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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Methyl Acetate


Status: Unregulated - EPA has not established a maximum legal limit in tapwater for this contaminant.

Methyl acetate is used as a solvent in lacquers and cellulosic adhesives and in the production of dyes, perfumes and nail polish.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
2
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-
People Served
16,176
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-

Methyl Acetate Exposure by State

Water utilities in 1 states have reported detecting Methyl Acetate in treated tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies.

StateWater Suppliers with Methyl Acetate contamination
SystemsPopulation
Texas216,176
Total216,176

The Most Polluted Communities

2 water utilities reported detecting Methyl Acetate in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Methyl Acetate level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Brady
Brady, TX
5,4331 of 12.6 ppb
(2.6 ppb)
2Brushy Creek Mud
Round Rock, TX
10,7431 of 12.5 ppb
(2.5 ppb)

Testing Summary for Methyl Acetate

Are tests routinely required for Methyl Acetate by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Methyl Acetate (2006-2006):2 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2006-2006):1.0 per year