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1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

1,3,5-trimethylbenzene is a neurotoxic, volatile chemical found in gasoline, and used as a solvent and paint thinner.

2015:

FOUND

5

states detected

13

utilities detected

26,960

people served

Health concerns for 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene

Harm to the central nervous system

Eye and lung irritation

Change to blood cells

States reporting 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Wisconsin314,890
Texas55,937
Iowa34,863
Virginia11,240
New Hampshire130
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Utilities with the highest amounts of 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Central Garage Water SystemKing William, VA1 of 12.70 ppb1,240
Hudson Water SupplyHudson, IA2 of 21.60 ppb2,282
Panora Water Works*Panora, IA1 of 10.900 ppb1,272
Duval County Crd BenavidesBenavides, TX2 of 40.600 ppb1,362
Coopers GroveAtkinson, NH1 of 20.450 ppb30
Batesville Water Supply CorporationBatesville, TX1 of 30.433 ppb1,191
Shawano Co. UtilityShawano, WI1 of 10.310 ppb100
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX1 of 30.277 ppb1,263
Deer Glen Water System*Porter, TX1 of 70.271 ppb1,764
River Falls WaterworksRiver Falls, WI1 of 10.120 ppb14,477
Weyerhaeuser WaterworksWeyerhauser, WI1 of 10.1000 ppb313

* 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 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
River Falls WaterworksRiver Falls, WI1 of 10.120 ppb14,477