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Aluminum in Delaware


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Delaware

13 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)
1Camden District
Dover, DE
10,7281 of 1202 ppb
(202 ppb)
2Burtonwood
Newark, DE
9724 of 4129.5 ppb
(100 to 143 ppb)
3Seaford Water Department
Seaford, DE
6,6991 of 1123.4 ppb
(123.4 ppb)
4Millsboro Water Department
Millsboro, DE
2,3001 of 1110 ppb
(110 ppb)
5Delaware City Water Department
Delaware City, DE
2,2201 of 176 ppb
(76 ppb)
6Thomas Cove
Newark, DE
3,4003 of 665.96 ppb
(0 to 256 ppb)
7Fox Hunter Crossing
Newark, DE
1,4703 of 663.79 ppb
(0 to 228.5 ppb)
8Cedar Landing
Newark, DE
3204 of 546.9 ppb
(0 to 85 ppb)
9Heron Bay
DE
5502 of 242 ppb
(31 to 53 ppb)
10South Bethany
Newark, DE
12,0003 of 616.21 ppb
(0 to 56 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 Delaware

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Delaware