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o-Xylene in Nebraska

o-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 Nebraska

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

Ranked by highest average o-Xylene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1City of Nebraska City
Nebraska City, NE
6,5911 of 172.71 ppb
(0 to 46 ppb)
2Sarpy Co. Sid #23
Omaha, NE
1,0001 of 21.6 ppb
(0 to 3.2 ppb)
3City of Osmond
Osmond, NE
7964 of 181 ppb
(0 to 8.1 ppb)
4Village of Shubert
Shubert, NE
2401 of 50.48 ppb
(0 to 2.4 ppb)
5Village of Bruno
Bruno, NE
1502 of 40.42 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
6Village of Fordyce
Fordyce, NE
1899 of 190.38 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
7Village of Winside
Winside, NE
4392 of 70.33 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
8Village of Filley
Filley, NE
1751 of 20.26 ppb
(0 to 0.52 ppb)
9Village of Bee
Bee, NE
2141 of 30.22 ppb
(0 to 0.66 ppb)
10Village of Pilger
Pilger, NE
3601 of 70.19 ppb
(0 to 1.3 ppb)

Health Based Limits for o-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 o-Xylene in Nebraska

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska