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m- & p- Xylene in Arkansas


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

The Most Polluted Communities in Arkansas

59 water utilities reported detecting m- & 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 m- & p- Xylene level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Dumas Waterworks
Dumas, AR
5,7704 of 87.08 ppb
(0 to 51.6 ppb)
2Brookland Waterworks
Brookland, AR
1,8587 of 77.08 ppb
(0.78 to 11.9 ppb)
3Sedgwick Waterworks
Sedgwick, AR
2508 of 93.8 ppb
(0 to 11.4 ppb)
4Brunner Hill Water Assoc
Dolph, AR
9735 of 63 ppb
(0 to 6.84 ppb)
5Lead Hill Waterworks
Lead Hill, AR
4821 of 42.33 ppb
(0 to 9.32 ppb)
6Carlisle Waterworks
Carlisle, AR
2,3042 of 71.77 ppb
(0 to 11.7 ppb)
7Lisbon Water Association
El Dorado, AR
3993 of 101.54 ppb
(0 to 6.19 ppb)
8Quinn Water Association
El Dorado, AR
7444 of 141.46 ppb
(0 to 14.4 ppb)
9Valley Springs Waterworks
Valley Springs, AR
2,95012 of 161.41 ppb
(0 to 5.69 ppb)
10Western Greene County R W D
Walcott, AR
5,01213 of 141.28 ppb
(0 to 3.24 ppb)

Health Based Limits for m- & 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 m- & p- Xylene in Arkansas

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Arkansas