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p-Xylene in South Dakota


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 South Dakota

2 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
(Range)
1Clark Rural Water-Kampeska
SD
8761 of 50.73 ppb
(0 to 3.66 ppb)
2Nunda
Nunda, SD
521 of 40.67 ppb
(0 to 2.69 ppb)

Health Based Limits for p-Xylene

StandardDescriptionLevel
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 South Dakota

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in South Dakota