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National Drinking Water Database


Shelly Utilities - Borup, MN


Serves 285 people

Ethyl ether

Ethyl ether is a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, and other materials; it is used in production of industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and gun powder, as a primer for gasoline engines, and as a medical anesthetic.
 
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
4 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
6 tests

Testing Summary

ContaminantAverage/
Maximum
Result
Health Limit
Exceeded
Legal Limit
Exceeded

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
Ethyl etherEthyl ether is a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, and other materials; it is used in production of industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and gun powder, as a primer for gasoline engines, and as a medical anesthetic.0 ppb
0 ppb
No
1000 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 Ethyl ether

Health Based Limits for Ethyl ether

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.1000 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Result
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-09-170 ppb110 ppb
2007-09-170 ppb110 ppb
2005-12-060 ppb220 ppb
2004-05-260 ppb220 ppb