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National Drinking Water Database


m- & p- Xylene in Nevada


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 Nevada

3 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)
1Nevada Youth Training Center
Elko, NV
1001 of 10.7 ppb
(0.7 ppb)
2Silver Peak Water System
Goldfield, NV
1382 of 60.53 ppb
(0 to 2 ppb)
3Indian Hills Gid
Carson City, NV
5,8001 of 70.07 ppb
(0 to 0.5 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 Nevada

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Nevada