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p-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
148 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
242 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
p-Xylenep-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 p-Xylene

Health Based Limits for 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

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2009-03-180 ppb110 ppb
2009-01-270 ppb110 ppb
2009-01-200 ppb110 ppb
2009-01-130 ppb110 ppb
2009-01-060 ppb110 ppb
2008-12-300 ppb110 ppb
2008-12-230 ppb110 ppb
2008-12-160 ppb110 ppb
2008-12-090 ppb110 ppb
2008-12-020 ppb110 ppb
2008-11-250 ppb110 ppb
2008-11-180 ppb110 ppb
2008-11-130 ppb110 ppb
2008-11-110 ppb110 ppb
2008-11-040 ppb110 ppb
2008-10-280 ppb110 ppb
2008-10-210 ppb110 ppb
2008-10-140 ppb110 ppb
2008-10-070 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-300 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-230 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-160 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-090 ppb110 ppb
2008-09-040 ppb110 ppb
2008-08-280 ppb110 ppb
2008-08-120 ppb110 ppb
2008-07-280 ppb110 ppb
2008-06-270 ppb110 ppb
2008-05-200 ppb110 ppb
2008-03-200 ppb110 ppb
2008-02-260 ppb110 ppb
2008-02-190 ppb220 ppb
2008-02-120 ppb220 ppb
2008-02-050 ppb220 ppb
2008-01-290 ppb330 ppb
2008-01-220 ppb220 ppb
2008-01-150 ppb220 ppb
2008-01-080 ppb330 ppb
2008-01-010 ppb330 ppb
2007-12-260 ppb110 ppb
2007-12-250 ppb330 ppb
2007-12-180 ppb330 ppb
2007-12-110 ppb220 ppb
2007-12-040 ppb330 ppb
2007-11-270 ppb330 ppb
2007-11-200 ppb220 ppb
2007-11-130 ppb330 ppb
2007-11-070 ppb110 ppb
2007-11-060 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-300 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-230 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-160 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-090 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-020 ppb110 ppb
2007-09-250 ppb220 ppb
2007-09-180 ppb220 ppb
2007-09-110 ppb220 ppb
2007-09-040 ppb220 ppb
2007-08-280 ppb330 ppb
2007-08-210 ppb220 ppb
2007-08-140 ppb220 ppb
2007-08-070 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-310 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-240 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-170 ppb330 ppb
2007-07-100 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-030 ppb330 ppb
2007-06-290 ppb110 ppb
2007-06-260 ppb330 ppb
2007-06-190 ppb330 ppb
2007-06-120 ppb220 ppb
2007-06-050 ppb220 ppb
2007-05-290 ppb220 ppb
2007-05-220 ppb220 ppb
2007-05-150 ppb330 ppb
2007-05-090 ppb110 ppb
2007-05-080 ppb110 ppb
2007-05-010 ppb110 ppb
2007-04-240 ppb220 ppb
2007-04-170 ppb220 ppb
2007-04-120 ppb110 ppb
2007-04-100 ppb220 ppb
2007-04-030 ppb110 ppb
2007-03-270 ppb220 ppb
2007-03-200 ppb220 ppb
2007-03-130 ppb220 ppb
2007-03-060 ppb330 ppb
2007-02-270 ppb330 ppb
2007-02-230 ppb110 ppb
2007-02-200 ppb330 ppb
2007-02-130 ppb220 ppb
2007-02-070 ppb110 ppb
2007-02-060 ppb220 ppb
2007-01-300 ppb220 ppb
2007-01-230 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-180 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-160 ppb220 ppb
2007-01-090 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-040 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-020 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-270 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-260 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-190 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-120 ppb110 ppb
2006-12-050 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-280 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-210 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-160 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-070 ppb110 ppb
2006-11-020 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-310 ppb330 ppb
2006-10-240 ppb330 ppb
2006-10-170 ppb330 ppb
2006-10-120 ppb110 ppb
2006-10-100 ppb330 ppb
2006-10-030 ppb330 ppb
2006-09-260 ppb330 ppb
2006-09-190 ppb330 ppb
2006-09-140 ppb110 ppb
2006-09-120 ppb330 ppb
2006-09-050 ppb330 ppb
2006-08-290 ppb330 ppb
2006-08-240 ppb110 ppb
2006-08-220 ppb330 ppb
2006-08-150 ppb330 ppb
2006-08-080 ppb330 ppb
2006-08-010 ppb330 ppb
2006-07-250 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-190 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-180 ppb220 ppb
2006-07-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-07-040 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-270 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-200 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-130 ppb110 ppb
2006-06-060 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-300 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-230 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-160 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-090 ppb110 ppb
2006-05-020 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-250 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-04-040 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-280 ppb110 ppb