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Artesian Water Company Utilities - Wilmington, DE


Serves 201,000 people

Acetone

Acetone is a ubiquitous industrial solvent and chemical intermediate used in manufacture of plastic, fibers, cosmetics, photographic film and many other kinds of consumer goods.
 
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
131 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
384 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
AcetoneAcetone is a ubiquitous industrial solvent and chemical intermediate used in manufacture of plastic, fibers, cosmetics, photographic film and many other kinds of consumer goods.1.57 ppb
21 ppb
No
6000 ppb
Legal at any levelThis is the Federal Limit. State Limits may be lower.
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 Acetone

Health Based Limits for Acetone

StandardDescriptionLevel
Health-Based Screening LevelA benchmark concentration of contaminants in water that may be of potential concern for human health, if exceeded. For noncarcinogens, the HBSL represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse effects over a lifetime of exposure. For carcinogens, the HBSL range represents the contaminant concentration in drinking water that corresponds to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 chance in 1 million to 1 chance in 10 thousand. Source: U.S. Geological Survey.6000 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2007-12-042.18 ppb430 to 8.7 ppb
2007-11-270 ppb110 ppb
2007-11-080 ppb110 ppb
2007-11-020 ppb110 ppb
2007-11-010 ppb110 ppb
2007-10-100 ppb220 ppb
2007-10-043 ppb320 to 9 ppb
2007-09-060 ppb330 ppb
2007-08-070 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-030 ppb110 ppb
2007-08-020 ppb330 ppb
2007-08-010 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-310 ppb110 ppb
2007-07-250 ppb220 ppb
2007-07-190 ppb110 ppb
2007-07-050 ppb440 ppb
2007-06-290 ppb330 ppb
2007-06-130 ppb220 ppb
2007-05-290 ppb220 ppb
2007-05-230 ppb660 ppb
2007-05-090 ppb110 ppb
2007-05-020 ppb110 ppb
2007-04-253.38 ppb430 to 13.5 ppb
2007-04-050 ppb110 ppb
2007-03-290 ppb220 ppb
2007-03-200 ppb330 ppb
2007-03-130 ppb110 ppb
2007-02-222 ppb320 to 6 ppb
2007-02-210 ppb550 ppb
2007-02-080 ppb110 ppb
2007-01-040 ppb220 ppb
2007-01-032.3 ppb320 to 6.9 ppb
2006-01-309.8 ppb320 to 29.4 ppb
2006-01-290 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-280 ppb550 ppb
2006-01-270 ppb12120 ppb
2006-01-260 ppb220 ppb
2006-01-250 ppb990 ppb
2006-01-242.43 ppb320 to 7.3 ppb
2006-01-232.3 ppb430 to 9.2 ppb
2006-01-220 ppb440 ppb
2006-01-210.85 ppb650 to 5.1 ppb
2006-01-205 ppb205 ppb
2006-01-184.91 ppb1060 to 22.8 ppb
2006-01-170 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-153.97 ppb320 to 11.9 ppb
2006-01-147.58 ppb410 to 18.4 ppb
2006-01-133.1 ppb320 to 9.3 ppb
2006-01-120.9 ppb870 to 7.2 ppb
2006-01-110 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-090 ppb110 ppb
2006-01-080 ppb770 ppb
2006-01-072.08 ppb430 to 8.3 ppb
2006-01-060 ppb440 ppb
2006-01-053.47 ppb740 to 11.3 ppb
2006-01-030 ppb330 ppb
2006-01-0116 ppb210 to 32 ppb
2005-01-280 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-270 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-251.28 ppb980 to 11.5 ppb
2005-01-2312.5 ppb420 to 36 ppb
2005-01-2211.2 ppb1011.2 ppb
2005-01-215.08 ppb410 to 7.9 ppb
2005-01-202.7 ppb320 to 8.1 ppb
2005-01-196.47 ppb320 to 19.4 ppb
2005-01-180 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-170 ppb550 ppb
2005-01-160 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-150 ppb990 ppb
2005-01-1410.63 ppb850 to 59.3 ppb
2005-01-1310.6 ppb320 to 31.8 ppb
2005-01-120 ppb220 ppb
2005-01-110 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-100 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-084.3 ppb210 to 8.6 ppb
2005-01-077.4 ppb107.4 ppb
2005-01-054.97 ppb310 to 9.7 ppb
2005-01-030 ppb110 ppb
2005-01-0121 ppb1021 ppb
2004-12-280 ppb110 ppb
2004-12-156.9 ppb106.9 ppb
2004-12-090 ppb110 ppb
2004-11-020 ppb330 ppb
2004-10-268.8 ppb108.8 ppb
2004-10-190 ppb330 ppb
2004-09-142.6 ppb210 to 5.2 ppb
2004-08-050 ppb440 ppb
2004-07-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-07-091.32 ppb540 to 6.6 ppb
2004-06-210 ppb110 ppb
2004-06-150 ppb220 ppb
2004-06-040 ppb110 ppb
2004-05-202.5 ppb210 to 5 ppb
2004-05-130 ppb220 ppb
2004-04-290 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-150 ppb110 ppb
2004-04-140 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-300 ppb110 ppb
2004-03-240 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-180 ppb220 ppb
2004-03-080 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-250 ppb220 ppb
2004-02-190 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-100 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-040 ppb110 ppb
2004-02-030 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-305.6 ppb310 to 8.4 ppb
2004-01-290 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-280 ppb660 ppb
2004-01-270 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-262.93 ppb320 to 8.8 ppb
2004-01-250 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-240 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-210 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-200.71 ppb760 to 5 ppb
2004-01-190 ppb550 ppb
2004-01-180 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-170 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-160 ppb440 ppb
2004-01-150 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-140.74 ppb760 to 5.2 ppb
2004-01-130 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-100 ppb330 ppb
2004-01-090.73 ppb980 to 6.6 ppb
2004-01-080 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-060 ppb110 ppb
2004-01-050 ppb990 ppb
2004-01-040 ppb220 ppb
2004-01-030 ppb550 ppb
2004-01-020 ppb550 ppb