Just Add Water: 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.|