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National Drinking Water Database


Aluminum in Nevada


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Nevada

14 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)
1Fernley Public Works
Fernley, NV
14,0001 of 2600 ppb
(0 to 1200 ppb)
2Mount Rose Water Company
Reno, NV
1,6501 of 2220 ppb
(0 to 440 ppb)
3Nellis Air Force Base
Nellis Afb, NV
6,2884 of 652.69 ppb
(0 to 230 ppb)
4Pioneer Hills Mhp
Reno, NV
4271 of 130 ppb
(30 ppb)
5EM Ber Mobile Manor
Fallon, NV
351 of 128 ppb
(28 ppb)
6Beatty Water and Sanitation District
Beatty, NV
1,1001 of 121 ppb
(21 ppb)
7Truckee Meadows Water Authority
Reno, NV
315,2003 of 620 ppb
(0 to 60 ppb)
8Kyle Canyon Water District
Las Vegas, NV
1,0406 of 817.02 ppb
(0 to 66.67 ppb)
9Gardnerville Ranchos Gid
Gardnerville, NV
11,5001 of 24.67 ppb
(0 to 9.33 ppb)
10Searchlight Water Company
Las Vegas, NV
7601 of 33.33 ppb
(0 to 10 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada