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National Drinking Water Database - Chemical Contaminants

Pentanal


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

Pentanal is a volatile synthetic chemical used in the production of synthetic resins; it is emitted in effluent from chemical plants.

 
Detected
Found above
health guidelines
Found above
legal limit
States
1
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-
Water utilities
5
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-
People Served
26,796
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Pentanal Exposure by State

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

StateWater Suppliers with Pentanal contamination
SystemsPopulation
Texas526,796
Total526,796

The Most Polluted Communities

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

Ranked by highest average Pentanal level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Timberlane Utility District
Houston, TX
10,5031 of 11.2 ppb
(1.2 ppb)
2E J Water Co
Kilgore, TX
4321 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
3Northwest Harris County Mud 23
Spring, TX
3,2761 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
4Bilma Pud
Spring, TX
2,8861 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)
5East Cedar Creek Fwsd Brookshire
Mabank, TX
9,6991 of 11.1 ppb
(1.1 ppb)

Testing Summary for Pentanal

Are tests routinely required for Pentanal by federal law?No
Water suppliers reporting tests for Pentanal (2006-2006):5 of 47,576
Average testing rate for water supplier reporting tests (2006-2006):1.0 per year