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National Drinking Water Database


Kansas


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This drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by water utilities in Kansas, provided to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 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.

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Violation Summary for Kansas

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

Violation TypeNumber of Violations
Over maximum contaminant level, Average1,229
Failure to monitor, Routine Minor (Coliform bacteria)421
Treatment Technique Precursor Removal342
Failure to report information to the public or state agency in the Consumer Confidence Report334
Filter Turbidity Reporting220
Public Notification Violation for National Primary Drinking Water Regulations168
Over maximum contaminant level, Single Sample168
Maximum contaminant level, Monthly (Coliform bacteria)167
Failure to monitor, Routine Major (Coliform bacteria)138
Inadequate reporting of information to the public89
Failure to monitor regularly72
Excess Turbidity at 0.3 NTU54
Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling39
Treatment Technique (Surface Water Treatment Rule)30
Monitoring and Reporting Disinfection Byproduct Rule29
Failure to monitor, Repeat Major (Coliform bacteria)28
Excess Turbidity at 1 NTU27
Maximum contaminant level, Acute (Coliform bacteria)23
Failure to monitor or report, Routine/Repeat (Indicators of microbial or virus contamination)19
Failure to notify state agency15
Sanitary Survey (Coliform bacteria)2
Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment Study Recommendation2
Public Education2
Failure to notify public of violation1