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Aluminum in New York


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

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

33 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)
1Henderson Town WD #1
Henderson, NY
6505 of 6586.67 ppb
(0 to 1270 ppb)
2Keeseville V
Keeseville, NY
2,3001 of 1480 ppb
(480 ppb)
3Mechanicville City
Mechanicville, NY
8,0001 of 1370 ppb
(370 ppb)
4Sodus Village
Sodus, NY
1,9043 of 3302.45 ppb
(80 to 680 ppb)
5Tonawanda, Town Water Dept.
Kenmore, NY
72,7951 of 1220 ppb
(220 ppb)
6Cedar Acres Mobile Home Park
Stamford, NY
2761 of 1205 ppb
(205 ppb)
7Whitehall Village
Whitehall, NY
3,4001 of 1180 ppb
(180 ppb)
8Mcwa, Genesee West
Rochester, NY
8006 of 6163 ppb
(86 to 370 ppb)
9Winebrook Hills Wd
Newcomb, NY
1001 of 1160 ppb
(160 ppb)
10Penn Yan Village
Penn Yan, NY
5,24821 of 21148.1 ppb
(10 to 640 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 York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York