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National Drinking Water Database


Georgia


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This drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by water utilities in Georgia, provided to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) by the State water agency. It is part of EWG's national database that includes 47,667 drinking water utilities and 20 million test results from 45 states and the District of Columbia. Water utilities nationwide detected more than 300 pollutants between 2004 and 2009. More than half of these chemicals are unregulated, legal in any amount. Despite this widespread contamination, the federal government invests few resources in protecting rivers, reservoirs, and groundwater from pollution in the first place. The information below summarizes drinking water quality for this state.

The state water agency did not respond to requests for water quality test data. Contact your water utility for the latest water quality report



Violation Summary for Georgia

Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes the following violations of federal standards in Georgia since 2004

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Failure to report information to the public or state agency in the Consumer Confidence Report2,619
Failure to monitor, Routine Major (Coliform bacteria)1,068
Failure to monitor regularly523
Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling301
Maximum contaminant level, Monthly (Coliform bacteria)277
Failure to monitor, Routine Minor (Coliform bacteria)137
Over maximum contaminant level, Average123
Monitoring and Reporting Disinfection Byproduct Rule97
Failure to monitor, Repeat Major (Coliform bacteria)95
Failure to monitor, Repeat Minor (Coliform bacteria)51
Initial Tap Sampling for Lead and Copper16
Operations Report13
Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator12
Failure to monitor or report, Routine/Repeat (Indicators of microbial or virus contamination)10
Filter Turbidity Reporting10
Public Education9
Maximum contaminant level, Acute (Coliform bacteria)8
Excess Turbidity at 1 NTU6
Record Keeping Violation4
Public Notification Violation for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations4
Treatment Technique (Surface Water Treatment Rule)4
Treatment Technique Precursor Removal3
Initial Water Quality Parameter Monitoring and Reporting2
Non-Acute maximum residual disinfectant level1
Monitoring & Reporting of Filter Profile/Comprehensive Performance Evaluations Failure1
Initial, Follow-up, or Routine Source Water Treatment Monitoring and Reporting1