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m- & p- Xylene in Nebraska

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 Nebraska

28 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
1Village of Pilger
Pilger, NE
3601 of 41.05 ppb
(0 to 4.2 ppb)
2Village of Bruno
Bruno, NE
1501 of 10.9 ppb
(0.9 ppb)
3Papio-Missouri River Nrd Dakota
Omaha, NE
2,1001 of 20.7 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
4Village of Bristow
Bristow, NE
901 of 20.7 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
5City of Norfolk
Norfolk, NE
24,00013 of 400.51 ppb
(0 to 5.2 ppb)
6Village of Howells
Howells, NE
5992 of 40.5 ppb
(0 to 1.4 ppb)
7Village of Elk Creek
Elk Creek, NE
1011 of 40.45 ppb
(0 to 1.8 ppb)
8Village of Fordyce
Fordyce, NE
1895 of 130.34 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
9Village of Bushnell
Bushnell, NE
1701 of 20.3 ppb
(0 to 0.6 ppb)
10Village of Adams
Adams, NE
5001 of 50.22 ppb
(0 to 1.1 ppb)

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

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nebraska