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m- & p- Xylene in Washington

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 Washington

16 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
1Beards Cove
Shelton, WA
1,0301 of 219.35 ppb
(0 to 38.7 ppb)
2City of Shelton
Shelton, WA
8,4221 of 64.3 ppb
(0 to 25.8 ppb)
3Walla Walla Water Division
Walla Walla, WA
33,1962 of 42.5 ppb
(0 to 6.2 ppb)
4Centralia Utilities
Centralia, WA
14,0001 of 82.31 ppb
(0 to 18.5 ppb)
5Clerget - 253
Wa, WA
481 of 11 ppb
(1 ppb)
6Walla Walla Labor Home
Pomeroy, WA
4951 of 30.87 ppb
(0 to 2.6 ppb)
7Tri-City Estates Water District 45
Richland, WA
3001 of 10.66 ppb
(0.66 ppb)
8Mckenna Water District
Mckenna, WA
6001 of 20.6 ppb
(0 to 1.2 ppb)
9Lake Chelan Reclamation District
Manson, WA
3,1931 of 30.57 ppb
(0 to 1.7 ppb)
10Cascade Village Mhp
Moses Lake, WA
1311 of 30.37 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 Washington

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Washington