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Aluminum in Virginia

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

The Most Polluted Communities in Virginia

220 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
1Selma Estates
251 of 1170000 ppb
(170000 ppb)
2Tyson Hills Subdivision
Roanoke, VA
401 of 1168000 ppb
(168000 ppb)
3Radford Army Ammunition Plant - 419
Radford, VA
1,3802 of 2143000 ppb
(142000 to 144000 ppb)
4Town of Richlands
Richlands, VA
4,1444 of 4135000 ppb
(110000 to 150000 ppb)
5Montvale Water, Inc.
Montvale, VA
7251 of 1123000 ppb
(123000 ppb)
6Town of Amherst
Amherst, VA
5,0763 of 3119000 ppb
(75000 to 145000 ppb)
7Wayside Acres Subdivision # 1
Danville, VA
561 of 1117000 ppb
(117000 ppb)
8Twin Boulders Subdivision
Roanoke, VA
901 of 1116000 ppb
(116000 ppb)
9Duffield_scott Co Psa
Weber City, VA
2,0002 of 2115000 ppb
(110000 to 120000 ppb)
10Park Place
Moneta, VA
4801 of 1113000 ppb
(113000 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Aluminum

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 Virginia

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Virginia