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m- & p- Xylene in New York


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 New York

11 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)
1Waterford Water Works
Waterford, NY
12,0001 of 16.6 ppb
(6.6 ppb)
2Aqua NY Inc
Merrick, NY
177,0004 of 42.87 ppb
(1.33 to 6.4 ppb)
3Saratoga Lakeview Mobile Home Community
Saratoga, NY
451 of 11 ppb
(1 ppb)
4Sackets Harbor Village
Sackets Harbor, NY
1,3001 of 10.83 ppb
(0.83 ppb)
5Florida (T) Water District
NY
3753 of 30.8 ppb
(0.6 to 1 ppb)
6Beacon City
Beacon, NY
19,0001 of 10.7 ppb
(0.7 ppb)
7Brookside Meadows Apartments
NY
5101 of 10.7 ppb
(0.7 ppb)
8Massena Village
Massena, NY
12,8513 of 30.67 ppb
(0.6 to 0.7 ppb)
9Morristown Village
Morristown, NY
4904 of 40.58 ppb
(0.5 to 0.8 ppb)
10Diamond Point Water District
Lake George, NY
4931 of 10.5 ppb
(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 New York

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New York