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Foaming agents (surfactants) in Alabama


Foaming agents (surfactants) are detergents or detergent-like substances used as cleaning agents in industrial and consumer goods such as personal care products; they are also used as inert ingredients in pesticides.

The Most Polluted Communities in Alabama

21 water utilities reported detecting Foaming agents (surfactants) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Foaming agents (surfactants) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Wedowee Water, Sewer, & Gas Board
Wedowee, AL
4,5001 of 2151.5 ppb
(0 to 303 ppb)
2Tuskegee Utilities Board
Tuskegee, AL
13,5001 of 2147.5 ppb
(0 to 295 ppb)
3Lafayette Water Works
Lafayette, AL
4,0591 of 2145.5 ppb
(0 to 291 ppb)
4Chattahoochee Valley Water Supply Dist
Lanett, AL
321 of 2144 ppb
(0 to 288 ppb)
5Clay County Water Authority
Lineville, AL
9901 of 1115 ppb
(115 ppb)
6Russellville Water Works
Russellville, AL
14,3251 of 2110 ppb
(0 to 220 ppb)
7Central Elmore Water Authority
Wetumpka, AL
29,8201 of 2108.5 ppb
(0 to 217 ppb)
8Spanish Fort Water System
Spanish Fort, AL
8,0641 of 2100 ppb
(0 to 200 ppb)
9Sylacauga Utilities Board
Sylacauga, AL
22,2501 of 388 ppb
(0 to 264 ppb)
10Five Star Water Supply District
Auburn, AL
1001 of 276.5 ppb
(0 to 153 ppb)

Health Based Limits for Foaming agents (surfactants)

StandardDescriptionLevel
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. 500 ppb

Violation Summary for Foaming agents (surfactants) in Alabama

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Alabama