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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aldrin

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Aldrin is a pesticide that was banned in the 1970s due to its toxicity to people and wildlife, and its tendency to persist and accumulate in the environment.

2015-2017:

FOUND

3

states detected

11

utilities detected

73,025

people served

Health concerns for aldrin

Cancer

Harm to the central nervous system

Harm to reproduction and child development

Hormone disruption

Harm to the immune system

States reporting aldrin in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas759,923
Rhode Island313,006
Massachusetts196
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LESS

Filtering technologies that reduce aldrin

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Activated Carbon

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Reverse Osmosis

Utilities with the highest amounts of aldrin, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Grand Lakes Municipal Utility District 1Houston, TX1 of 50.0340 ppb3,204
Grand Lakes Municipal Utility District 4*Houston, TX1 of 50.0340 ppb2,985
Grand Lakes Municipal Utility District 2Houston, TX1 of 50.0340 ppb2,070
Travis County WCID 17Austin, TX1 of 100.0270 ppb43,074
Village of BriarcliffBriarcliff, TX1 of 60.0267 ppb1,438
Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority*Round Rock, TX1 of 40.0250 ppb0
Tiverton Water Authority, Town HallTiverton, RI1 of 60.0167 ppb1,430
Stone Bridge Fire District*Tiverton, RI1 of 60.0167 ppb2,607
Harris County Municipal Utility District 238Houston, TX1 of 80.0138 ppb7,152
Curtis Hill CondominiumTyngsborough, MA1 of 20.00550 ppb96

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Travis County WCID 17Austin, TX1 of 100.0270 ppb43,074