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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

City of Santa Barbara Water Department

Aluminum is a metal released from metal refineries and mining operations. Too much aluminum exposure can impair children's brain development.

 

34

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND10ND
2013ND30ND
2014ND40ND
2015ND30ND
2016ND110ND
201755.8 ppb124ND - 270.0 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 600 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 600 ppb for aluminum was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against harm to the brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-07-179590-004-1056ND
2013-04-299590-053-0947ND
2013-08-189590-031-1605ND
2013-10-159590-004-0835ND
2014-10-219590-042-0758ND
2014-10-219590-035-0931ND
2014-10-219590-015-0843ND
2014-10-229590-004-1014ND
2015-05-129590-055-0842ND
2015-10-219590-004-0947ND
2015-11-109590-005-1050ND
2016-01-129590-004-0856ND
2016-01-129590-054-0910ND
2016-04-069590-054-0846ND
2016-04-069590-004-0828ND
2016-07-129590-054-0845ND
2016-07-129590-004-0835ND
2016-10-129590-004-1023ND
2016-10-129590-054-1120ND
2016-11-029590-004-0838ND
2016-11-029590-053-1152ND
2016-11-029590-031-1120ND
2017-01-119590-054-104370.0 ppb
2017-01-119590-004-1034270.0 ppb
2017-04-059590-054-0956ND
2017-04-059590-004-0946ND
2017-05-189590-058-1734ND
2017-07-199590-004-0933110.0 ppb
2017-07-199590-054-0945220.0 ppb
2017-10-049590-054-1140ND
2017-10-049590-004-1124ND
2017-11-079590-004-0955ND
2017-11-149590-042-0848ND
2017-11-149590-035-0930ND