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Manganese in Nebraska


Manganese is a naturally occurring element released from mineral deposits as well as industrial use.

The Most Polluted Communities in Nebraska

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

Ranked by highest average Manganese level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1City of Syracuse
Syracuse, NE
1,6401 of 11470 ppb
(1470 ppb)
2City of Wakefield
Wakefield, NE
1,4111 of 1880 ppb
(880 ppb)
3City of Peru
Peru, NE
9231 of 1782 ppb
(782 ppb)
4City of Friend
Friend, NE
1,1111 of 1750 ppb
(750 ppb)
5Village of Exeter
Exeter, NE
7121 of 1740 ppb
(740 ppb)
6City of Papillion
Papillion, NE
21,6005 of 5728.3 ppb
(134 to 1320 ppb)
7Village of Brainard
Brainard, NE
3512 of 2686 ppb
(672 to 700 ppb)
8City of Columbus
Columbus, NE
21,0001 of 1665 ppb
(665 ppb)
9Village of Giltner
Giltner, NE
4001 of 1663 ppb
(663 ppb)
10Village of Center
Center, NE
1081 of 1623 ppb
(623 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Manganese

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.50 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. 50 ppb
Lifetime health-based limit, non-cancer riskConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for a lifetime of exposure. The Lifetime health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is based on exposure for a a 70-kg adult consuming 2 liters of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.300 ppb
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.300 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Children's health-based limit for 10-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic effects for up to ten days of exposure. The Ten-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1000 ppb
Drinking Water Equivalent LevelA lifetime exposure concentration protective of adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects, that assumes all of the exposure to a contaminant is from drinking water. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1600 ppb

Violation Summary for Manganese in Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska