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Foaming agents (surfactants) in New Jersey


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 New Jersey

24 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)
1Senator G.W. Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospit
Glen Gardner, NJ
5501 of 1360 ppb
(360 ppb)
2South River W Dept
South River, NJ
14,0001 of 1220 ppb
(220 ppb)
3New Lisbon Development Ctr
Woodland Twp, NJ
2,0141 of 188 ppb
(88 ppb)
4Mountain Lakes Water Dep
Mountain Lakes, NJ
4,0001 of 171 ppb
(71 ppb)
5U W V H Grandview Estates
Vernon, NJ
721 of 162 ppb
(62 ppb)
6Lawrenceville Water Company
Lawrence Twp, NJ
9,2301 of 161 ppb
(61 ppb)
7North Brunswick W Dept
Somerset, NJ
34,5001 of 245 ppb
(0 to 90 ppb)
8Greenwich Twp W Dept
Gibbstown, NJ
4,9002 of 344.33 ppb
(0 to 75 ppb)
9Hopewell Twp Water&sewer
Titusville, NJ
3561 of 137 ppb
(37 ppb)
10South Brunswick Twp W Di
South Brunswick Twp, NJ
35,0002 of 232.5 ppb
(29 to 36 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 New Jersey

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Jersey