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Acetochlor

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Acetochlor is a herbicide used on cabbage, citrus, coffee and corn crops; it is a probable human carcinogen.

2015:

FOUND

3

states detected

95

utilities detected

384,000

people served

Health concerns for acetochlor

Cancer

States reporting acetochlor in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Kansas92381,543
Oklahoma21,840
Missouri1340
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Utilities with the highest amounts of acetochlor, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Atchison*Atchison, KS1 of 11.20 ppb10,771
Baxter Springs, City of*Baxter Springs, KS1 of 11.20 ppb4,073
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS1 of 10.880 ppb165,000
Independence, City of*Independence, KS1 of 10.690 ppb9,162
Garnett, City of*Garnett, KS1 of 10.530 ppb3,295
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23*Fredonia, KS1 of 10.460 ppb1
Coffeyville, City of*Coffeyville, KS1 of 10.430 ppb9,876
Chetopa, City ofChetopa, KS1 of 10.310 ppb1,091
Wellington, City of*Wellington, KS1 of 10.290 ppb7,942
Oswego, City of*Oswego, KS1 of 10.220 ppb1,781
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 4*Cherryvale, KS1 of 10.180 ppb45
Lacygne, City of*La Cygne, KS1 of 10.180 ppb1,116
Public Wholesale WSD 13*Mound City, KS1 of 10.160 ppb16,053
Leavenworth Water Department*Leavenworth, KS1 of 20.125 ppb36,000

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Acetochlor, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Atchison*Atchison, KS1 of 11.20 ppb10,771
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS1 of 10.880 ppb165,000
Public Wholesale WSD 13*Mound City, KS1 of 10.160 ppb16,053
Leavenworth Water Department*Leavenworth, KS1 of 20.125 ppb36,000

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Acetochlor, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.