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Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Wisconsin

Beta particles are a form of radiation frequently associated with nuclear testing and radioactive mineral deposits. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in Wisconsin

117 water utilities reported detecting Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
1Holland TN Sanitary Dist
Town Of Holland, WI
4504 of 418.58 pCi/L
(7.4 to 24.3 pCi/L)
2Town of Bristol Waterworks
Bristol, WI
5984 of 415.35 pCi/L
(6.9 to 19.5 pCi/L)
3Franklin Water Utility
Franklin, WI
22,5001 of 113.88 pCi/L
(13.88 pCi/L)
4Little Chute Waterworks
Little Chute, WI
10,8231 of 113.8 pCi/L
(13.8 pCi/L)
5Scott Water Utility Dist
New Franken, WI
1,5007 of 712.93 pCi/L
(6.4 to 21.3 pCi/L)
6Geneva National Golf Club
Lake Geneva, WI
1,2509 of 911.17 pCi/L
(2 to 27 pCi/L)
7Burlington Waterworks
Burlington, WI
9,9581 of 111.1 pCi/L
(11.1 pCi/L)
8Union Grove Waterworks
Union Grove, WI
4,10110 of 1011.08 pCi/L
(4.85 to 14 pCi/L)
9Bethel Nursing & Rehab Center
Arpin, WI
2252 of 211 pCi/L
(7 to 15 pCi/L)
10Seymour Waterworks
Seymour, WI
3,5353 of 39.9 pCi/L
(9 to 10.4 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L)

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.15 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Gross beta particle activity (pCi/L) in Wisconsin

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in Wisconsin