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Aluminum in Texas


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Texas

659 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)
1New Horizons Ranch & Center
Goldthwaite, TX
1502 of 24193 ppb
(116 to 8270 ppb)
2Walnut Creek Estates
Pampa, TX
1001 of 12350 ppb
(2350 ppb)
3Danny Boy Mobile Home Park
Canutillo, TX
721 of 22255 ppb
(0 to 4510 ppb)
4City of Weslaco
Mercedes, TX
2,4722 of 21887.75 ppb
(85.5 to 3690 ppb)
5Pendleton Utility Corp
Marshall, TX
6124 of 41842 ppb
(548 to 2530 ppb)
6Oak Ridge Water System
Gainesville, TX
3061 of 11530 ppb
(1530 ppb)
7City of Midland
Midland, TX
98,0451 of 21025 ppb
(0 to 2050 ppb)
8Dialville Oakland Wsc
Rusk, TX
6002 of 2902.5 ppb
(872 to 933 ppb)
9Jones Creek Terrace
Freeport, TX
9001 of 2770 ppb
(0 to 1540 ppb)
10Carson Ranch
Houston, TX
251 of 2745 ppb
(0 to 1490 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 Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas