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Aluminum in Ohio


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Ohio

9 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)
1Ohio American Water Co-Tiffin District
Tiffin, OH
18,1353 of 31743 ppb
(29 to 5151 ppb)
2Village of Centerburg
Centerburg, OH
1,4501 of 180 ppb
(80 ppb)
3City of Jackson
Jackson, OH
9,5901 of 179.3 ppb
(79.3 ppb)
4Cleveland Division of Water
Cleveland, OH
1,500,0002 of 243.29 ppb
(13.93 to 72.65 ppb)
5Ohio American Water Co, Ashtabula
Marion, OH
33,5003 of 327.33 ppb
(24 to 29 ppb)
6Ohio-American Water Co-Aurora East Pws
Kent, OH
9501 of 123 ppb
(23 ppb)
7Oh/Am Mansfield System 7
Marion, OH
7021 of 111.25 ppb
(11.25 ppb)
8Ohio-American Water Co-Beechcrest Pws
Kent, OH
1,3751 of 210 ppb
(0 to 20 ppb)
9Oh/Am Water Company-Mari
Marion, OH
48,0002 of 54.2 ppb
(0 to 11 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 Ohio

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Ohio