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Aluminum in Arkansas

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

198 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
1Maumelle Water Management
Maumelle, AR
15,6001 of 1450 ppb
(450 ppb)
2Stuttgart Waterworks
Stuttgart, AR
9,7453 of 3390.38 ppb
(91.15 to 560 ppb)
3Chidester Water Works
Chidester, AR
4661 of 1320 ppb
(320 ppb)
4Horseshoe Lake Utilities
Horseshoe Lake, AR
6801 of 2285 ppb
(0 to 570 ppb)
5Searcy Waterworks
Searcy, AR
22,0365 of 6269.27 ppb
(0 to 720 ppb)
6Booneville Development Center
Booneville, AR
4404 of 5235.4 ppb
(0 to 440 ppb)
7Texarkana Water Utilities
Texarkana, AR
28,7752 of 4230 ppb
(0 to 500 ppb)
8Mount Ida Waterworks
Mount Ida, AR
2,4584 of 4212.68 ppb
(68.3 to 580 ppb)
9Magnolia Waterworks
Magnolia, AR
11,0005 of 8206.5 ppb
(0 to 770 ppb)
10Fountain Hill Waterworks
Fountain Hill, AR
9233 of 3186.1 ppb
(8.6 to 530 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Aluminum

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 Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas