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Complete Health Indicator Report of Drinking Water: Atrazine

Definition

__Mean Atrazine Levels for Utah__[[br]] 1) Yearly distribution of number of community water systems (CWS) by mean atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected) 2) Yearly distribution of number of people served by CWS by mean atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected) 3) Quarterly distribution of number of CWS by mean atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected) 4) Quarterly distribution of number of people served by CWS by mean atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected) __Maximum Atrazine Levels for Utah__[[br]] 5) Yearly distribution of number of CWS by maximum atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected) 6) Yearly distribution of number of people served by CWS by maximum atrazine concentration (cut-points: <=3, >3 ug/L atrazine, Not Detected)

Numerator

1) Count of community water systems categorized by mean atrazine concentration for each year reported 2) Number of people served by community water systems categorized by mean atrazine concentration for each year reported 3) Count of community water systems categorized by mean atrazine concentration for each quarter reported 4) Number of people served by community water systems by county categorized by mean atrazine concentration for each quarter reported 5) Count of community water systems categorized by maximum atrazine concentration for each year reported 6) Number of people served by community water systems categorized by maximum atrazine concentration for each year reported

Denominator

Not applicable.

Data Interpretation Issues

The current measures are derived for community water systems (CWS) only. Private wells are another important source of population exposure to atrazine in some agricultural regions. Transient non-community water systems, which are regulated by EPA, may also be an important source of atrazine exposure. Measures do not account for the variability in sampling, numbers of sampling repeats, and variability within systems. Concentrations in drinking water cannot be converted directly to exposure, because water consumption varies by climate, level of physical activity, and between people (EPA 2004). Due to errors in estimating populations, the measures may overestimate or underestimate the number of affected people. (From the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPTHN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] atrazine indicator document version 10) Ground water systems may have many wells with different atrazine concentrations that serve different parts of the population. Compliance samples are taken at each entry point to the distribution system. In systems with separate wells serving some branches or sections of the distribution system, the system mean would tend to underestimate the atrazine concentration of people served by wells with higher atrazine concentrations. Exposure may be higher or lower than estimated if data from multiple entry points for water with different atrazine levels are averaged to estimate levels for the CWS. (Modified from the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPTHN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] atrazine indicator document version 10)

Why Is This Important?

People drink and use water every day. Therefore, contaminants in drinking water have the potential to affect many people. The number of people served by a community water system (CWS) varies from as low as 25 to hundreds of thousands. CWS in the U.S. provide among the highest quality drinking water in the world. However, some contaminants are present at low levels and it is still possible that drinking water can become contaminated at higher levels. If a person is exposed to a high enough level of a contaminant, they may become ill. The majority of Americans are provided with high quality drinking water. About 90% of people in the U.S. get their water from a CWS versus a smaller water supply, such as a household well. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets regulations for treating and monitoring drinking water delivered by community water systems. Currently, there are water quality standards and monitoring requirements for over 90 contaminants. Drinking water protection programs play a critical role in ensuring high quality drinking water and protecting the public's health. Atrazine is an herbicide that was developed to control broadleaf and grassy weeds. Because of this application, atrazine is capable of entering water systems and sources through agricultural runoff. Some people who drink water containing atrazine well in excess of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for many years can experience problems with their cardiovascular system or reproductive difficulties. (EPA, [http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/atrazine.cfm]) Atrazine is the common name for an herbicide that is widely used to kill weeds. It is used mostly on farms. Pure atrazine is an odorless, white powder that is not very volatile, reactive, or flammable. It will dissolve in water. Atrazine is made in the laboratory; it does not occur naturally. (From the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPTHN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] atrazine indicator document version 10) Any atrazine that is washed from the soil into streams and other bodies of water will stay there for a long time because chemical breakdown is slow in rivers and lakes. It also will persist for a long time in groundwater. This is one reason why atrazine is commonly found in the water collected from drinking water wells in some agricultural regions. (From the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPTHN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] atrazine indicator document version 10)


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Graphical Data Views

Yearly Distribution of Number of Community Water Systems (CWS) by Mean Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 1999-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)YearNumber of CWS
Record Count: 132
<=319990
<=320000
<=320010
<=320020
<=320030
<=320040
<=320050
<=320060
<=320070
<=320080
<=320090
<=320100
<=320110
<=320120
<=320130
<=320140
<=320151
<=320160
<=320170
<=320180
>319990
>320000
>320010
>320020
>320030
>320040
>320050
>320060
>320070
>320080
>320090
>320100
>320110
>320120
>320130
>320140
>320150
>320160
>320170
>320180
Not Detected19992
Not Detected2000129
Not Detected2001132
Not Detected2002146
Not Detected2003146
Not Detected2004132
Not Detected2005149
Not Detected2006139
Not Detected2007117
Not Detected2008135
Not Detected2009133
Not Detected2010184
Not Detected2011108
Not Detected201289
Not Detected2013243
Not Detected201493
Not Detected201575
Not Detected2016289
Not Detected201782
Not Detected201888

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)


Yearly Distribution of Number of People Served by a Community Water System (CWS) by the Mean Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 1999-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)YearNumber of People Served by CWS
Record Count: 132
<=319990
<=320000
<=320010
<=320020
<=320030
<=320040
<=320050
<=320060
<=320070
<=320080
<=320090
<=320100
<=320110
<=320120
<=320130
<=320140
<=3201582,500
<=320160
<=320170
<=320180
>319990
>320000
>320010
>320020
>320030
>320040
>320050
>320060
>320070
>320080
>320090
>320100
>320110
>320120
>320130
>320140
>320150
>320160
>320170
>320180
Not Detected1999335
Not Detected20001,713,354
Not Detected20011,809,469
Not Detected20022,068,462
Not Detected20031,913,554
Not Detected20041,989,165
Not Detected20051,807,631
Not Detected20061,699,516
Not Detected20071,813,448
Not Detected20081,648,286
Not Detected20091,638,581
Not Detected20101,600,648
Not Detected20111,825,656
Not Detected20121,573,151
Not Detected20131,869,658
Not Detected20142,619,844
Not Detected20152,922,644
Not Detected20162,460,712
Not Detected20172,591,876
Not Detected20181,524,004

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)


Quarterly Distribution of Number of Community Water Systems (CWS) by Mean Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 2000-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)Year and QuarterMean Atrazine Concentration
Record Count: 495
<=32000 Q10
<=32000 Q20
<=32000 Q30
<=32000 Q40
<=32001 Q10
<=32001 Q20
<=32001 Q30
<=32001 Q40
<=32002 Q10
<=32002 Q20
<=32002 Q30
<=32002 Q40
<=32003 Q10
<=32003 Q20
<=32003 Q30
<=32003 Q40
<=32004 Q10
<=32004 Q20
<=32004 Q30
<=32004 Q40
<=32005 Q10
<=32005 Q20
<=32005 Q30
<=32005 Q40
<=32006 Q10
<=32006 Q20
<=32006 Q30
<=32006 Q40
<=32007 Q10
<=32007 Q20
<=32007 Q30
<=32007 Q40
<=32008 Q10
<=32008 Q20
<=32008 Q30
<=32008 Q40
<=32009 Q10
<=32009 Q20
<=32009 Q30
<=32009 Q40
<=32010 Q10
<=32010 Q20
<=32010 Q30
<=32010 Q40
<=32011 Q10
<=32011 Q20
<=32011 Q30
<=32011 Q40
<=32012 Q10
<=32012 Q20
<=32012 Q30
<=32012 Q40
<=32013 Q10
<=32013 Q20
<=32013 Q30
<=32013 Q40
<=32014 Q10
<=32014 Q20
<=32014 Q30
<=32014 Q40
<=32015 Q10
<=32015 Q20
<=32015 Q31
<=32015 Q40
<=32016 Q10
<=32016 Q20
<=32016 Q30
<=32016 Q40
<=32017 Q10
<=32017 Q20
<=32017 Q30
<=32017 Q40
<=32018 Q10
<=32018 Q20
<=32018 Q30
<=32018 Q40
>32000 Q10
>32000 Q20
>32000 Q30
>32000 Q40
>32001 Q10
>32001 Q20
>32001 Q30
>32001 Q40
>32002 Q10
>32002 Q20
>32002 Q30
>32002 Q40
>32003 Q10
>32003 Q20
>32003 Q30
>32003 Q40
>32004 Q10
>32004 Q20
>32004 Q30
>32004 Q40
>32005 Q10
>32005 Q20
>32005 Q30
>32005 Q40
>32006 Q10
>32006 Q20
>32006 Q30
>32006 Q40
>32007 Q10
>32007 Q20
>32007 Q30
>32007 Q40
>32008 Q10
>32008 Q20
>32008 Q30
>32008 Q40
>32009 Q10
>32009 Q20
>32009 Q30
>32009 Q40
>32010 Q10
>32010 Q20
>32010 Q30
>32010 Q40
>32011 Q10
>32011 Q20
>32011 Q30
>32011 Q40
>32012 Q10
>32012 Q20
>32012 Q30
>32012 Q40
>32013 Q10
>32013 Q20
>32013 Q30
>32013 Q40
>32014 Q10
>32014 Q20
>32014 Q30
>32014 Q40
>32015 Q10
>32015 Q20
>32015 Q30
>32015 Q40
>32016 Q10
>32016 Q20
>32016 Q30
>32016 Q40
>32017 Q10
>32017 Q20
>32017 Q30
>32017 Q40
>32018 Q10
>32018 Q20
>32018 Q30
>32018 Q40
Not Detected2000 Q138
Not Detected2000 Q248
Not Detected2000 Q351
Not Detected2000 Q447
Not Detected2001 Q133
Not Detected2001 Q239
Not Detected2001 Q351
Not Detected2001 Q458
Not Detected2002 Q139
Not Detected2002 Q248
Not Detected2002 Q357
Not Detected2002 Q463
Not Detected2003 Q146
Not Detected2003 Q252
Not Detected2003 Q355
Not Detected2003 Q447
Not Detected2004 Q131
Not Detected2004 Q253
Not Detected2004 Q366
Not Detected2004 Q440
Not Detected2005 Q134
Not Detected2005 Q256
Not Detected2005 Q356
Not Detected2005 Q448
Not Detected2006 Q130
Not Detected2006 Q251
Not Detected2006 Q356
Not Detected2006 Q449
Not Detected2007 Q122
Not Detected2007 Q238
Not Detected2007 Q361
Not Detected2007 Q440
Not Detected2008 Q130
Not Detected2008 Q240
Not Detected2008 Q368
Not Detected2008 Q434
Not Detected2009 Q136
Not Detected2009 Q247
Not Detected2009 Q359
Not Detected2009 Q439
Not Detected2010 Q134
Not Detected2010 Q252
Not Detected2010 Q395
Not Detected2010 Q451
Not Detected2011 Q134
Not Detected2011 Q234
Not Detected2011 Q348
Not Detected2011 Q429
Not Detected2012 Q113
Not Detected2012 Q234
Not Detected2012 Q357
Not Detected2012 Q423
Not Detected2013 Q133
Not Detected2013 Q272
Not Detected2013 Q3131
Not Detected2013 Q466
Not Detected2014 Q139
Not Detected2014 Q242
Not Detected2014 Q343
Not Detected2014 Q429
Not Detected2015 Q129
Not Detected2015 Q229
Not Detected2015 Q332
Not Detected2015 Q418
Not Detected2016 Q158
Not Detected2016 Q2108
Not Detected2016 Q3157
Not Detected2016 Q463
Not Detected2017 Q133
Not Detected2017 Q241
Not Detected2017 Q351
Not Detected2017 Q417
Not Detected2018 Q126
Not Detected2018 Q228
Not Detected2018 Q353
Not Detected2018 Q424

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)


Quarterly Distribution of Number of People Served by a Community Water System (CWS) by the Mean Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 1999-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)Year and QuarterNumber of People Served by CWS
Record Count: 512
<=32000 Q10
<=32000 Q20
<=32000 Q30
<=32000 Q40
<=32001 Q10
<=32001 Q20
<=32001 Q30
<=32001 Q40
<=32002 Q10
<=32002 Q20
<=32002 Q30
<=32002 Q40
<=32003 Q10
<=32003 Q20
<=32003 Q30
<=32003 Q40
<=32004 Q10
<=32004 Q20
<=32004 Q30
<=32004 Q40
<=32005 Q10
<=32005 Q20
<=32005 Q30
<=32005 Q40
<=32006 Q10
<=32006 Q20
<=32006 Q30
<=32006 Q40
<=32007 Q10
<=32007 Q20
<=32007 Q30
<=32007 Q40
<=32008 Q10
<=32008 Q20
<=32008 Q30
<=32008 Q40
<=32009 Q10
<=32009 Q20
<=32009 Q30
<=32009 Q40
<=32010 Q10
<=32010 Q20
<=32010 Q30
<=32010 Q40
<=32011 Q10
<=32011 Q20
<=32011 Q30
<=32011 Q40
<=32012 Q10
<=32012 Q20
<=32012 Q30
<=32012 Q40
<=32013 Q10
<=32013 Q20
<=32013 Q30
<=32013 Q40
<=32014 Q10
<=32014 Q20
<=32014 Q30
<=32014 Q40
<=32015 Q10
<=32015 Q20
<=32015 Q382,500
<=32015 Q40
<=32016 Q10
<=32016 Q20
<=32016 Q30
<=32016 Q40
<=32017 Q10
<=32017 Q20
<=32017 Q30
<=32017 Q40
<=32018 Q10
<=32018 Q20
<=32018 Q30
<=32018 Q40
>31999 Q10
>31999 Q20
>31999 Q30
>31999 Q40
>32000 Q10
>32000 Q20
>32000 Q30
>32000 Q40
>32001 Q10
>32001 Q20
>32001 Q30
>32001 Q40
>32002 Q10
>32002 Q20
>32002 Q30
>32002 Q40
>32003 Q10
>32003 Q20
>32003 Q30
>32003 Q40
>32004 Q10
>32004 Q20
>32004 Q30
>32004 Q40
>32005 Q10
>32005 Q20
>32005 Q30
>32005 Q40
>32006 Q10
>32006 Q20
>32006 Q30
>32006 Q40
>32007 Q10
>32007 Q20
>32007 Q30
>32007 Q40
>32008 Q10
>32008 Q20
>32008 Q30
>32008 Q40
>32009 Q10
>32009 Q20
>32009 Q30
>32009 Q40
>32010 Q10
>32010 Q20
>32010 Q30
>32010 Q40
>32011 Q10
>32011 Q20
>32011 Q30
>32011 Q40
>32012 Q10
>32012 Q20
>32012 Q30
>32012 Q40
>32013 Q10
>32013 Q20
>32013 Q30
>32013 Q40
>32014 Q10
>32014 Q20
>32014 Q30
>32014 Q40
>32015 Q10
>32015 Q20
>32015 Q30
>32015 Q40
>32016 Q10
>32016 Q20
>32016 Q30
>32016 Q40
>32017 Q10
>32017 Q20
>32017 Q30
>32017 Q40
>32018 Q10
>32018 Q20
>32018 Q30
>32018 Q40
Not Detected1999 Q10
Not Detected1999 Q20
Not Detected1999 Q30
Not Detected1999 Q40
Not Detected2000 Q1528,636
Not Detected2000 Q2963,479
Not Detected2000 Q31,169,602
Not Detected2000 Q4638,011
Not Detected2001 Q1587,945
Not Detected2001 Q21,073,074
Not Detected2001 Q31,402,826
Not Detected2001 Q41,051,271
Not Detected2002 Q1633,254
Not Detected2002 Q2980,389
Not Detected2002 Q31,249,068
Not Detected2002 Q4720,654
Not Detected2003 Q11,314,171
Not Detected2003 Q2921,005
Not Detected2003 Q31,047,962
Not Detected2003 Q4752,779
Not Detected2004 Q1612,842
Not Detected2004 Q21,391,069
Not Detected2004 Q31,484,026
Not Detected2004 Q4897,550
Not Detected2005 Q1606,383
Not Detected2005 Q2769,476
Not Detected2005 Q31,012,947
Not Detected2005 Q4519,285
Not Detected2006 Q1420,509
Not Detected2006 Q2849,253
Not Detected2006 Q31,107,330
Not Detected2006 Q4468,768
Not Detected2007 Q1315,936
Not Detected2007 Q21,201,833
Not Detected2007 Q31,316,590
Not Detected2007 Q4856,444
Not Detected2008 Q1768,481
Not Detected2008 Q21,080,817
Not Detected2008 Q31,179,833
Not Detected2008 Q4538,262
Not Detected2009 Q1682,794
Not Detected2009 Q21,138,515
Not Detected2009 Q31,194,742
Not Detected2009 Q4481,562
Not Detected2010 Q1588,013
Not Detected2010 Q2823,934
Not Detected2010 Q31,355,974
Not Detected2010 Q4484,388
Not Detected2011 Q1407,415
Not Detected2011 Q21,079,985
Not Detected2011 Q3961,519
Not Detected2011 Q4528,591
Not Detected2012 Q1220,777
Not Detected2012 Q21,203,168
Not Detected2012 Q31,093,759
Not Detected2012 Q4557,713
Not Detected2013 Q1686,261
Not Detected2013 Q21,132,520
Not Detected2013 Q31,290,252
Not Detected2013 Q4666,960
Not Detected2014 Q11,009,916
Not Detected2014 Q21,146,501
Not Detected2014 Q32,347,717
Not Detected2014 Q41,480,798
Not Detected2015 Q11,313,467
Not Detected2015 Q21,051,319
Not Detected2015 Q32,024,599
Not Detected2015 Q4271,446
Not Detected2016 Q11,018,233
Not Detected2016 Q21,551,563
Not Detected2016 Q31,748,871
Not Detected2016 Q4724,451
Not Detected2017 Q11,724,271
Not Detected2017 Q22,252,567
Not Detected2017 Q31,994,564
Not Detected2017 Q4391,224
Not Detected2018 Q1583,253
Not Detected2018 Q2934,902
Not Detected2018 Q31,162,847
Not Detected2018 Q425,139

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)


Yearly Distribution of Number of Community Water Systems (CWS) by Maximum Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 1999-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)YearNumber of CWS
Record Count: 132
<=319990
<=320000
<=320010
<=320020
<=320030
<=320040
<=320050
<=320060
<=320070
<=320080
<=320090
<=320100
<=320110
<=320120
<=320130
<=320140
<=320151
<=320160
<=320170
<=320180
>319990
>320000
>320010
>320020
>320030
>320040
>320050
>320060
>320070
>320080
>320090
>320100
>320110
>320120
>320130
>320140
>320150
>320160
>320170
>320180
Not Detected19992
Not Detected2000129
Not Detected2001132
Not Detected2002146
Not Detected2003146
Not Detected2004132
Not Detected2005149
Not Detected2006139
Not Detected2007117
Not Detected2008135
Not Detected2009133
Not Detected2010184
Not Detected2011108
Not Detected201289
Not Detected2013243
Not Detected201493
Not Detected201575
Not Detected2016289
Not Detected201782
Not Detected201888

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)


Yearly Distribution of Number of People Served by a Community Water System (CWS) by the Maximum Atrazine Concentration (ug/L), Utah, 1999-2018

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Atrazine Concentration (ug/L)YearNumber of People Served by CWS
Record Count: 132
<=319990
<=320000
<=320010
<=320020
<=320030
<=320040
<=320050
<=320060
<=320070
<=320080
<=320090
<=320100
<=320110
<=320120
<=320130
<=320140
<=3201582,500
<=320160
<=320170
<=320180
>319990
>320000
>320010
>320020
>320030
>320040
>320050
>320060
>320070
>320080
>320090
>320100
>320110
>320120
>320130
>320140
>320150
>320160
>320170
>320180
Not Detected1999335
Not Detected20001,713,354
Not Detected20011,809,469
Not Detected20022,068,462
Not Detected20031,913,554
Not Detected20041,989,165
Not Detected20051,807,631
Not Detected20061,699,516
Not Detected20071,813,448
Not Detected20081,648,286
Not Detected20091,638,581
Not Detected20101,600,648
Not Detected20111,825,656
Not Detected20121,573,151
Not Detected20131,869,658
Not Detected20142,619,844
Not Detected20152,922,644
Not Detected20162,460,712
Not Detected20172,591,876
Not Detected20181,524,004

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)

References and Community Resources

Utah Department of Environmental Quality[[br]] [http://www.drinkingwater.utah.gov][[br]] [[br]] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency[[br]] [http://water.epa.gov/drink][[br]] [[br]] Utah Environmental Public Health Tracking Program[[br]] [http://epht.health.utah.gov/epht-view/topic/DrinkingWater.html][[br]] [[br]] Information on Atrazine [[br]] [https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/indicators-atrazine][[br]] [[br]] Private Drinking Water Wells [[br]] [http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/index.cfm][[br]] [[br]] National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program[[br]] [http://www.cdc.gov/ephtracking][[br]] [[br]] Citations:[[br]] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). Interim Reregistration Eligibility Decision For Atrazine. Case No. 0062. [https://www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/reg_actions/reregistration/ired_PC-080803_1-Jan-03.pdf].

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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