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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Phenols

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Phenols are a group of structurally related chemical contaminants of diverse toxicity.

2015-2017:

FOUND

1

states detected

31

utilities detected

790,000

people served

States reporting phenols in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Missouri31789,805
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Utilities with the highest amounts of phenols, 2015-2017

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Belton*Belton, MO3 of 283.11 ppb23,175
Cass County Public Water Supply District 2*Belton, MO3 of 283.11 ppb3,665
Cass County Public Water Supply District 3Raymore, MO3 of 283.11 ppb2,736
Clay County Public Water Supply District 2Liberty, MO3 of 283.11 ppb3,345
Clay County Public Water Supply District 5Liberty, MO3 of 283.11 ppb1,000
Clay County Public Water Supply District 6Kearney, MO3 of 283.11 ppb4,700
Clay County Public Water Supply District 8Excelsior Springs, MO3 of 283.11 ppb2,090
Clay County Public Water Supply District 9Smithville, MO3 of 283.11 ppb2,532
Jackson County PWSD1Grandview, MO3 of 283.11 ppb24,475
Platte County Public Water Supply District 2Camden Point, MO3 of 283.11 ppb815
Platte County Cons Public Water Supply District 1Kansas City, MO3 of 283.11 ppb5,025
Cass County Public Water Supply District 6Raymore, MO3 of 283.11 ppb2,307
Cass County Public Water Supply District 10Peculiar, MO3 of 283.11 ppb3,200
Birmingham Village ofBirmingham, MO3 of 283.11 ppb190
Dearborn PWSDearborn, MO3 of 283.11 ppb575
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO3 of 283.11 ppb460,000
Lathrop PWS*Lathrop, MO3 of 283.11 ppb2,898
Ferrelview PWSFerrelview, MO3 of 283.11 ppb455
Northmoor PWSNorthmoor, MO3 of 283.11 ppb323
Platte City PWSPlatte City, MO3 of 283.11 ppb4,977
RaymoreRaymore, MO3 of 283.11 ppb19,963
Raytown Water CompanyRaytown, MO3 of 283.11 ppb21,135
Weatherby Lake PWSWeatherby Lake, MO3 of 283.11 ppb1,923
Platte County Public Water Supply District 9*Dearborn, MO3 of 283.11 ppb1,505

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

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Belton*Belton, MO3 of 283.11 ppb23,175
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO3 of 283.11 ppb460,000
RaymoreRaymore, MO3 of 283.11 ppb19,963
Raytown Water CompanyRaytown, MO3 of 283.11 ppb21,135
Jackson County PWSD1Grandview, MO3 of 283.11 ppb24,475

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