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Aluminum in Idaho


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Idaho

3 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)
1City of Cambridge
Cambridge, ID
3401 of 12640 ppb
(2640 ppb)
2City of Soda Springs
Soda Springs, ID
3,3011 of 2550 ppb
(0 to 1100 ppb)
3United Water Idaho Inc
Boise, ID
185,7872 of 2405 ppb
(400 to 410 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 Idaho

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Idaho