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p-Xylene in Arkansas

p-Xylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries; it is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

45 water utilities reported detecting p-Xylene in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average p-Xylene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Okolona Waterworks
Okolona, AR
6133 of 52.07 ppb
(0 to 9.08 ppb)
2Jonesboro Water System
Jonesboro, AR
67,9955 of 131.97 ppb
(0 to 10.1 ppb)
3Dumas Waterworks
Dumas, AR
5,7703 of 81.73 ppb
(0 to 12.7 ppb)
4Sedgwick Waterworks
Sedgwick, AR
2505 of 81.54 ppb
(0 to 4.95 ppb)
5Brookland Waterworks
Brookland, AR
1,8586 of 71.5 ppb
(0 to 2.54 ppb)
6Lisbon Water Association
El Dorado, AR
3993 of 101.12 ppb
(0 to 3.95 ppb)
7Carlisle Waterworks
Carlisle, AR
2,3041 of 70.8 ppb
(0 to 5.6 ppb)
8Brunner Hill Water Assoc
Dolph, AR
9735 of 60.68 ppb
(0 to 1.63 ppb)
9Lead Hill Waterworks
Lead Hill, AR
4821 of 40.65 ppb
(0 to 2.61 ppb)
10Quinn Water Association
El Dorado, AR
7444 of 140.57 ppb
(0 to 5.63 ppb)

Health Based Limits for p-Xylene

Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL)The enforceable standard which defines the highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to health-based limits (Maximum Contaminant Level Goals, or MCLGs) as feasible using the best available analytical and treatment technologies and taking cost into consideration. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10000 ppb
Maximum Contaminant Limit Goal (MCLG)A non-enforceable health goal that is set at a level at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons occurs and which allows an adequate margin of safety. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10000 ppb

Violation Summary for p-Xylene in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas