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Table 4

Just Add Water: Table 4

May 1, 1996

Table 4.

More than 1,500 schools, hospitals, and daycare centers with private water systems reported violations or exceedances of EPA drinking water standards in 1994-1995.

 
Water System City Served State Population Served Number of Fecal Coliform Violations Most Recent Fecal Coliform Violation
New York City - Aqueduct System New York City NY 6,552,718 2 8/1/94 - 8/30/94
Louisville Water Company ** Louisville KY 719,931 2 6/1/95 - 7/1/95
Water And Sewer Utility Adm. Washington DC 595,000 1 11/1/95 - 12/1/95
Tulsa A B Jewell WTP Tulsa OK 403,000 1 8/1/95 - 9/1/95
Jersey City Dept. Of Water Jersey City NJ 228,537 1 10/1/95 - 11/1/95
Arlington Co. Water & Sewer Div. Arlington VA 175,000 1 6/1/94 - 6/30/94
Montgomery Co: Water System #1* Dayton OH 150,000 1 11/1/94 - 11/30/94
Montgomery Co: Water System #2* Dayton OH 109,000 1 9/1/95 - 10/1/95
New Bedford Water Department New Bedford MA 105,000 1 6/1/94 - 6/30/94
North Penn Water Authority Philadelphia PA 69,072 1 1/1/94 - 1/31/94
Butler Co., Sewer Dist #2* Hamilton OH 61,000 1 9/1/95 - 10/1/95
Bloomington Bloomington IL 57,700 1 6/1/95 - 7/1/95
Malden Water Dept. (MWRA) Malden MA 53,884 1 9/1/95 - 9/30/95
Hamilton/South Water Plant Hamilton OH 52,920 1 10/1/94 - 10/31/94
National Airport FAA Washington DC 50,000 1 6/1/94 - 6/30/94
Bremerton, City Of Bremerton WA 49,300 1 3/1/94 - 3/31/94
Winter Haven Water Department Winter Haven FL 48,810 1 7/1/95 - 8/1/95
Paducah Water Works Paducah KY 46,854 1 6/1/94 - 6/30/94
Port Of Seattle/Seatac Airport Seattle WA 46,077 1 5/1/94 - 5/31/94
Mishawaka Utilities Spencer IN 42,635 1 12/1/94 - 12/31/94
Perth Amboy Perth Amboy NJ 42,000 1 10/1/94 - 10/31/94
Muskogee Muskogee OK 37,708 1 8/1/95 - 9/1/95
Billerica Water Department Billerica MA 37,029 1 7/1/95 - 7/31/95
Kearns Improvement District Kearns UT 36,000 1 12/1/94 - 12/31/94
Southington Water Dept Southington CT 35,256 1 8/1/94 - 8/31/94
Lancaster Lancaster OH 34,500 1 10/1/95 - 11/1/95
Jackson Jackson MI 34,000 1 11/2/94 - 12/1/94
Fairborn* Fairborn OH 32,000 1 7/1/94 - 7/31/94
Southwest Regional Water District* Hamilton OH 31,500 2 8/1/94 - 8/31/94
O Fallon O Fallon IL 30,500 1 7/1/94 - 7/31/94
 

* Ohio has more stringent regulations for the fecal (or acute) coliform standard than other states. In Ohio, two consecutive detections of coliform bacteria (whether fecal or not) constitute a violation of the standard.

** According to the Louisville Water Utility, each of these violations were coincidental and localized in nature, caused by improper disposal of cleaning wastes in public restrooms.

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