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Metribuzin

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Metribuzin is a herbicide used on food crops, and on lawns or turf grass. In high doses, it affects the brain and nervous system, and exposures may also affect the thyroid and liver.

2015:

FOUND

2

states detected

14

utilities detected

199,000

people served

Health concerns for metribuzin

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Harm to the thyroid

Harm to the liver

States reporting metribuzin in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Kansas12198,946
Wisconsin2165
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Utilities with the highest amounts of metribuzin, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Garnett, City of*Garnett, KS1 of 10.220 ppb3,295
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS1 of 10.200 ppb165,000
Oak Lane Mobile Home ParkStevens Point, WI1 of 10.160 ppb90
Pine Grove VillaBancroft, WI1 of 10.0480 ppb75

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of Topeka*Topeka, KS1 of 10.200 ppb165,000

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