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p-Xylene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Xylenes are solvents used in industrial and consumer products, such as cleaning agents and paint thinners. Xylenes cause nervous system damage and may harm developing fetuses.

2015:

FOUND

6

states detected

29

utilities detected

27,558

people served

Health concerns for p-xylene

Harm to the brain and nervous system

Change to the central nervous system

Change to fetal growth and development

States reporting p-xylene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Arkansas1314,021
Wisconsin38,567
Maryland51,970
New York41,332
Virginia11,068
Connecticut3600
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Utilities with the highest amounts of p-xylene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Calico Rock WaterworksCalico Rock, AR2 of 55.09 ppb1,840
Rose HavenMillersville, MD2 of 22.75 ppb492
Town of WillardsWillards, MD1 of 12.47 ppb940
Mt Horeb WaterworksMount Horeb, WI1 of 52.20 ppb6,609
Riner CommunityChristiansburg, VA1 of 11.91 ppb1,068
Starlight EstatesMt Home, AR3 of 31.54 ppb42
Lakeside VistaDunkirk, MD1 of 11.31 ppb219
Grandview HavenHollywood, MD1 of 11.24 ppb169
Blevins WaterworksBlevins, AR1 of 11.14 ppb335
Princeton WaterworksPrinceton, WI1 of 10.970 ppb1,458
Du Mar Estates Water CompanyMarbury, MD1 of 20.920 ppb150
Henderson Town Water District 1,2Henderson, NY1 of 10.900 ppb700
Arkansas Health Center*Benton, AR2 of 30.810 ppb1,000
Sylvan Shores SD WaterworksEureka Springs, AR5 of 80.786 ppb85
St. Nersess Armenian SeminaryArmonk, NY2 of 40.548 ppb32
Mount Pleasant Waterworks*Mount Pleasant, AR2 of 40.503 ppb1,353
Tollette WaterMineral Springs, AR2 of 30.393 ppb339
Sulphur Springs WaterworksSulphur Springs, AR1 of 30.340 ppb682
Hyde School - System #2 (residential)Woodstock, CT2 of 40.340 ppb310
Sedgwick WaterworksSedgwick, AR1 of 20.275 ppb209
Brunner Hill Water AssociationDolph, AR2 of 50.246 ppb1,023
Aquarion Water Company of Ct-twin Oaks SystemNew Milford, CT1 of 40.200 ppb174
Big Flat Waterworks*Big Flat, AR1 of 40.158 ppb523
Danbury Water Department-ridgeview GardensDanbury, CT1 of 40.143 ppb116
Keeler FieldSouth Salem, NY2 of 80.109 ppb100
Dermott WaterworksDermott, AR1 of 70.0786 ppb2,600
Lincoln Hall SchoolLincolndale, NY2 of 100.0730 ppb500
Country Estates Sanitary District Town Of Lyons 1Burlington, WI1 of 130.0546 ppb500

* 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 p-Xylene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served