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Alaska

  • 411 Utilities

  • Serving: 673,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 57

 

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 October 2015 to September 2018 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
Kongiganak Water SystemKongiganak, AK294133
Newtok Water SystemNewtok, AK435127
Alakanuk Water SystemAlakanuk, AK57090
Kb Sub. Water Service AssociationSoldotna, AK17086
Little Diomede Water SupplyLittle Diomede, AK18479
River Terrace Trailer CourtSoldotna, AK33775
Kotzebue Municipal Water SystemKotzebue, AK3,29075
Native Village of SleetmuteBethel, AK8272
Thorne Bay, City ofThorne Bay, AK77565
NondaltonNondalton, AK20561
Chenega Ira VillageChenega Bay, AK5057
Platinum City Water SystemPlatinum, AK5149
Kwethluk New Piped Water SystemKwethluk, AK35048
Shishmaref Water SystemShishmaref, AK57246
Galena Water System Wtp-1Galena, AK67045
Vallenar View Mobile Home ParkKetchikan, AK22540
Kwigillingok WasheteriaKwigillingok, AK33839
Grayling Water SystemGrayling, AK19539
Bluffview Acres Water SystemWasilla, AK10035
Deering Utility SystemDeering, AK15035
Nightmute New Watering PointNightmute, AK24335
KasaanKasaan, AK4635
Nelson Lagoon Water SystemNelson Lagoon, AK10333
Gambell Water SystemGambell, AK66930
Nunam Iqua Water SystemNunam Iqua, AK21329
Sheena May EstatesWasilla, AK7426
Quinhagak Water SystemQuinhagak, AK70025
Koyukuk Safewater FacilityKoyukuk, AK9724
Bering St. SD - Teller Sc/washUnalakleet, AK29523
Totem Trailer Town Trailer CourtAnchorage, AK48019

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
JuneauJuneau, AK30,9482
JBER - ElmendorfJber, AK17,3712
SkagwaySkagway, AK12,3001

Contaminants found in Alaska above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
138585,244141585,732

Bromodichloromethane
131577,797131577,797

Chloroform
131577,687132578,434

Dichloroacetic acid
115564,047116564,619

Trichloroacetic acid
106546,831108549,843

Chromium (hexavalent)
21428,07821428,078

Arsenic
35277,15635277,156

Radium-226
139159,498167195,823

Radium-228
153157,531157160,732

Chlorate
8131,13123430,367

Dibromochloromethane
6196,71669322,283

Bromoform
2326,1342326,134

Uranium
914,5103966,690

Nitrate and nitrite
204,676211415,540

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