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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.

2015-2017:

FOUND

6

states detected

466

utilities detected

6.6 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
Texas4566,532,289
New Jersey365,703
Nevada118,000
Minnesota44,805
Wisconsin13,216
New Hampshire188
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Filtering technologies that reduce methyl isobutyl ketone

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

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

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Wagon WheelLondondery, NH1 of 2170.0 ppb88
El Dorado Utility DistrictHouston, TX1 of 540.2 ppb4,077
Cedar Valley SubdivisionPflugerville, TX2 of 428.3 ppb182
Grande San Jacinto Water SystemTomball, TX3 of 425.3 ppb72
Brodhead WaterworksBrodhead, WI2 of 517.2 ppb3,216
City of LevellandLevelland, TX3 of 916.1 ppb14,278
Cy Champ Public Utility DistrictHouston, TX3 of 1115.5 ppb6,633
Dean Water Supply CorporationTyler, TX3 of 1014.9 ppb4,761
Northwest Harris County Municipal Utility District 23Bellaire, TX3 of 1214.5 ppb3,528
Bushland Water Supply CorporationBushland, TX4 of 513.6 ppb220
City of KirbyKirby, TX1 of 613.5 ppb9,576
Williamson County Wsid 3Austin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb6,498
Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District 2-dAustin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb2,385
Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District 2-bAustin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb1,419
Kelly Lane Water Control and Improvement District 1Austin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb1,773
Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District 1Austin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb1,680
Manville WSC*Coupland, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb26,253
Briarcreek SubdivisionAustin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb2,769
Kelly Lane WCID 2Austin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb1,221
Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District 2-cAustin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb2,016
Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District 2-aAustin, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb324
Whitt Water Supply CorporationWhitt, TX3 of 512.7 ppb141
City of Mount CalmMount Calm, TX2 of 312.3 ppb447
Verona Special Utility DistrictBlue Ridge, TX3 of 910.8 ppb2,634
Chesswood Water SystemPflugerville, TX4 of 510.3 ppb75
Centerville Water Supply CorporationApple Springs, TX3 of 59.96 ppb1,132
May Water Supply CorporationMay, TX2 of 59.48 ppb370
City of WeinertWeinert, TX2 of 39.31 ppb208
Texas 281 Rv ParkBulverde, TX3 of 78.24 ppb405
Montgomery County UD 4*Houston, TX1 of 48.00 ppb4,491
Lake Lorraine WsMontgomery, TX1 of 48.00 ppb126
Maydelle Water Supply CorporationMaydelle, TX1 of 37.53 ppb738
City of IdalouIdalou, TX7 of 277.38 ppb2,308
Duval County Crd BenavidesBenavides, TX5 of 86.91 ppb1,362
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX3 of 106.58 ppb1,154
City of NewarkNewark, TX4 of 76.57 ppb1,043
Mount Houston Road Municipal Utility DistrictSpring, TX3 of 76.49 ppb4,374
City of ComoComo, TX1 of 65.83 ppb918
Woden Water Supply CorporationWoden, TX3 of 185.78 ppb2,223
Pure Water Supply CorporationWaco, TX1 of 45.75 ppb810
Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District 12Bellaire, TX1 of 25.50 ppb6,045
Quail Valley Utility DistrictMissouri, TX3 of 135.35 ppb13,317
North Milam Water Supply CorporationCameron, TX2 of 75.16 ppb1,671
North San Saba Water Supply CorporationSan Saba, TX3 of 54.80 ppb850
Murvaul Water Supply CorporationGary, TX2 of 34.75 ppb825
Harris County Municipal Utility District 530Houston, TX2 of 34.70 ppb33
City of CleburneCleburne, TX11 of 244.55 ppb30,573
Fouke Water Supply CorporationMineola, TX4 of 124.49 ppb7,143
The Consolidated Water Supply Corporation Beria System*Crockett, TX2 of 34.40 ppb229
Village of New KentuckyPinehurst, TX2 of 34.23 ppb453

* 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.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of LevellandLevelland, TX3 of 916.1 ppb14,278
Manville WSC*Coupland, TX5 of 2412.7 ppb26,253
Quail Valley Utility DistrictMissouri, TX3 of 135.35 ppb13,317
City of CleburneCleburne, TX11 of 244.55 ppb30,573
City of KyleKyle, TX4 of 103.29 ppb25,443
City of Bay CityBay City, TX5 of 192.19 ppb17,614
City of Wichita Falls*Wichita Falls, TX1 of 61.83 ppb103,000
Sheppard Air Force BaseSheppard Afb, TX1 of 61.83 ppb19,500
City of BudaBuda, TX5 of 161.75 ppb10,680
Porter SUD*Porter, TX3 of 201.65 ppb15,892
Virgin Valley Water DistrictMesquite, NV1 of 71.57 ppb18,000
Harris County MUD 165Houston, TX3 of 131.52 ppb17,763
Cypress Hill Municipal Utility District 1Houston, TX2 of 71.43 ppb10,068
Southern UtilitiesTyler, TX3 of 891.23 ppb59,154
City of Jacksonville*Jacksonville, TX4 of 221.15 ppb14,544
City of League CityLeague City, TX4 of 171.11 ppb104,857
Bi County WSC 1*Pittsburg, TX6 of 371.06 ppb10,884
Harris County MUD 157Houston, TX1 of 91.04 ppb10,956
Lindale Rural WSCLindale, TX1 of 110.936 ppb12,621
Kingsland Water Supply CorporationKingsland, TX2 of 100.870 ppb10,773
City of JasperJasper, TX2 of 140.836 ppb10,388
City of KatyKaty, TX3 of 210.733 ppb17,019
Bethesda WSC*Burleson, TX2 of 460.710 ppb31,557
City of PearlandPearland, TX2 of 320.706 ppb110,415
Pecan Grove MUD*Houston, TX3 of 200.565 ppb14,913
City of Highland VillageHighland Village, TX2 of 180.546 ppb16,000
City of Houston*Houston, TX7 of 1250.497 ppb2,319,603
City of WebsterWebster, TX7 of 1250.497 ppb13,710
City of Sugar Land*Sugar Land, TX1 of 210.448 ppb83,886
City of CrowleyCrowley, TX1 of 150.433 ppb14,800
Borger Municipal Water System*Borger, TX3 of 150.373 ppb12,865
Langham Creek Utility District*Houston, TX1 of 100.370 ppb10,377
City of FriendswoodFriendswood, TX2 of 140.357 ppb37,921
City of Beeville*Beeville, TX1 of 60.333 ppb15,039
City of Houston Utility District 5 - Kingwood*Houston, TX1 of 160.319 ppb82,002
Ridgewood WaterRidgewood, NJ1 of 70.313 ppb61,700
Fort Bend County MUD 25Bellaire, TX1 of 130.292 ppb13,530
City of Dumas*Dumas, TX1 of 90.292 ppb14,985
Cypress Springs SUD N Plant 1 and NE PlantMount Vernon, TX1 of 60.282 ppb10,869
Green Valley SUD*Marion, TX1 of 90.256 ppb32,651
Crystal Clear WSCSan Marcos, TX1 of 100.220 ppb16,488
City of Houston Willow Chase*Houston, TX1 of 120.217 ppb12,558
City of Denton*Denton, TX2 of 80.162 ppb131,712
Johnson County SUD*Cleburne, TX1 of 330.134 ppb41,442
Lee County WSCGiddings, TX1 of 250.1000 ppb12,030
City of Pasadena*Pasadena, TX1 of 250.0960 ppb110,058
Sardis Lone Elm WSCMidlothian, TX2 of 190.0947 ppb18,612
City of AnnaAnna, TX1 of 80.0688 ppb11,500
Plainview Municipal Water SystemPlainview, TX2 of 260.0636 ppb20,767
City of Grand Prairie*Grand Prairie, TX2 of 220.0564 ppb187,050

* 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.