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Table 2

Just Add Water: Table 2

May 1, 1996

Table 2.

In eight states, one person out of four was served by a public drinking water supply that violated at least one health standard over the past two years.
State All Drinking Water Systems School, Daycare, and Medical Facility Water Systems
Systems Reporting Health Violations or Exceedances of EPA Standards Percentage of Systems with Health Violations or Exceedances of EPA Health Standards Systems Reporting Health Violations or Exceedances of EPA Standards Percentage of Systems with Health Violations or Exceedances of EPA Health Standards
Systems Population Systems Population Systems Population Systems Population
 
U.S. Total 18,542 45,692,403 8% 17% 1,583 704,338 14% 15%
 
Alabama 106 459,966 13% 10% 7 1,321 28% 26%
Alaska 236 139,348 14% 24% 18 2,510 16% 10%
Arizona 396 1,227,091 22% 29% 19 24,004 20% 38%
Arkansas 172 342,686 6% 14% 0 0 0% 0%
California 570 4,382,520 6% 12% 43 68,790 6% 18%
Colorado 193 234,932 7% 6% 3 302 6% 3%
Connecticut 277 271,585 6% 8% 47 24,188 18% 30%
Delaware 134 70,224 25% 11% 11 4,531 33% 52%
Florida 957 1,844,025 12% 12% 96 36,603 23% 20%
Georgia 416 384,151 16% 6% 26 7,221 20% 15%
Hawaii 27 87,420 18% 7% 3 6,060 43% 35%
Idaho 465 267,113 22% 25% 13 3,841 14% 13%
Illinois 759 1,979,750 4% 10% 60 18,175 6% 8%
Indiana 260 410,437 6% 8% 51 20,061 13% 19%
Iowa 296 298,039 15% 12% 15 4,411 28% 19%
Kansas 238 253,127 21% 11% 14 2,713 27% 6%
Kentucky 57 1,084,986 8% 29% 1 25 1% 0%
Louisiana 581 1,120,576 16% 23% 13 8,357 9% 15%
Maine 202 93,272 8% 10% 36 7,209 18% 17%
Maryland 395 178,915 11% 4% 86 34,285 37% 34%
Massachusetts 101 2,116,688 6% 26% 4 4,432 3% 8%
Michigan 795 352,693 3% 3% 0 0 0% 0%
Minnesota 343 45,903 4% 1% 14 1,505 10% 6%
Mississippi 91 210,208 6% 8% 3 598 6% 2%
Missouri 407 289,924 16% 6% 13 2,901 10% 7%
Montana 265 95,450 11% 12% 25 5,033 15% 15%
Nebraska 270 225,831 17% 18% 11 441 9% 5%
Nevada 50 27,050 7% 2% 3 735 13% 10%
New Hampshire 344 188,650 15% 19% 73 18,004 26% 28%
New Jersey 528 1,472,655 5% 14% 91 38,242 11% 13%
New Mexico 136 66,490 10% 4% 8 3,908 11% 14%
New York 456 7,944,489 4% 44% 31 11,928 7% 7%
North Carolina 688 741,584 8% 13% 132 61,118 28% 20%
North Dakota 121 175,013 20% 32% 4 323 24% 15%
Ohio 1,009 2,136,293 14% 20% 140 48,277 22% 22%
Oklahoma 463 1,934,503 14% 53% 10 1,900 11% 14%
Oregon 503 624,636 18% 23% 47 7,824 22% 16%
Pennsylvania 556 1,764,474 5% 15% 80 39,454 12% 6%
Rhode Island 78 245,486 17% 23% 9 2,347 18% 8%
South Carolina 334 1,276,319 20% 43% 57 41,586 40% 71%
South Dakota 194 85,747 24% 13% 5 594 24% 21%
Tennessee 147 359,107 13% 8% 9 1,913 20% 23%
Texas 598 1,658,406 6% 8% 29 33,780 11% 16%
Utah 116 148,989 9% 4% 3 212 25% 1%
Vermont 187 146,558 9% 10% 44 51,511 20% 21%
Virginia 481 580,664 10% 9% 107 48,685 21% 22%
Washington 851 992,351 20% 20% 26 7,836 22% 22%
West Virginia 199 247,886 12% 16% 18 3,966 17% 16%
Wisconsin 1,186 385,524 9% 9% 50 8,014 10% 7%
Wyoming 76 127,175 9% 23% 1 50 5% 2%
U.S. Total 18,542 45,692,403 8% 17% 1,583 704,338 14% 15%
 

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from EPA Safe Drinking Water Information System 1994-1996.