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Pentane in Texas


Pentane is a short, volatile hydrocarbon; it is a component of some fuels, specialty solvent, and a blowing agent used in production of polystyrene foam.

The Most Polluted Communities in Texas

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

Ranked by highest average Pentane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Heatherloch Mud
Tomball, TX
6,1291 of 226 ppb
(0 to 52 ppb)
2Bluff Dale Wsc
Bluff Dale, TX
13 of 325.02 ppb
(1.67 to 51.01 ppb)
3Mesa Grande Wsc
Weatherford, TX
3513 of 417.43 ppb
(0 to 32.05 ppb)
4The Market AT Meyer Park
Spring, TX
7001 of 112.5 ppb
(12.5 ppb)
5North Harris County Regional Water Autho
TX
01 of 211.25 ppb
(0 to 22.5 ppb)
6Lake Country Acres
Houston, TX
5882 of 38.13 ppb
(0 to 16 ppb)
7B F E Water Co
Weatherford, TX
92 of 24.42 ppb
(0.9 to 7.93 ppb)
8Harris County Mud 58
Houston, TX
1,5422 of 23.78 ppb
(1.65 to 5.9 ppb)
9Benbrook Village Mobile Home Park
Fort Worth, TX
1801 of 23.41 ppb
(0 to 6.81 ppb)
10Northwest Harris County Mud 23
Spring, TX
3,2761 of 11.55 ppb
(1.55 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Pentane

There are no health based standards that EWG is using for this chemical

Violation Summary for Pentane in Texas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Texas