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Alaska

  • 411 Utilities

  • Serving: 673,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 55

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Alaska shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Alaska and provided to EWG by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Alaska serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically.

Large utilities in Alaska

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
College Utilities CorporationFairbanks, AK26,500
Doyon Utilities Jber - RichardsonFairbanks, AK20,602
Ft Wainwright - Main PostFairbanks, AK15,868
Golden Heart UtilitiesFairbanks, AK77,535
JBER - ElmendorfJber, AK17,371
JuneauJuneau, AK30,948
Municipality of AnchorageAnchorage, AK221,351
SitkaSitka, AK11,702
SkagwaySkagway, AK12,300
Wasilla Water SystemWasilla, AK18,222

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 2017 in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
HydaburgHydaburg, AK415154
Kivalina Water SystemKivalina, AK325124
Newtok Water SystemNewtok, AK43588
Kongiganak Water SystemKongiganak, AK29488
Kokhanok Water & WW SystemKokhanok, AK15574
Little Diomede Water SupplyLittle Diomede, AK18466
Angoon Public WaterAngoon, AK45062
Bluffview Acres Water SystemWasilla, AK10060
Kb Sub. Water Service AssociationSoldotna, AK17059
Alakanuk Water SystemAlakanuk, AK57057
Shaktoolik Water SystemShaktoolik, AK24056
Sheena May EstatesWasilla, AK7456
KasaanKasaan, AK4656
Platinum City Water SystemPlatinum, AK5150
Forest Park Trailer CourtAnchorage, AK17548
Native Village of SleetmuteBethel, AK8248
Chenega Ira VillageChenega Bay, AK5045
Kwigillingok WasheteriaKwigillingok, AK33845
Kotzebue Municipal Water SystemKotzebue, AK3,29045
University of Alaska - FairbanksFairbanks, AK6,20045
Emmonak Water SystemEmmonak, AK82044
Kwethluk New Piped Water SystemKwethluk, AK35038
Crooked Creek Watering PointCrooked Creek, AK14737
Thorne Bay, City ofThorne Bay, AK77536
Estell S/d, Lot 2Anchorage, AK4035
Nelson Lagoon Water SystemNelson Lagoon, AK10332
Clarks Point Water SystemClarks Point, AK12830
Perryville Water SystemPerryville, AK12030
River Terrace Trailer CourtSoldotna, AK33730
Tatitlek Water SystemTatitlek, AK9529

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 2017 in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency's Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database collects compliance and enforcement-related information for drinking water utilities nationwide. ECHO water quality violation scores take into account federal health-based water quality standards, as well as monitoring, reporting and other drinking water quality requirements. Points are accrued based on specific problems at the utility - violations of health-based drinking water standards receive more points than monitoring and reporting violations - and the length of time until the violations were corrected.

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Violation
Points
SitkaSitka, AK11,70210
SkagwaySkagway, AK12,3007
JuneauJuneau, AK30,9483
JBER - ElmendorfJber, AK17,3713
Doyon Utilities Jber - RichardsonFairbanks, AK20,6022
Municipality of AnchorageAnchorage, AK221,3511

Contaminants found in Alaska above health guidelines

Found above health guidelinesFound
Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
138585,244141585,732

Chloroform
126567,190132578,434

Dichloroacetic acid
115564,047116564,619

Trichloroacetic acid
106546,831108549,843

Bromodichloromethane
127521,217131577,797

Chromium (hexavalent)
21428,07821428,078

Arsenic
35277,15635277,156

Radium-226
139159,498167195,823

Radium-228
153157,531157160,732

Chlorate
8131,13123430,367

Dibromochloromethane
5370,98669322,283

Uranium
914,5103966,690

Nitrate and nitrite
204,676211415,540

Bromoform
52,5932326,134

Bromate
12,30012,300

Contaminants found in Alaska above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1210,922

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
1210,317

Arsenic
159,648

Uranium
1173