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National Drinking Water Database


Aluminum in Missouri


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Missouri

239 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)
1Monett
Monett, MO
9,0004 of 4722.93 ppb
(0.02 to 2890 ppb)
2Hamilton
Hamilton, MO
1,7506 of 6474.91 ppb
(0.54 to 1180 ppb)
3Lamar
Lamar, MO
4,4256 of 6288.46 ppb
(0.36 to 772 ppb)
4Ironton
Ironton, MO
1,4706 of 6280.71 ppb
(0.32 to 1290 ppb)
5Maysville
Maysville, MO
1,1006 of 6271.35 ppb
(0.05 to 738 ppb)
6Plattsburg
Plattsburg, MO
2,3546 of 6205.04 ppb
(0.07 to 464 ppb)
7Licking
Licking, MO
2,9821 of 2205 ppb
(0 to 410 ppb)
8Marceline
Marceline, MO
2,3256 of 6191.59 ppb
(0.14 to 424 ppb)
9Brookfield
Brookfield, MO
4,3586 of 6182.22 ppb
(0.08 to 429 ppb)
10Hannibal
Hannibal, MO
17,4566 of 6178.45 ppb
(0.12 to 299 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 Missouri

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Missouri since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to monitor regularly10