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Copper in Arkansas


Copper is a naturally occuring metal and drinking water contaminant that enters tap water by corrosion of household plumbing systems and erosion of natural deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

557 water utilities reported detecting Copper in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Copper level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Magnet-Butterfield Water Assoc
Malvern, AR
1,7632 of 31326 ppb
(0 to 3960 ppb)
2Bradley Waterworks
Bradley, AR
4822 of 2908.5 ppb
(831 to 986 ppb)
3MC Rae Waterworks
Mc Rae, AR
68514 of 16785.53 ppb
(0 to 2200 ppb)
4Carlisle Waterworks
Carlisle, AR
2,3042 of 2683 ppb
(646 to 720 ppb)
5Centerton Waterworks
Centerton, AR
10,0623 of 3669.44 ppb
(45 to 1680 ppb)
6Cleveland Co Water Assoc
Rison, AR
1,6982 of 2666 ppb
(487 to 845 ppb)
7Elaine Waterworks
Elaine, AR
1,9633 of 3646.67 ppb
(330 to 1150 ppb)
8Woodson-Hensley Water Company
Hensley, AR
1,1644 of 5639.2 ppb
(0 to 1980 ppb)
9West Saline Water Users Assn
New Edinburgh, AR
1,8464 of 4630.75 ppb
(323 to 1190 ppb)
10Marianna Waterworks
Marianna, AR
4,38811 of 11595.56 ppb
(147.25 to 1520 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Copper

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.300 ppb
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. 1000 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1300 ppb
EPA Human Health Water Quality CriteriaWater quality criteria set by the US EPA provide guidance for states and tribes authorized to establish water quality standards under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect human health. These are non-enforceable standards based upon exposure by both drinking water and the contribution of water contamination to other consumed foods. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1300 ppb

Violation Summary for Copper in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas