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National Drinking Water Database

City of Gering Utilities - Scottsbluff, NE

Serves 8,000 people


1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is a gasoline hydrocarbon and industrial chemical used in building materials, furnishings and chemical manufacturing.
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
18 days
Tests ConductedNumber of individual tests done for this contaminant
52 tests

Testing Summary

Health Limit
Legal Limit

Testing History

-Tested      -Detected      -Over Health Guidelines      -Over Legal Limit*
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene is a gasoline hydrocarbon and industrial chemical used in building materials, furnishings and chemical manufacturing.0 ppb
0 ppb
10000 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 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

Health Based Limits for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

Children's health-based limit for 1-day exposureConcentration of a chemical in drinking water that is not expected to cause any adverse, noncarcinogenic health effects for up to one day of exposure. The One-Day health-based limit (or Health Advisory, HA) is typically set to protect a 10-kg child consuming 1 liter of water per day. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.10000 ppb

Testing Results

Testing DateAverage
Samples taken that dayNumber of Non-DetectsRange of Results
2008-09-160 ppb220 ppb
2008-09-100 ppb220 ppb
2008-09-030 ppb220 ppb
2008-08-200 ppb220 ppb
2008-08-040 ppb14140 ppb
2007-08-060 ppb660 ppb
2007-06-270 ppb440 ppb
2006-08-020 ppb440 ppb
2006-06-070 ppb440 ppb
2005-11-160 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-150 ppb110 ppb
2005-11-080 ppb220 ppb
2005-11-070 ppb110 ppb
2005-09-070 ppb110 ppb
2005-08-290 ppb220 ppb
2005-06-220 ppb220 ppb
2004-05-240 ppb110 ppb
2004-03-240 ppb110 ppb