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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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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.

2015-2017:

FOUND

4

states detected

147

utilities detected

492,000

people served

Health concerns for acetochlor

Cancer

States reporting acetochlor in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Kansas127449,640
Illinois1740,654
Oklahoma21,840
Missouri1336
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Utilities with the highest amounts of acetochlor, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Atchison County Rural Water District 6Atchison, KS3 of 30.843 ppb670
City of Atchison*Atchison, KS3 of 30.843 ppb10,771
Atchison County Rural Water District 3Atchison, KS3 of 30.843 ppb110
Atchison County Rural Water District 1Atchison, KS3 of 30.843 ppb490
Metro Topeka Airport AuthorityTopeka, KS3 of 30.697 ppb500
Shawnee County Rural Water District 1cAuburn, KS3 of 30.697 ppb4,160
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS3 of 30.697 ppb165,000
Shawnee County Rural Water District 3c*Topeka, KS3 of 30.697 ppb1,785
Parker, City ofParker, KS2 of 30.553 ppb273
Hume PWSHume, MO2 of 30.553 ppb336
Linn County Rural Water District 2*Mound City, KS2 of 30.553 ppb1,960
Blue Mound, City ofBlue Mound, KS2 of 30.553 ppb275
Public Wholesale WSD 13*Mound City, KS2 of 30.553 ppb16,053
Mound City, City ofMound City, KS2 of 30.553 ppb682
Linn County Rural Water District 1La Cygne, KS2 of 30.553 ppb1,200
Baxter Springs, City of*Baxter Springs, KS1 of 30.400 ppb4,073
Chetopa, City ofChetopa, KS2 of 20.360 ppb1,091
Richmond, City ofRichmond, KS1 of 10.330 ppb457
Montgomery County Rural Water District 8Independence, KS2 of 30.277 ppb340
Independence, City of*Independence, KS2 of 30.277 ppb9,162
Montgomery County Rural Water District 4Sycamore, KS2 of 30.277 ppb745
Anderson County Rural Water District 1Garnett, KS1 of 20.265 ppb37
Garnett, City of*Garnett, KS1 of 20.265 ppb3,295
Leavenworth Water Department*Leavenworth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb36,000
Leavenworth County Rural Water District 5Leavenworth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb740
Leavenworth County Rural Water District 2Leavenworth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb483
Leavenworth County Rural Water District 8Mclouth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb2,500
Leavenworth County Rural Water District 1Leavenworth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb40
Labette County Rural Water District 6Coffeyville, KS2 of 30.193 ppb1,550
Montgomery County Rural Water District 14Coffeyville, KS2 of 30.193 ppb330
Montgomery County Rural Water District 2c ALiberty, KS2 of 30.193 ppb1,113
South CoffeyvilleSouth Coffeyville, OK2 of 30.193 ppb790
Nowata County Rural Water District #7South Coffeyville, OK2 of 30.193 ppb1,050
Coffeyville, City of*Coffeyville, KS2 of 30.193 ppb9,876
Dearing, City of*Dearing, KS2 of 30.193 ppb408
Beloit, City of*Beloit, KS2 of 30.167 ppb3,792
Mitchell County Rural Water District 1Beloit, KS2 of 30.167 ppb345
Franklin County Rural Water District 6*Rantoul, KS1 of 10.160 ppb2,960
Lane, City ofLane, KS1 of 10.160 ppb222
Montgomery County Rural Water District 9Fredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb430
Buffalo, City ofBuffalo, KS1 of 30.153 ppb224
Neosho County Rural Water District 9Chanute, KS1 of 30.153 ppb200
Wilson County Rural Water District 1Fredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb307
Wilson County Rural Water District 2Fredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb194
Wilson County Rural Water District 13Fredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb223
Neosho County Rural Water District 12Chanute, KS1 of 30.153 ppb437
Neosho County Rural Water District 6Chanute, KS1 of 30.153 ppb314
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23*Fredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb1
Fredonia, City ofFredonia, KS1 of 30.153 ppb2,372
Wilson County Rural Water District 10Chanute, KS1 of 30.153 ppb808

* 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, KS3 of 30.843 ppb10,771
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS3 of 30.697 ppb165,000
Public Wholesale WSD 13*Mound City, KS2 of 30.553 ppb16,053
Leavenworth Water Department*Leavenworth, KS2 of 60.200 ppb36,000
City of Parsons*Parsons, KS1 of 30.0567 ppb10,174
City of GardnerGardner, KS1 of 30.0433 ppb20,667

* 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.