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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2021 UPDATE

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Inwood Estates

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility Details

  • Plymouth, Indiana
  • Serves: 50
  • Data available: 2014-2019
  • Source: Groundwater

Contaminants Detected

2

EXCEED
EWG HEALTH
GUIDELINES

5 Total Contaminants

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

Legal ≠ Safe

EWG Health Guidelines fill the gap in outdated government standards.

The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.

Contaminants Detected

Arsenic

Potential Effect: cancer925x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY3.70 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.004 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT10 ppb
DETAILS
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Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and common contaminant in drinking water. Arsenic causes thousands of cases of cancer each year in the U.S. Click here to read more about arsenic.

Arsenic was found at 925 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.004 ppb or less

This Utility

3.7 ppb

Legal Limit

10 ppb

National Average

0.647 ppb

State Average

0.324 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic 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 cancer.

Pollution Sources

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Agriculture

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Industry

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Naturally Occurring

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Thallium

Potential Effect: harm to internal organs11x EWG'S HEALTH GUIDELINE
THIS UTILITY1.10 ppb
EWG HEALTH GUIDELINE0.1 ppb
LEGAL LIMIT2 ppb
DETAILS
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Thalium is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from metal smelting and coal burning. Exposure to too much thalium can cause hair loss, liver damage, reduced sperm motility and nervous system impairment.

Thallium was found at 11 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

EWG Health Guideline

0.1 ppb or less

This Utility

1.1 ppb

Legal Limit

2 ppb

National Average

0.00374 ppb

State Average

0.00163 ppb
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019.
ppb = parts per billion

Health Risks

The EWG Health Guideline of 0.1 ppb for thallium 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 internal organs.

Pollution Sources

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Industry

Filtering Options

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Reverse Osmosis

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Ion Exchange

Includes chemicals detected in 2017-2019 for which annual utility averages exceeded an EWG-selected health guideline established by a federal or state public health authority.


Other Contaminants Tested


Chemicals tested for but not detected from 2014 to 2019:

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane , 1,1,1-Trichloroethane , 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane , 1,1,2-Trichloroethane , 1,1-Dichloroethane , 1,1-Dichloroethylene , 1,1-Dichloropropene , 1,2,3-Trichloropropane , 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene , 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) , 1,2-Dichloroethane , 1,2-Dichloropropane , 1,3-Dichloropropane , 1,3-Dichloropropene , 2,2-Dichloropropane , 2,4,5-TP (Silvex) , 2,4-D , Alachlor (Lasso) , Atrazine , Barium , Benzene , Benzo[a]pyrene , Beryllium , Bromobenzene , Bromodichloromethane , Bromoform , Bromomethane , Cadmium , Carbofuran , Carbon tetrachloride , Chlordane , Chloroethane , Chloroform , Chloromethane , cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene , Cyanide , Dalapon , Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate , Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate , Dibromochloromethane , Dibromomethane , Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) , Dinoseb , Diquat , Endothall , Endrin , Ethylbenzene , Ethylene dibromide , Glyphosate , Heptachlor , Heptachlor epoxide , Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) , Hexachlorocyclopentadiene , Lindane , m-Dichlorobenzene , Mercury (inorganic) , Methoxychlor , Monochlorobenzene (chlorobenzene) , MTBE , Nitrate , o-Chlorotoluene , o-Dichlorobenzene , Oxamyl (Vydate) , p-Chlorotoluene , p-Dichlorobenzene , Pentachlorophenol , Picloram , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , Selenium , Simazine , Styrene , Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) , Toluene , Toxaphene , trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene , Trichloroethylene , Vinyl chloride , Xylenes (total)

Inwood Estates compliance with legally mandated federal standards:

  • From April 2019 to March 2021, Inwood Estates complied with health-based drinking water standards.

Information in this section on Inwood Estates comes from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online database (ECHO).

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Water Filters That Can Reduce Contaminant Levels

ContaminantActivated Carbonactivated carbonReverse Osmosisreverse osmosisIon Exchangeion exchange
CONTAMINANTS ABOVE
HEALTH GUIDELINES
Arsenic
Thallium
OTHER CONTAMINANTS
DETECTED
Antimony
Chromium (total)
Fluoride

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Contact Your Local Official

One of the best ways to push for cleaner water is to hold accountable the elected officials who have a say in water quality – from city hall and the state legislature to Congress all the way to the Oval Office – by asking questions and demanding answers.

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Filter Out Contaminants

Check out our recommendations for filters to protect your water against the detected contaminants.

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