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Chloroethane

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Chloroethane is a volatile solvent used in manufacturing, and as a refrigerant and aerosol propellant.

2015-2017:

FOUND

14

states detected

61

utilities detected

2.1 million

people served

Health concerns for chloroethane

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to the immune system

States reporting chloroethane in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas271,899,013
New York955,933
Connecticut939,280
Maryland536,345
Alabama19,828
Ohio16,400
Pennsylvania14,300
Massachusetts13,855
Missouri11,623
Arkansas21,403
Delaware1525
Iowa1319
Nebraska1234
Nevada180
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce chloroethane

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of chloroethane, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Stover PWSStover, MO1 of 21,000.0 ppb1,623
City of Texas CityTexas City, TX1 of 17.20 ppb48,558
City of Big WellsBig Wells, TX1 of 35.00 ppb692
Hunters Creek Mobile Home ParkOrchard Park, NY24 of 413.53 ppb150
Sawkill Trailer ParkHyde Park, NY1 of 23.30 ppb186
Bluff Dale Water Supply CorporationBluff Dale, TX2 of 32.51 ppb250
Lake Country AcresAustin, TX2 of 31.83 ppb462
Bethel Ash Water Supply Corporation Bethel PlantAthens, TX1 of 111.82 ppb195
Hubbard, Village ofHubbard, NE1 of 31.79 ppb234
Deanville Water Supply CorporationDeanville, TX1 of 121.75 ppb2,985
Quimby Water SupplyQuimby, IA1 of 11.20 ppb319
River Bend Water SystemVidor, TX1 of 50.880 ppb44
City of WestminsterWestminster, MD2 of 20.760 ppb35,256
Todd Village Mobile Home ParkFinksburg, MD1 of 10.740 ppb180
Havenshire Water SystemSpring, TX1 of 30.733 ppb63
Hunting Lodge ApartmentsWaterbury, CT1 of 10.630 ppb115
Grand EstatesAustin, TX1 of 50.620 ppb2,433
Houghton Water DistrictCaneadea, NY4 of 70.581 ppb2,000
Olsen Estates Water SystemMont Belvieu, TX1 of 40.575 ppb162
Windfern Forest Utility District*Houston, TX1 of 60.567 ppb7,170
Apple Grove Mobile Home Park, NY1 of 20.550 ppb100
NewarkBerlin, MD1 of 10.520 ppb250
Beauregard Water AuthorityOpelika, AL1 of 40.515 ppb9,828
Greenbriar EstatesNew Waverly, TX1 of 40.500 ppb105
Benbrook Village Mobile Home ParkDenver, TX1 of 30.487 ppb279
Harris County Water Control and Improvement District 70Houston, TX1 of 60.467 ppb1,947
Harris County Water Control and Improvement District 116*Houston, TX1 of 50.420 ppb3,705
Bois D Arc Water SystemHope, AR1 of 30.407 ppb50
Evergreen Springs - System #3Farmington Hills, CT1 of 30.400 ppb68
Demi John Place Water SystemCypress, TX1 of 120.358 ppb255
City of Florence*Florence, TX1 of 90.322 ppb1,779
Swan Harbour Dell Mobile Home ParkHavre De Grace, MD3 of 70.316 ppb500
Evergreen Springs - System #4Farmington Hills, CT1 of 30.287 ppb110
Chesapeake Estates Mobile Home ParkRising Sun, MD1 of 20.250 ppb159
Quonnipaug Hills - Main SystemGuilford, CT1 of 110.236 ppb564
Connecticut Water Company - Westchester EastClinton, CT1 of 30.207 ppb153
Crossroads Mfg. Housing CorporationCaledonia, NY1 of 40.205 ppb60
Fort DupontNewark, DE1 of 30.203 ppb525
City of Waco*Waco, TX1 of 100.200 ppb130,194
City of Lacy LakeviewWaco, TX1 of 100.200 ppb6,516
Texas State Technical College - WacoWaco, TX1 of 100.200 ppb6,533
Mount Pleasant WaterworksMount Pleasant, AR1 of 170.197 ppb1,353
Connecticut Water Company - Baker Hill DivisionClinton, CT1 of 130.154 ppb203
Ellenville (village) Water DisEllenville, NY1 of 110.109 ppb4,323
Hillview VillageYorkshire, NY1 of 50.1000 ppb84
Connecticut Water Company - Rivercrest DivisionClinton, CT1 of 120.0733 ppb88
Douglas Water DepartmentDouglas, MA1 of 110.0618 ppb3,855
Connecticut Water Company - Spice Hill DivisionClinton, CT1 of 120.0450 ppb712
Penn Estates Utilities IncorporatedDunkirk, PA1 of 210.0429 ppb4,300
Koa of Ely CampgroundEly, NV1 of 80.0388 ppb80

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Texas CityTexas City, TX1 of 17.20 ppb48,558
City of WestminsterWestminster, MD2 of 20.760 ppb35,256
City of Waco*Waco, TX1 of 100.200 ppb130,194
Wallingford Water DepartmentWallingford, CT1 of 170.0294 ppb37,267
San Antonio Water System*San Antonio, TX1 of 1220.0213 ppb1,663,221
Hicksville WDHicksville, NY8 of 6820.0104 ppb48,000

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