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National Drinking Water Database


Methane in New York


Methane is formed during the decay of organic matter; as the principal component of natural gas, it is used as a fuel and in the manufacture of synthetic chemicals.

The Most Polluted Communities in New York

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

Ranked by highest average Methane level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Belfast Water District
Belfast, NY
7506 of 610515.83 ppb
(255 to 25400 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Methane

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

Violation Summary for Methane in New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York