 4,8-dioxa-3H-perfluorononanoic acid (ADONA) , 9-chlorohexadecafluoro-3-oxanone-1-sulfonic acid (, Acenaphthylene , Acetochlor , Alachlor (Lasso) , Aldicarb , Aldicarb sulfone , Aldicarb sulfoxide , Aldrin , alpha-Chlordane , Anthracene , Atrazine , Baygon (Propoxur) , Benzene , Benzo[a]anthracene , Benzo[a]pyrene , Benzo[b]fluoranthene , Benzo[g,h,i]perylene , Benzo[k]fluoranthene , Bromobenzene , Bromochloromethane , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Bromomethane , Butachlor , Butyl benzyl phthalate , Carbaryl , Carbofuran , Carbon tetrachloride , Chlordane , Chloroethane , Chloromethane , Chrysene , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , cis-1,3-Dichloropropene , Dacthal , Dalapon , Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate , Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate , Di-n-butyl phthalate , Dibenz[a,h]anthracene , Dibromoacetic acid , Dibromochloromethane , Dibromomethane , Dicamba , Dichloroacetic acid , Dichlorodifluoromethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dieldrin , Diethyl phthalate , Dimethyl phthalate , Dinoseb , Endrin , EPTC (Eptam) , Ethylbenzene , Ethylene dibromide , Fluorene , gamma-Chlordane , Haloacetic acids (HAA5) , Heptachlor , Heptachlor epoxide , Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) , Hexachlorobutadiene , Hexachlorocyclopentadiene , Hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA) , Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene , Isopropylbenzene , Lindane , m-Dichlorobenzene , Manganese , Methiocarb , Methomyl , Methoxychlor , Metolachlor , Metribuzin , Molinate , Monobromoacetic acid , Monochloroacetic acid , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , n-Butylbenzene , N-ethyl perfluorooctane sulfonamido acetic acid (N, N-methyl perfluorooctanesulfonamidoacetic acid , n-Propylbenzene , Naphthalene , Nitrate , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , Oxamyl (Vydate) , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , p-Isopropyltoluene , Para-para DDE , Pentachlorophenol , Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) , Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) , Perfluorododecanoic acid (PFDoA) , Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA) , Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS) , Perfluorohexanoic Acid (PFHxA) , Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) , Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) , Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) , Perfluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTA) , Perfluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA) , Perfluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnA) , Phenanthrene , Picloram , Propachlor , Pyrene , sec-Butylbenzene , Simazine , Styrene , Terbacil , tert-Butylbenzene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Toluene , Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , trans-1,3-Dichloropropene , trans-Nonachlor , Trichloroacetic acid , Trichloroethylene , Trichlorofluoromethane , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)
Newport City Water System compliance with legally mandated federal standards:
- From April 2019 to March 2021, Newport City Water System complied with health-based drinking water standards.
Information in this section on Newport City Water System comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS UTILITY
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