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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Aluminum

City of Alexandria

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for aluminum. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

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

 

40

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
20128.63 ppb82ND - 38.3 ppb
20135.69 ppb81ND - 45.5 ppb
201413.3 ppb82ND - 56.5 ppb
201521.7 ppb42ND - 46.2 ppb
201610.2 ppb41ND - 40.7 ppb
201710.6 ppb82ND - 45.7 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

NOTE: City of Alexandria purchases water from Fairfax County Water Authority which is required to test for aluminum. Sample information shown below was taken by Fairfax County Water Authority.

Date Lab ID Result
2012-01-10FW11122045-06_MEND
2012-01-10FW11122045-11_MEND
2012-04-17FW12032312-11_MEND
2012-04-17FW12032312-06_MEND
2012-08-21FW12062212-06_ME38.3 ppb
2012-08-21FW12062212-11_MEND
2012-10-16FW12092445-06_ME30.7 ppb
2012-10-16FW12092445-12_MEND
2013-01-15FW12121965-09_MEND
2013-01-15FW12121965-03_MEND
2013-04-23FW13032856-03_MEND
2013-04-23FW13032856-09_MEND
2013-07-09FW13062657-03_ME45.5 ppb
2013-07-09FW13062657-10_MEND
2013-10-10FW13092570-02_MEND
2013-10-10FW13092572-02_MEND
2014-01-30FW13122702-03_MEND
2014-01-30FW13122701-03_MEND
2014-04-24FW14032669-03_MEND
2014-04-24FW14032670-03_MEND
2014-07-24FW14061906-03_ME56.5 ppb
2014-07-24FW14061907-03_MEND
2014-10-30FW140923099-03_MND
2014-10-30FW140923098-03_M49.6 ppb
2015-01-2700125-FAIRFAX COND
2015-04-0900125-FAIRFAX COND
2015-07-0900125-FAIRFAX CO40.7 ppb
2015-10-1500125-FAIRFAX CO46.2 ppb
2016-01-14FW151231001-02_MND
2016-04-14FW160316067-02_MND
2016-07-14FW160617069-02_M40.7 ppb
2016-10-13FW160922038-02_MND
2017-01-26FW161216028-03_MND
2017-01-26FW161216029-03_MND
2017-04-13FW170328070-03_MND
2017-04-13FW170328069-03_MND
2017-07-13FW170628092-03_MND
2017-07-13FW170628091-03_M38.9 ppb
2017-10-12FW170927067-03_M45.7 ppb
2017-10-12FW170927068-03_MND