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Foaming agents (surfactants) in New Mexico


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 Mexico

9 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)
1Cloudcroft Water System
Cloudcroft, NM
2,2501 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
2Artesia Municipal Water System
Artesia, NM
14,0001 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
3Hobbs Municipal Water Supply
Hobbs, NM
28,7501 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
4Deming Municipal Water System
Deming, NM
15,5361 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
5Artesia Rural Water Cooperative
Artesia, NM
2,6951 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
6Timberon Water & Sanitation District
Timberon, NM
3001 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
7Chupadero Mdwca
Santa Fe, NM
1601 of 120 ppb
(20 ppb)
8City of Santa FE Water System
Santa Fe, NM
70,0012 of 220 ppb
(20 ppb)
9Las Cruces Municipal Water System
Las Cruces, NM
81,0251 of 215 ppb
(0 to 30 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 Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico