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n-Propylbenzene

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

n-Propylbenzene is a constituent of petroleum and coal, used for chemical manufacturing and in textile dyeing and printing.

2015:

FOUND

11

states detected

22

utilities detected

102,000

people served

Health concerns for n-propylbenzene

Harm to the central nervous system

Eye and skin irritation

States reporting n-propylbenzene in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Texas651,928
Georgia216,799
Missouri39,056
Arizona17,650
Iowa45,829
Tennessee14,910
Arkansas11,840
Nevada11,718
Virginia11,240
New York1600
Wisconsin1100
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Utilities with the highest amounts of n-propylbenzene, 2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Central Garage Water SystemKing William, VA1 of 11.20 ppb1,240
Panora Water Works*Panora, IA1 of 11.20 ppb1,272
Hudson Water SupplyHudson, IA2 of 21.05 ppb2,282
Wayland Water SupplyWayland, IA1 of 10.800 ppb966
Mountain Falls Water System UicnPahrump, NV1 of 10.560 ppb1,718
Glendale Water Supply CorporationTrinity, TX1 of 30.460 ppb1,263
City of CleburneCleburne, TX1 of 90.321 ppb30,000
Shawano Co. UtilityShawano, WI1 of 10.260 ppb100
Porter SUD*Porter, TX1 of 100.180 ppb15,892
Calico Rock WaterworksCalico Rock, AR1 of 50.160 ppb1,840
Larchmont UtilitiesSavannah, GA1 of 70.123 ppb11,799
BrownvilleDexter, NY1 of 10.0600 ppb600
Glen of Robin HoodSavannah, GA2 of 100.0344 ppb5,000
Frognot Water Supply CorporationBlue Ridge, TX2 of 80.0290 ppb1,746
Avra Water Co-op Inc.Marana, AZ1 of 20.0216 ppb7,650
Roane Central Utility DistrictHarriman, TN1 of 30.0117 ppb4,910
Laf/jo/saline County Consolidated Public Water Supply District 2*Higginsville, MO1 of 80.00663 ppb6,365

* 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 n-Propylbenzene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
City of CleburneCleburne, TX1 of 90.321 ppb30,000
Porter SUD*Porter, TX1 of 100.180 ppb15,892
Larchmont UtilitiesSavannah, GA1 of 70.123 ppb11,799

* 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 n-Propylbenzene, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.