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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

NJ American Water - Atlantic County

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

 

104

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

1

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012336.0 ppb54ND - 440.0 ppb
2013400.0 ppb44380.0 ppb - 420.0 ppb
2014104.9 ppb3925ND - 460.0 ppb
2015212.5 ppb84ND - 440.0 ppb
2016169.0 ppb106ND - 450.0 ppb
2017117.4 ppb3827ND - 650.0 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
2012-01-2415703601430.0 ppb
2012-04-2516104601420.0 ppb
2012-07-259979832001ND
2012-08-1516836301390.0 ppb
2012-10-1619744401440.0 ppb
2013-01-0720650701400.0 ppb
2013-04-0921552501400.0 ppb
2013-07-1522602001420.0 ppb
2013-10-1823556401380.0 ppb
2014-01-14106741900187.0 ppb
2014-01-142454210190.0 ppb
2014-01-141067425001380.0 ppb
2014-01-1424543101420.0 ppb
2014-01-1424540901380.0 ppb
2014-01-142454250180.0 ppb
2014-01-1424543601ND
2014-01-141067423001ND
2014-01-141067421001ND
2014-03-111075643001ND
2014-03-1124927801ND
2014-03-11107564600161.0 ppb
2014-03-111075645001ND
2014-03-192492840160.0 ppb
2014-03-212492750120.0 ppb
2014-04-142537590130.0 ppb
2014-04-1425376801410.0 ppb
2014-04-172537620120.0 ppb
2014-04-22200316700182.0 ppb
2014-04-222003168001ND
2014-04-3025377801ND
2014-05-122537530170.0 ppb
2014-05-192549170130.0 ppb
2014-05-1925489901ND
2014-05-272009125001ND
2014-05-27200912400179.0 ppb
2014-05-272009123001ND
2014-06-1625758201ND
2014-06-232537550120.0 ppb
2014-06-2525759401220.0 ppb
2014-06-302015280001220.0 ppb
2014-06-302575740170.0 ppb
2014-06-30201527900173.0 ppb
2014-07-2426172501ND
2014-07-3126173301450.0 ppb
2014-09-092028309001ND
2014-10-0327212701240.0 ppb
2014-10-102721110140.0 ppb
2014-10-2427580301460.0 ppb
2015-01-2127843801ND
2015-01-2127844101430.0 ppb
2015-04-1028524901ND
2015-04-1028526201400.0 ppb
2015-07-1429748801ND
2015-07-2329749501440.0 ppb
2015-10-0930495601ND
2015-10-2130495701430.0 ppb
2016-01-1231080401ND
2016-01-1331080701370.0 ppb
2016-04-0731799601ND
2016-04-0731800401450.0 ppb
2016-07-1232831901ND
2016-07-123252070120.0 ppb
2016-07-1216-4228ND
2016-07-1432832501400.0 ppb
2016-10-123364660110.00 ppb
2016-10-1233646701440.0 ppb
2017-01-163442540180.0 ppb
2017-01-1617-0307.360.0 ppb
2017-01-1617-0307.1400.0 ppb
2017-01-1634426401480.0 ppb
2017-01-1634424401440.0 ppb
2017-01-1617-0307.480.0 ppb
2017-01-1634425801140.0 ppb
2017-01-1617-0307.2ND
2017-01-1634426801ND
2017-01-1934424101ND
2017-03-033500060180.0 ppb
2017-03-0717-140250.0 ppb
2017-03-073500100110.00 ppb
2017-03-0717-140370.0 ppb
2017-03-2017-1721.170.0 ppb
2017-03-203500140180.0 ppb
2017-03-313525890190.0 ppb
2017-04-0535315701ND
2017-04-0535316401400.0 ppb
2017-04-0535316101ND
2017-04-0517-2001.1ND
2017-04-1717-2239.280.0 ppb
2017-04-173531580190.0 ppb
2017-04-1717-2239.160.0 ppb
2017-04-173531760180.0 ppb
2017-05-2435581901ND
2017-06-093598240120.0 ppb
2017-06-1435983501240.0 ppb
2017-06-1417-3918.1200.0 ppb
2017-06-1417-3918.3ND
2017-06-143598310160.0 ppb
2017-06-1417-3918.220.0 ppb
2017-07-1836468701650.0 ppb
2017-07-3136468201ND
2017-07-313597930120.0 ppb
2017-07-3117-5281.1ND
2017-10-1737485101ND
2017-10-1837485201410.0 ppb