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National Drinking Water Database


Aluminum in New Jersey


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

The Most Polluted Communities in New Jersey

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)
1Black Horse Manor
Ham Twp, NJ
801 of 1720 ppb
(720 ppb)
2Keyport Water Dept
Keyport Boro, NJ
7,5001 of 1620 ppb
(620 ppb)
3Carol Lynn Trailer Resort (Well #2)
NJ
01 of 1554 ppb
(554 ppb)
4Rainbow Nursing Home, Inc.
NJ
2594 of 8542.13 ppb
(0 to 3050 ppb)
5Perth Amboy Water Department
Old Bridge, NJ
43,0003 of 3478.67 ppb
(230 to 927 ppb)
6Evergreen Woods Campground
Pomona, NJ
5011 of 12476.04 ppb
(0 to 836 ppb)
7Sea Village Marina L L C
Northfield, NJ
2402 of 3375 ppb
(0 to 569 ppb)
8Holly Tree Acres System 1
Pittsgrove, NJ
1406 of 6363.33 ppb
(286 to 513 ppb)
9Aqua NJ Eastern Division
Berkeley Twp, NJ
12,0004 of 4362.5 ppb
(200 to 550 ppb)
10Pomona Mobile Home Park
Galloway Twp, NJ
985 of 9357.33 ppb
(0 to 1040 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 New Jersey

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Average1