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Acetone

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Acetone is a solvent used for many industrial purposes.

2015-2017:

FOUND

12

states detected

937

utilities detected

11 million

people served

Health concerns for acetone

Change to the central nervous system

States reporting acetone in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas88010,894,590
Delaware3322,771
New Hampshire2053,711
Massachusetts348,945
New Jersey542,256
Pennsylvania516,285
Maryland212,958
California610,125
Minnesota77,926
New York36,457
Wisconsin21,458
Vermont184
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Utilities with the highest amounts of acetone, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Lake Livingston Eagles Nest WaterLivingston, TX1 of 1579.0 ppb65
Ladd Hill Mobile Home ParkFranklin, NH1 of 4362.5 ppb68
Marchi Central FarmPescadero, CA1 of 1240.0 ppb50
Water Association of North LakeAubrey, TX1 of 394.7 ppb57
KinneyKinney, MN1 of 169.0 ppb152
City of Bridge CityBridge City, TX1 of 861.6 ppb9,455
BabbittBabbitt, MN1 of 147.0 ppb1,200
Silver BaySilver Bay, MN1 of 236.0 ppb1,868
Peu/spruce Pond EstatesMerrimack, NH1 of 135.0 ppb120
Fort Hancock Water Control and Improvement DistrictFort Hancock, TX1 of 330.9 ppb1,800
City Of DellDell City, TX3 of 330.1 ppb405
MckinleyMckinley, MN1 of 130.0 ppb110
Md#43 Miami Creek KnollsMadera, CA1 of 125.0 ppb100
Mcfarland Village ApartmentsHouston, TX1 of 324.3 ppb120
Nevada Id - North AuburnGrass Valley, CA1 of 324.0 ppb6,410
Two HarborsTwo Harbors, MN1 of 223.5 ppb3,613
BoveyBovey, MN1 of 123.0 ppb802
North Texas Municipal Water District Tawakoni Water Treatment Plant*Wylie, TX2 of 322.9 ppb0
Ables Springs Water Supply Corporation*Terrell, TX2 of 322.9 ppb3,582
Bass Lake Heights Mutual WaterOakhurst, CA1 of 322.3 ppb250
City of Lock Haven Water DepartmentLock Haven, PA2 of 222.2 ppb9,890
Rio WaterworksRio, WI2 of 222.0 ppb1,058
El Paso County Water Control and Improvement District 4 FabensFabens, TX2 of 621.8 ppb8,100
Beaver BayBeaver Bay, MN2 of 621.7 ppb181
Quail Run Mobile Home ParkEl Paso, TX1 of 319.8 ppb45
Peu/hardwood Hts Birch HillMerrimack, NH1 of 319.3 ppb100
Peu/farmstead AcresMerrimack, NH1 of 119.0 ppb95
Hudspeth County Water Control and Improvement District 1Sierra Blanca, TX2 of 418.2 ppb770
City of Fort StocktonFort Stockton, TX2 of 417.8 ppb12,502
Knolls Water Company Inc.Port Chester, NY1 of 117.0 ppb282
Mooreland Subdivision Water SystemCypress, TX1 of 515.6 ppb144
North Collin Special Utility DistrictMelissa, TX7 of 815.4 ppb6,603
North Texas Municipal Water District Wylie Water Treatment Plant*Wylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb90
Town of SunnyvaleSunnyvale, TX7 of 815.4 ppb6,000
City of ParkerParker, TX7 of 815.4 ppb5,352
City of JosephineJosephine, TX7 of 815.4 ppb2,229
City of Mesquite*Mesquite, TX7 of 815.4 ppb143,484
Bear Creek Special Utility DistrictLavon, TX7 of 815.4 ppb6,627
Seis Lagos Utility DistrictLucas, TX7 of 815.4 ppb1,659
City of SachseSachse, TX7 of 815.4 ppb23,681
Nevada Water Supply CorporationNevada, TX7 of 815.4 ppb3,018
Wylie Northeast Special Utility DistrictWylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb4,557
City of McKinney*Mckinney, TX7 of 815.4 ppb169,710
City of AllenAllen, TX7 of 815.4 ppb93,528
Town of ProsperProsper, TX7 of 815.4 ppb22,650
City of Princeton*Princeton, TX7 of 815.4 ppb7,732
East Fork SUDWylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb13,596
City of WylieWylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb41,043
Town of FairviewFairview, TX7 of 815.4 ppb8,800
Milligan Water Supply CorporationMckinney, TX7 of 815.4 ppb3,234

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Fort StocktonFort Stockton, TX2 of 417.8 ppb12,502
City of Forney*Forney, TX7 of 815.4 ppb19,122
City of Plano*Plano, TX7 of 815.4 ppb277,720
Town of ProsperProsper, TX7 of 815.4 ppb22,650
City of WylieWylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb41,043
City of AllenAllen, TX7 of 815.4 ppb93,528
East Fork SUDWylie, TX7 of 815.4 ppb13,596
City of McKinney*Mckinney, TX7 of 815.4 ppb169,710
City of MurphyMurphy, TX7 of 815.4 ppb19,850
City of Royse CityRoyse City, TX7 of 815.4 ppb11,988
City of GarlandGarland, TX7 of 815.4 ppb236,786
City of RichardsonRichardson, TX7 of 815.4 ppb104,300
City of Frisco*Frisco, TX7 of 815.4 ppb159,000
City of Rockwall*Rockwall, TX7 of 815.4 ppb40,620
City of SachseSachse, TX7 of 815.4 ppb23,681
City of Mesquite*Mesquite, TX7 of 815.4 ppb143,484
Town of Little Elm*Little Elm, TX7 of 815.4 ppb31,355
City of RowlettRowlett, TX7 of 815.4 ppb58,407
City of FateFate, TX7 of 815.4 ppb14,327
City of Terrell*Terrell, TX7 of 815.4 ppb24,744
City of DuncanvilleDuncanville, TX9 of 914.9 ppb39,826
Dallas Water Utility*Dallas, TX9 of 914.9 ppb1,197,816
City of CarrolltonCarrollton, TX9 of 914.9 ppb127,980
City of Lancaster*Lancaster, TX9 of 914.9 ppb37,550
City of DesotoDesoto, TX9 of 914.9 ppb51,700
Town of AddisonAddison, TX9 of 914.9 ppb15,458
City of CoppellCoppell, TX9 of 914.9 ppb39,880
City of IrvingIrving, TX9 of 914.9 ppb238,829
City of Seagoville*Seagoville, TX9 of 914.9 ppb15,240
City of Farmers BranchFarmers Branch, TX9 of 914.9 ppb31,560
City of Balch SpringsBalch Springs, TX9 of 914.9 ppb30,234
Oakland Water Department*Oakland, NJ1 of 314.6 ppb12,754
Wayland Water DepartmentWayland, MA7 of 1914.1 ppb14,567
City of Longview*Longview, TX8 of 911.7 ppb80,455
City of Grand Prairie*Grand Prairie, TX19 of 2211.6 ppb187,050
City of ColleyvilleColleyville, TX3 of 311.5 ppb23,760
City of Baytown*Baytown, TX2 of 311.0 ppb72,312
City of Mabank*Mabank, TX2 of 310.6 ppb11,349
City of Marshall*Marshall, TX2 of 310.4 ppb22,409
City of Greenville*Greenville, TX2 of 39.57 ppb26,800
City of Palestine*Palestine, TX2 of 39.16 ppb27,477
City of Midlothian*Midlothian, TX4 of 68.77 ppb16,728
City of AndrewsAndrews, TX1 of 38.23 ppb11,088
City of Paris*Paris, TX2 of 37.90 ppb25,498
Lamar County Water Supply District*Paris, TX2 of 37.90 ppb22,269
City of Ennis*Ennis, TX2 of 37.52 ppb18,660
East Biggs Water SystemSan Dimas, TX19 of 687.47 ppb15,000
El Paso Water Utilities*El Paso, TX19 of 687.47 ppb672,538
Lower Valley Water District*Clint, TX19 of 687.47 ppb53,298
East Cedar Creek FWSD BrookshireMabank, TX2 of 37.35 ppb13,170

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