The Power of Information

National Drinking Water Database


Aluminum in Pennsylvania


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Pennsylvania

8 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)
1Erie City Water Authority
Erie, PA
180,0004 of 5106.39 ppb
(0 to 190 ppb)
2Allentown City Bureau of Water
Allentown, PA
105,2003 of 380 ppb
(65 to 90 ppb)
3Lca Upper Milford Division
Allentown, PA
1971 of 140 ppb
(40 ppb)
4Pa-American Water- Uniontown
Mcmurray, PA
23,1252 of 223.5 ppb
(14 to 33 ppb)
5Pa-American Water Co-Connellsv
Mcmurray, PA
13,3202 of 216.25 ppb
(12 to 20.5 ppb)
6Easton Area Water Auth
Easton, PA
85,1631 of 215.5 ppb
(0 to 31 ppb)
7PA American Water Company
Reading, PA
44,0001 of 14.75 ppb
(4.75 ppb)
8Lca Wlsa Central Division
Allentown, PA
39,7921 of 24 ppb
(0 to 8 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 Pennsylvania

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Pennsylvania