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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Paraquat

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Paraquat is a highly toxic herbicide.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

29

utilities detected

1.2 million

people served

Health concerns for paraquat

Harm to the central nervous system

Harm to the lungs

Harm to the kidney

States reporting paraquat in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas291,224,714
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce paraquat

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of paraquat, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Northtown MUDAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb11,520
Hill Oaks Mobile EstatesAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb168
Mid-tex UtilitiesPflugerville, TX1 of 50.900 ppb945
City of Austin Water & Wastewater*Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb981,783
City of Sunset ValleySunset Valley, TX1 of 50.900 ppb1,473
City of RollingwoodRollingwood, TX1 of 50.900 ppb1,596
Marsha Water Supply CorporationAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb480
Rivercrest Water System*Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb1,437
High Valley Water Supply CorporationAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb231
Wells Branch MUD 1Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb21,129
Travis County Water Control and Improvement District 10West Lake Hills, TX1 of 50.900 ppb8,913
Nighthawk Water Supply CorporationAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb396
North Austin Municipal Utility District 1Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb11,133
City of Iowa Park*Iowa Park, TX1 of 50.620 ppb6,355
Horseshoe Bend EstatesIowa Park, TX1 of 50.620 ppb100
Sheppard Air Force BaseSheppard Afb, TX1 of 50.620 ppb19,500
Friberg-cooper Water Supply CorporationWichita Falls, TX1 of 50.620 ppb918
Town of Pleasant ValleyIowa Park, TX1 of 50.620 ppb330
City of HollidayHolliday, TX1 of 50.620 ppb1,758
City of Wichita Falls*Wichita Falls, TX1 of 50.620 ppb103,000
City of Lakeside CityWichita Falls, TX1 of 50.620 ppb1,100
Archer County Municipal Utility District 1Wichita Falls, TX1 of 50.620 ppb1,221
City of ScotlandScotland, TX1 of 50.620 ppb850
Windermere CommunityPflugerville, TX1 of 180.111 ppb20,091

* 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 Paraquat, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Austin Water & Wastewater*Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb981,783
North Austin Municipal Utility District 1Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb11,133
Wells Branch MUD 1Austin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb21,129
Northtown MUDAustin, TX1 of 50.900 ppb11,520
City of Wichita Falls*Wichita Falls, TX1 of 50.620 ppb103,000
Sheppard Air Force BaseSheppard Afb, TX1 of 50.620 ppb19,500
Windermere CommunityPflugerville, TX1 of 180.111 ppb20,091

* 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 Paraquat, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.