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1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene is a chemical intermediate, industrial solvent and component of gasoline, coal tar and petroleum products. In laboratory animal studies, it harms the adrenal glands.

2015:

FOUND

12

states detected

54

utilities detected

204,000

people served

Health concerns for 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene

Harm to the central nervous system

Harm to the adrenal gland

Change to blood cells

States reporting 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas1572,917
Wisconsin1050,025
Georgia644,725
Iowa912,471
Washington18,148
New Jersey25,450
Alabama13,360
Virginia52,650
Arkansas11,840
Nevada11,718
Missouri2197
New York125
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Utilities with the highest amounts of 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Central Garage Water SystemKing William, VA1 of 111.0 ppb1,240
Hudson Water SupplyHudson, IA2 of 25.30 ppb2,282
Panora Water Works*Panora, IA3 of 32.73 ppb1,272
Wayland Water SupplyWayland, IA1 of 12.50 ppb966
City of CleburneCleburne, TX2 of 92.15 ppb30,000
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX1 of 31.92 ppb1,263
Mountain Falls Water System UicnPahrump, NV1 of 11.51 ppb1,718
Porter SUD*Porter, TX2 of 101.27 ppb15,892
Foxcroft SchoolMiddleburg, VA1 of 11.20 ppb300
Whitewood ForestWarrenton, VA3 of 31.17 ppb70
Liberty RidgeWilliamsburg, VA1 of 11.10 ppb700
Tifton-Tift County Water System*Tifton, GA3 of 41.02 ppb24,871
Green Meadows SubdivisionWarrenton, VA1 of 11.000 ppb340
Gladbrook Water SupplyGladbrook, IA1 of 10.900 ppb945
Calico Rock WaterworksCalico Rock, AR2 of 50.896 ppb1,840
Badger Water SupplyBadger, IA2 of 20.800 ppb561
Leon Water Supply*Leon, IA1 of 10.800 ppb1,977
Larchmont UtilitiesSavannah, GA2 of 70.766 ppb11,799
Lemoyne Water System Inc.Axis, AL1 of 10.710 ppb3,360
Hedrick Water SupplyHedrick, IA1 of 10.700 ppb764
Twiggs County- General Twiggs DriveJeffersonville, GA1 of 20.700 ppb25
St. Marys SeminaryPerryville, MO1 of 10.680 ppb30
Stryker Lake Water Supply CorporationNew Summerfield, TX2 of 40.543 ppb870
MiddletownMiddletown, MO1 of 10.540 ppb167
Shawano Co. UtilityShawano, WI3 of 30.463 ppb100
City of New SummerfieldNew Summerfield, TX2 of 40.423 ppb1,105
River Falls WaterworksRiver Falls, WI1 of 10.420 ppb14,477
M & M Water Supply CorporationLufkin, TX1 of 20.410 ppb3,189
Batesville Water Supply CorporationBatesville, TX1 of 30.400 ppb1,191
Fouke Water Supply CorporationMineola, TX2 of 60.358 ppb7,143

* 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 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of CleburneCleburne, TX2 of 92.15 ppb30,000
Porter SUD*Porter, TX2 of 101.27 ppb15,892
Tifton-Tift County Water System*Tifton, GA3 of 41.02 ppb24,871
Larchmont UtilitiesSavannah, GA2 of 70.766 ppb11,799
River Falls WaterworksRiver Falls, WI1 of 10.420 ppb14,477
Fort Atkinson WaterworksFort Atkinson, WI1 of 10.240 ppb12,125
Hudson WaterworksHudson, WI1 of 10.160 ppb16,416

* 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 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.