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Aluminum in Wisconsin


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Wisconsin

39 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)
1Lakeview Elementary School
Neenah, WI
2002 of 28941.75 ppb
(28.5 to 17855 ppb)
2Lake Meadows Water Trust
Muskego, WI
7501 of 12100 ppb
(2100 ppb)
3Easton Elementary School
Ringle, WI
701 of 1927 ppb
(927 ppb)
4Manitou Falls Sanitary District No. 1
Superior, WI
952 of 2193.5 ppb
(26 to 361 ppb)
5Battlestone Ridge
Lacrosse, WI
931 of 1190 ppb
(190 ppb)
6Clayton Elementary School
Neenah, WI
3601 of 1170 ppb
(170 ppb)
7Merton Primary School
Merton, WI
5601 of 1140 ppb
(140 ppb)
8Mattoon Waterworks
Mattoon, WI
4501 of 1123 ppb
(123 ppb)
9Arlington Waterworks
Arlington, WI
6191 of 174.5 ppb
(74.5 ppb)
10Cambria Waterworks
Cambria, WI
7781 of 149 ppb
(49 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 Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin