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Aluminum in Alabama


Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.

The Most Polluted Communities in Alabama

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

Ranked by highest average Aluminum level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1East Central Baldwin County Water & Fpa
Robertsdale, AL
3,1981 of 1785 ppb
(785 ppb)
2Coker Water Authority
Coker, AL
3,7801 of 1483 ppb
(483 ppb)
3Reform Water & Sewer Board
Reform, AL
3,0001 of 1475.5 ppb
(475.5 ppb)
4Clay County Water Authority
Lineville, AL
9902 of 2467 ppb
(234 to 700 ppb)
5Goodwater Utilities Board
Goodwater, AL
2,3701 of 1462 ppb
(462 ppb)
6Sulligent Water Works
Sulligent, AL
2,6701 of 1400.5 ppb
(400.5 ppb)
7Winfield Water Works & Sewer Board
Winfield, AL
9,0002 of 2366.33 ppb
(357 to 375.67 ppb)
8Marion Water Department
Marion, AL
4,3231 of 1340 ppb
(340 ppb)
9York Water System/City of York
York, AL
3,7082 of 2334 ppb
(192 to 476 ppb)
10Upper Bear Creek Water Authority
Haleyville, AL
1002 of 2316 ppb
(303 to 329 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Aluminum

StandardDescriptionLevel
National Secondary Drinking Water RegulationsA National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 200 ppb
California Public Health GoalsDefined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.600 ppb

Violation Summary for Aluminum in Alabama

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alabama