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Foaming agents (surfactants) in Utah


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 Utah

33 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)
1St. George City
Saint George, UT
70,0001 of 1730 ppb
(730 ppb)
2Brigham City
Elwood, UT
18,5001 of 1328.75 ppb
(328.75 ppb)
3Rockville Pipeline Co
Rockville, UT
1951 of 1190 ppb
(190 ppb)
4Centerville City
Centerville, UT
16,0001 of 1180 ppb
(180 ppb)
5Kanarraville Water System
Kanarraville, UT
3501 of 1170 ppb
(170 ppb)
6Kennecott - Zone A Ro
Bingham Canyon, UT
03 of 3163.33 ppb
(80 to 250 ppb)
7Kane Co Wcd-Johnson Canyon
Kanab, UT
2171 of 1150 ppb
(150 ppb)
8Henrieville
Tropic, UT
1801 of 1140 ppb
(140 ppb)
9Hanksville
Hanksville, UT
2401 of 1130 ppb
(130 ppb)
10Washington Co-Sand Hollow
Hurricane, UT
1201 of 1120 ppb
(120 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 Utah

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Utah