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Acetone in Texas


Acetone is a ubiquitous industrial solvent and chemical intermediate used in manufacture of plastic, fibers, cosmetics, photographic film and many other kinds of consumer goods.

The Most Polluted Communities in Texas

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

Ranked by highest average Acetone level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Lakeview Subdivision
Kerrville, TX
961 of 1240.9 ppb
(240.9 ppb)
2River Front Village
Kerrville, TX
2641 of 1169.4 ppb
(169.4 ppb)
3Wilderness The
Kerrville, TX
1601 of 175 ppb
(75 ppb)
4City of Rio Vista
Rio Vista, TX
6501 of 150 ppb
(50 ppb)
5City of Runaway Bay
Bridgeport, TX
1,1041 of 340.67 ppb
(0 to 122 ppb)
6Rocky Creek Subdivision Water System
Center Point, TX
631 of 235.75 ppb
(0 to 71.5 ppb)
7Redland Wsc
Lufkin, TX
2,7902 of 332.17 ppb
(0 to 85 ppb)
8Brushy Creek Mud
Round Rock, TX
10,7431 of 131 ppb
(31 ppb)
9Kenwood Subdivision Water System
El Campo, TX
1801 of 130 ppb
(30 ppb)
10Bergville Addition
El Campo, TX
361 of 129.5 ppb
(29.5 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Acetone

StandardDescriptionLevel
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.6000 ppb

Violation Summary for Acetone in Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas