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Communities With Pending Lawsuits

Like Oil and Water: Communities With Pending Lawsuits

April 5, 2005

157 pending lawsuits in 17 states

State Client Case Status
CA California-American Water Company (Monterrey) filed 9-30-03
CA California-American Water Company (Sacramento County) filed 9-30-03
CA California Water Service Company filed 12-30-04
CA Citrus Heights Water District filed 9-30-03
CA City of Riverside filed 10-17-03
CA City of Roseville filed 10-16-03
CA City of Sacramento filed 9-30-03
CA Del Paso Manor Water District filed 9-30-03
CA Fair Oaks Water District filed 9-30-03
CA Florin Resource Conservation District filed 9-30-03
CA Martin Silver, et. al. filed 9-30-03
CA Orange County Water District * filed 5-06-03
CA Quincy Community Services District filed 11-07-03
CA Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District filed 9-30-03
CA Sacramento County Water Agency filed 9-30-03
CA Sacramento Groundwater Authority filed 9-30-03
CA Sacramento Suburban Water District filed 9-30-03
CA San Juan Water District filed 9-30-03
CA The People of the State of California filed 9-30-03
CT Columbia Board of Education filed 9-30-03
CT Horace Porter School filed 9-30-03
CT Town of East Hampton filed 10-22-03
CT American Distilling and Mfg. Co. Inc. filed 10-22-03
CT Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel filed 10-22-03
CT United Water Connecticut, Inc. filed 11-07-03
FL Escambia County Utilities Authority filed 10-24-03
IA City of Galva filed 9-30-03
IA City of Ida Grove filed 9-30-03
IA City of Sioux City filed 9-30-03
IL Island Lake filed 11-18-03
IL Village of East Alton (Individual Action) * filed 2001
IL Village of East Alton (Class Action) filed 9-30-03
IL State of Illinios - Kankakee County * filed 06-30-97
IL Kankakee County Class Action * filed 12-12-01
IN Campbellsburg filed 1-12-04
IN Town of Mishawaka filed 11-17-03
IN North Newton School Corp. filed 11-20-03
IN City of Rockport filed 10-24-03
IN Southbend filed 11-20-03
KS Bel Aire filed 11-14-03
KS Chisholm Creek Utility Authority filed 11-14-03
KS Dodge City filed 11-14-03
KS Park City, City of filed 11-18-03
LA City of Marksville filed 11-20-03
LA City of Rayville filed 1-2004
MA Brimfield Housing Authority (Brimfield, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Centerville-Osterville-Marsons Mills Water Department filed 11-17-03
MA Chelmsford Water District (Chelmsford, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Dedham Westwood Water District filed 11-17-03
MA City of Brockton filed 11-17-03
MA City of Methuen filed 11-17-03
MA City of Peabody filed 9-30-03
MA Cotuit Fire District Water Department (Cotuit, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA East Chelmsford Water District (Chelsford, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Hillcrest Water District (Leicester, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Leicester Water Supply District (Leicester, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Massasoit Hills Trailer Park, Inc. filed 11-17-03
MA North Chelmsford Water District (Chelsford, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA North Raynham Water District filed 11-17-03
MA Sandwich Water District filed 11-17-03
MA South Sagamore Water District filed 9-30-03
MA Sudbury Water District filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Avon filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Bedford filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Bellingham filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Charlton filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Danvers filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Dover filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Dudley filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Duxbury filed 9-30-03
MA Town of East Bridgewater filed 11-17-03
MA Town of East Brookfield filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Edgartown filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Halifax filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Hanover filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Hanson filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Holliston filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Hudson filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Maynard filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Merrimac filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Millis filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Monson filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Norfolk filed 11-17-03
MA Town of North Attleborough filed 11-17-03
MA Town of North Reading filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Norwell filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Pembroke filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Reading filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Salisbury filed 4-21-04
MA Town of Spencer filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Stoughton filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Tewksbury filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Tyngsboro filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Ware filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Wayland filed 9-30-03
MA Town of West Bridgewater filed 11-17-03
MA Town of West Brookfield filed 9-30-03
MA Town of Weymouth filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Wilmington filed 11-17-03
MA Town of Yarmouth filed 11-17-03
MA United Methodist Church (Wellfleet, MA) filed 9-30-03
MA Water Supply District of Acton filed 4-21-04
MA Westport Federal Credit Union filed 11-17-03
MA Westview Farm, Inc. (Monson, MA) filed 9-30-03
NH City of Dover filed 11-20-03
NH City of Portsmouth filed 10-24-03
NH State of New Hampshire filed 9-30-03
NJ Thoedore Holten, et al * filed 08-25-00
NJ Borough of Penns Grove filed 10-23-03
NJ City of Bridgeton filed 10-23-03
NJ City of Camden filed 10-23-03
NJ City of Gloucester City filed 10-23-03
NJ City of Winslow filed 11-20-03
NJ Elizabethtown Water Company filed 10-23-03
NJ Little Egg Harbor Township filed 11-21-03
NJ Mount Holly Water Company filed 10-23-03
NJ Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority filed 10-23-03
NJ New Jersey American Water Company, Inc. filed 10-23-03
NJ Penns Grove Water Supply Company, Inc. filed 10-23-03
NJ Point Pleasant filed 11-21-03
NJ Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority filed 4-28-04
NJ Township of Montclair filed 11-17-03
NJ United Water Arlington Hills, Inc. filed 11-17-03
NJ United Water Hampton, Inc. filed 11-17-03
NJ United Water New Jersey, Inc. filed 11-17-03
NJ United Water Toms River, Inc. filed 11-17-03
NJ United Water Vernon Hills, Inc. filed 11-17-03
NY Franklin Square Water District filed 11-14-03
NY Great Neck North filed 10-28-03
NY Hicksville filed 1-23-04
NY Long Island Water Corporation filed 10-15-03
NY Nassau County filed 9-30-03
NY Port Washington Water District filed 11-07-03
NY Rosyln Water District filed 4-28-04
NY Suffolk County filed 10/2002
NY Town of Wappinger files 4-28-04
NY United Water New York, Inc. filed 11-10-03
NY Village of Pawling filed 11-18-03
NY Village of Sands Point filed 11-05-03
NY Western Nassau Water Authority filed 10-02-03
NY Village of Mineola unknown
NY Village of Hempstead unknown
NY West Hempstead Water District unknown
NY Town of South Hampton unknown
NY Town of East Hampton unknown
NY Carle Place Water District unknown
NY Westbury Water District unknown
NY Plainview Water Distrct unknown
NY Christ the King Catholic Church (Queens) unknown
NC Bobbie Adams, et al * filed 8-15-03
PA Northhampton Bucks County filed 3-11-04
VT Craftsbury Fire District #2 filed 1-12-04
VT Town of Hartland filed 11-18-03
VA Buchanan County School Board filed 11-10-03
VA Greensville County Water & Sewer Authority filed 11-17-03
VA Patrick County School Board filed 10-30-03
WV Matoaka filed 1-20-04

* Lawsuits that pre-date the deadline specified in the legislation but are still pending


Source: Environmental Working Group. Data on MTBE lawsuits obtained from court records and law firms representing communities. Information on MTBE contamination is derived from data obtained from state agencies under the Federal Freedom of Information Act or state public records laws. Data were unavailable for some states; other states reported no MTBE detections. Some states currently do not require reporting of MTBE detections.