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National Drinking Water Database

City of Santa Ana Public Works Utilities - Anaheim, CA

Serves 293,700 people


o-Xylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries; it is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.
This Drinking Water System
Test Days Exceeding Health GuidelinesDefinition of what this is
0 days
Test Days Exceeding Legal LimitsNumber of days in which the samples taken in that day exceed the Maximum Contaminant Level (Depending on the contaminant and its MCL, that may or may not trigger an MCL violation. Some MCLs are based on averages spanning several months to a year)
0 days
Test DaysNumber of days in which this chemical has reported results in the data we received from the State
43 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
169 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
o-Xyleneo-Xylene is a petroleum-derived solvent used in the printing, rubber, and leather industries; it is also used as a cleaning agent, a thinner for paint, and an ingredient in paints and varnishes.0 ppb
0 ppb
10000 ppb
10000 ppb
NOTE: Each dot in the above graph represents one month.
* Water utilities are noted as exceeding the legal limit if any test is above the maximum contaminant level (MCL). Most MCLs are based on annual averages so exceeding the MCL for one test does not necessarily indicate that the system is out of compliance.

Health Based and Legal Limits for o-Xylene

Health Based Limits for o-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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2009-02-170 ppb17170 ppb
2009-02-090 ppb220 ppb
2008-11-180 ppb440 ppb
2008-10-280 ppb220 ppb
2008-10-140 ppb220 ppb
2008-09-300 ppb110 ppb
2008-08-270 ppb330 ppb
2008-08-110 ppb110 ppb
2008-07-280 ppb110 ppb
2008-05-210 ppb330 ppb
2008-04-290 ppb110 ppb
2008-04-150 ppb220 ppb
2008-01-290 ppb13130 ppb
2007-11-150 ppb220 ppb
2007-09-190 ppb220 ppb
2007-09-120 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-080 ppb440 ppb
2007-05-230 ppb220 ppb
2007-02-130 ppb17170 ppb
2006-11-150 ppb220 ppb
2006-09-190 ppb220 ppb
2006-08-220 ppb220 ppb
2006-05-170 ppb220 ppb
2006-02-220 ppb770 ppb
2006-02-150 ppb11110 ppb
2005-12-280 ppb220 ppb
2005-11-160 ppb220 ppb
2005-09-140 ppb220 ppb
2005-08-170 ppb330 ppb
2005-08-090 ppb110 ppb
2005-05-170 ppb440 ppb
2005-03-170 ppb220 ppb
2005-02-150 ppb14140 ppb
2004-12-140 ppb220 ppb
2004-12-020 ppb110 ppb
2004-08-250 ppb110 ppb
2004-07-280 ppb550 ppb
2004-06-210 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-140 ppb440 ppb
2004-03-240 ppb330 ppb
2004-02-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-270 ppb10100 ppb
2004-01-210 ppb550 ppb