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Methyl isobutyl ketone

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Methyl isobutyl ketone is a solvent used in coatings and adhesives.

2015:

FOUND

3

states detected

149

utilities detected

3.2 million

people served

Health concerns for methyl isobutyl ketone

Harm to the kidney

States reporting methyl isobutyl ketone in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas1473,131,884
New Jersey161,700
New Hampshire188
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Utilities with the highest amounts of methyl isobutyl ketone, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Wagon WheelLondondery, NH1 of 2170.0 ppb88
Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District 23Bellaire, TX3 of 443.5 ppb3,528
Whitt Water Supply CorporationWhitt, TX1 of 137.7 ppb115
Dean Water Supply CorporationTyler, TX1 of 437.0 ppb4,761
Montgomery County UD 4*Houston, TX1 of 132.0 ppb4,491
Bushland Water Supply CorporationBushland, TX1 of 126.2 ppb220
Manville WSC*Coupland, TX3 of 1024.8 ppb23,937
Texas 281 Rv ParkBulverde, TX1 of 223.5 ppb407
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX1 of 319.7 ppb1,263
Chesswood Water SystemPflugerville, TX3 of 316.3 ppb102
City of Idalou*Idalou, TX2 of 1314.0 ppb2,308
Quail Valley Utility District*Missouri City, TX3 of 79.93 ppb13,317
New Concord Water Supply CorporationTroup, TX1 of 19.60 ppb378
Fouke Water Supply CorporationMineola, TX3 of 68.77 ppb7,143
Ingram Oaks Retirement CommunityIngram, TX1 of 18.30 ppb370
North San Saba Water Supply CorporationSan Saba, TX3 of 38.00 ppb891
City of CleburneCleburne, TX3 of 97.93 ppb30,000
Red Oak Ranch Water SystemTomball, TX1 of 37.67 ppb798
City of ReklawReklaw, TX1 of 17.61 ppb615
Twin Buttes Water SystemSan Angelo, TX1 of 17.20 ppb44
Duval County Crd BenavidesBenavides, TX3 of 46.50 ppb1,362
Southeast Water Supply Corporation System 3Centerville, TX1 of 16.42 ppb372
City of GustineGustine, TX1 of 35.67 ppb442
Harris County Municipal Utility District 391*Houston, TX1 of 15.50 ppb6,585
West Memorial Municipal Utility DistrictKaty, TX2 of 25.40 ppb4,359
Lakewood On Lake Conroe Property Owners AssociationHouston, TX1 of 35.33 ppb90
Leveretts Chapel Water Supply Corporation*Laird Hill, TX1 of 15.08 ppb630
Batesville Water Supply CorporationBatesville, TX1 of 35.00 ppb1,191
Deadwood Water Supply CorporationBeckville, TX1 of 24.76 ppb1,110
Polonia Water Supply CorporationLockhart, TX3 of 34.60 ppb495

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

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Manville WSC*Coupland, TX3 of 1024.8 ppb23,937
Quail Valley Utility District*Missouri City, TX3 of 79.93 ppb13,317
City of CleburneCleburne, TX3 of 97.93 ppb30,000
Porter SUD*Porter, TX3 of 103.29 ppb15,892
Southern Utilities*Tyler, TX3 of 372.97 ppb59,154
City of Kyle*Kyle, TX2 of 32.87 ppb25,443
Harris County MUD 165*Houston, TX3 of 72.81 ppb17,763
City of JasperJasper, TX2 of 52.34 ppb10,388
Bethesda WSC*Burleson, TX1 of 152.11 ppb29,763
Lindale Rural WSCLindale, TX1 of 52.06 ppb12,315
City of Jacksonville*Jacksonville, TX2 of 82.03 ppb14,544
City of Beeville*Beeville, TX1 of 12.00 ppb15,039
City of League City*League City, TX2 of 90.967 ppb96,209
City of Houston Utility District 5 - Kingwood*Houston, TX1 of 60.850 ppb78,078
City of Houston Willow Chase*Houston, TX1 of 40.650 ppb13,536
City of Katy*Katy, TX1 of 70.614 ppb17,019
City of Pearland*Pearland, TX1 of 140.329 ppb110,415
City of Houston*Houston, TX2 of 390.146 ppb2,233,310
Ridgewood WaterRidgewood, NJ1 of 200.110 ppb61,700

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