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Table 5

Just Add Water: Table 5

May 1, 1996

Table 5.

Drinking water systems serving more than 10,000 people with the most reported fecal coliform violations, 1994-1995.

 
Water System City Served State Population Number of Fecal Coliform Violations Most Recent Fecal Coliform Violation
Kearney, City Of Kearney NE 24,396 3 9/1/94 - 9/30/94
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
Southwest Regional Water District** Hamilton OH 31,500 2 8/1/94 - 8/31/94
Penn American Water Company Hummelstown PA 27,700 2 9/1/94 - 9/30/94
Dover Water Dept Dover DE 27,500 2 7/1/94 - 9/30/94
Garfield Water Dept Garfield NJ 26,000 2 7/1/95 - 8/1/95
Ironton, City Of Ironton OH 12,643 2 11/1/95 - 12/1/95
 

* 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.

** 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.

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