EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE



Franklin Township Department of Public Works

Manganese is a naturally occurring element that is common in food and drinking water. Excessive manganese exposures may impair children's attention, memory and intellectual capacity. Click here to read more about manganese.





Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)


Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20147.80 ppb117.80 ppb
20159.70 ppb119.70 ppb
20167.10 ppb117.10 ppb
201717.0 ppb1117.0 ppb
201814.0 ppb441.30 ppb - 33.6 ppb
201911.3 ppb10100.860 ppb - 42.7 ppb

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EWG Health Guideline 100 ppb

The EWG Health Guideline of 100 ppb for manganese was defined by the state of Minnesota as a health risk limit, the concentration of a contaminant that can be consumed with little or no risk to health. This health guideline protects against harm to the brain and nervous system.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2014-05-0720055490017.80 ppb
2015-06-15L5577312-29.70 ppb
2016-11-02N042086-027.10 ppb
2017-12-18N058082-0117.0 ppb
2018-06-18N064528-0113.8 ppb
2018-11-267072072005SEA17.10 ppb
2018-11-267072072006SEA11.30 ppb
2018-11-267072072007SEA133.6 ppb
2019-02-157079817005SEA25.20 ppb
2019-02-157079817006SEA20.860 ppb
2019-02-157079817007SEA219.4 ppb
2019-05-027088202005SEA342.7 ppb
2019-05-027088202006SEA39.50 ppb
2019-05-027088202007SEA321.0 ppb
2019-06-243906240597.00 ppb
2019-08-0870100677007SEA42.20 ppb
2019-08-0870100677006SEA41.60 ppb
2019-08-0870100677005SEA43.40 ppb