National Drinking Water Database
Allendale Utilities - Mount Carmel, IL
Serves 528 people
AluminumAluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.
Testing History-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
|AluminumAluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations.||0 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 Aluminum
Health Based Limits for Aluminum
|National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations||A National Secondary Drinking Water Regulation is a non-enforceable guideline regarding contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color). Some states choose to adopt them as enforceable standards. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.||200 ppb|
|California Public Health Goals||Defined by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) as the level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. For acutely toxic substances, levels are set at which scientific evidence indicates that no known or anticipated adverse effects on health will occur, plus an adequate margin-of safety. PHGs for carcinogens or other substances which can cause chronic disease shall be based solely on health effects without regard to cost impacts and shall be set at levels which OEHHA has determined do not pose any significant risk to health.||600 ppb|
|Samples taken that day||Number of Non-Detects||Range of Results|
|2008-11-12||0 ppb||1||1||0 ppb|
|2007-05-24||0 ppb||3||3||0 ppb|