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Methyl ethyl ketone

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Methyl ethyl ketone is a volatile solvent used in paints, adhesives, and other industrial and consumer goods.

2015-2017:

FOUND

7

states detected

618

utilities detected

7.0 million

people served

Health concerns for methyl ethyl ketone

Eye and lung irritation

States reporting methyl ethyl ketone in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas5835,801,789
California17947,499
New Jersey6178,174
Nevada356,190
Minnesota11,673
New Hampshire61,612
New York2332
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Filtering technologies that reduce methyl ethyl ketone

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of methyl ethyl ketone, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Lake Livingston Eagles Nest WaterLivingston, TX1 of 1742.0 ppb65
Marchi Central FarmPescadero, CA1 of 1450.0 ppb50
Water Association of North LakeAubrey, TX1 of 395.0 ppb57
Mcfarland Village ApartmentsHouston, TX1 of 330.7 ppb120
Mooreland Subdivision Water SystemCypress, TX2 of 529.6 ppb144
Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 34*Houston, TX1 of 322.7 ppb3,756
Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District 35Houston, TX1 of 322.7 ppb6,609
City of Bridge CityBridge City, TX1 of 822.4 ppb9,455
Knolls Water Company Inc.Port Chester, NY1 of 122.0 ppb282
Enchanted ForestVidor, TX1 of 621.2 ppb279
Rockhouse MountainConway, NH1 of 520.0 ppb412
Crazy Horse Ranch WaterWeatherford, TX1 of 515.8 ppb177
Cottages At WindchimesConcord, NH1 of 215.5 ppb75
City of AndrewsAndrews, TX1 of 314.8 ppb11,088
Johnson CreekDurham, NH1 of 214.5 ppb50
Brookwoods Mobile ManorBoiceville, NY1 of 113.0 ppb50
Monroe Water DepartmentWoodsville, NH1 of 412.3 ppb300
Canyon Lake Mobile Home EstatesAustin, TX1 of 611.7 ppb1,656
Shady Oaks EstatesConroe, TX2 of 610.5 ppb648
Delsea Woods Community LLCGreen Creek, NJ1 of 110.5 ppb95
Town North Village Water SystemLubbock, TX1 of 69.53 ppb335
Maverick County Airport Water WorksEagle Pass, TX1 of 39.33 ppb1,645
Harris County Water Control and Improvement District 113 Enchanted VillageHouston, TX1 of 38.67 ppb1,212
Riviera Mobile Home ParkPlano, TX1 of 38.03 ppb75
Willow Wood Addition Meadow VistaAustin, TX1 of 37.47 ppb351
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities AuthorityAtlantic City, NJ2 of 76.74 ppb152,415
Oakwood Water SystemPflugerville, TX1 of 56.40 ppb162
Mission Bend Municipal Utility District 1*Houston, TX1 of 76.29 ppb6,204
Cws-onyx Water SystemSan Jose, CA1 of 16.13 ppb776
City of Deer Park*Deer Park, TX1 of 85.88 ppb32,964
Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District 36*Houston, TX1 of 35.67 ppb2,163
Possum Kingdom Water Supply CorporationGraford, TX1 of 35.43 ppb5,309
Mcgee PlaceNew Waverly, TX1 of 35.33 ppb99
City of PothPoth, TX1 of 35.33 ppb2,100
Duval County Crd BenavidesBenavides, TX1 of 85.13 ppb1,362
Mcwhorters Live Oak LodgeBlackwell, TX1 of 34.83 ppb50
City of Graham*Graham, TX2 of 34.42 ppb8,792
Graham East Water Supply CorporationGraham, TX2 of 34.42 ppb694
Fort Belknap Water Supply Corporation*Graham, TX2 of 34.42 ppb5,235
Harris County Municipal Utility District 276*Houston, TX1 of 34.00 ppb4,902
Bayview Municipal Utility DistrictBacliff, TX1 of 43.75 ppb1,830
G & W Water Supply Corporation Field StoreWaller, TX1 of 33.67 ppb1,812
Chaparral Place Water SystemPorter, TX1 of 33.67 ppb114
Memorial Municipal Utility DistrictSugar Land, TX1 of 43.50 ppb5,589
Woodhaven EstatesHouston, TX1 of 33.33 ppb138
Cypress Lakes Water SystemCleveland, TX1 of 63.17 ppb315
Harris County MUD 168Sugar Land, TX1 of 63.17 ppb13,008
Lake Livingston Big Thicket Lake 2Livingston, TX1 of 63.17 ppb435
Governors GreenLondonderry, NH1 of 23.00 ppb25
Ables Springs Water Supply Corporation*Terrell, TX1 of 32.94 ppb3,582

* 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 Methyl ethyl ketone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of AndrewsAndrews, TX1 of 314.8 ppb11,088
Atlantic City Municipal Utilities AuthorityAtlantic City, NJ2 of 76.74 ppb152,415
City of Deer Park*Deer Park, TX1 of 85.88 ppb32,964
Harris County MUD 168Sugar Land, TX1 of 63.17 ppb13,008
Ventnor City Water & Sewer UtilityVentor City, NJ8 of 181.75 ppb22,150
City of BonhamBonham, TX1 of 31.74 ppb10,123
City of Greenville*Greenville, TX1 of 31.69 ppb26,800
City of Sulphur Springs*Sulphur Springs, TX1 of 31.44 ppb15,449
Carson City Public Works*Carson City, NV2 of 311.42 ppb56,000
City of Paris*Paris, TX1 of 31.42 ppb25,498
Lamar County Water Supply District*Paris, TX1 of 31.42 ppb22,269
City of Marshall*Marshall, TX1 of 31.40 ppb22,409
Suburban Water Systems - La MiradaCovina, CA1 of 61.23 ppb56,953
City of JasperJasper, TX1 of 141.000 ppb10,388
City of RialtoRialto, CA1 of 120.833 ppb48,623
West Cedar Creek MUDTool, TX2 of 60.800 ppb18,168
Cash SUD*Greenville, TX1 of 30.717 ppb21,891
City of Palestine*Palestine, TX1 of 30.690 ppb27,477
City of Ennis*Ennis, TX1 of 30.687 ppb18,660
City of Midlothian*Midlothian, TX2 of 60.652 ppb16,728
City of DesotoDesoto, TX3 of 90.619 ppb51,700
City of Farmers BranchFarmers Branch, TX3 of 90.619 ppb31,560
City of CoppellCoppell, TX3 of 90.619 ppb39,880
City of Balch SpringsBalch Springs, TX3 of 90.619 ppb30,234
City of CarrolltonCarrollton, TX3 of 90.619 ppb127,980
Dallas Water Utility*Dallas, TX3 of 90.619 ppb1,197,816
Town of AddisonAddison, TX3 of 90.619 ppb15,458
City of Seagoville*Seagoville, TX3 of 90.619 ppb15,240
City of Lancaster*Lancaster, TX3 of 90.619 ppb37,550
City of DuncanvilleDuncanville, TX3 of 90.619 ppb39,826
City of IrvingIrving, TX3 of 90.619 ppb238,829
City of Granbury*Granbury, TX19 of 420.604 ppb11,193
City of Denton*Denton, TX3 of 80.600 ppb131,712
Hudson Water Supply CorporationLufkin, TX1 of 40.595 ppb10,211
City of Mabank*Mabank, TX1 of 30.523 ppb11,349
Cypress Springs SUD N Plant 1 and NE PlantMount Vernon, TX2 of 60.502 ppb10,869
City of Grand Prairie*Grand Prairie, TX7 of 220.500 ppb187,050
City of Waxahachie*Waxahachie, TX2 of 60.495 ppb36,422
City of ColleyvilleColleyville, TX1 of 30.493 ppb23,760
City of CelinaCelina, TX1 of 50.476 ppb11,367
Mountain Peak SUD*Midlothian, TX6 of 160.474 ppb16,008
Texarkana Water Utilities*Texarkana, TX2 of 60.468 ppb39,678
East Cedar Creek FWSD BrookshireMabank, TX1 of 30.460 ppb13,170
Elk Grove Water ServiceElk Grove, CA1 of 120.450 ppb40,461
City of Corsicana*Corsicana, TX2 of 60.442 ppb23,770
City of Fairfield*Fairfield, CA1 of 250.440 ppb100,147
City of Mineral Wells*Mineral Wells, TX1 of 30.417 ppb14,826
City of Denison*Denison, TX2 of 60.372 ppb22,682
City of Nacogdoches*Nacogdoches, TX1 of 60.352 ppb33,687
City of CleburneCleburne, TX5 of 240.337 ppb30,573

* 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 Methyl ethyl ketone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.