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Alabama

  • 512 Utilities

  • Serving: 5,576,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 94

 

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

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Alabama serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically. Click the "more" button below to get the full list of utilities serving over 10,000 people.

Large utilities in Alabama

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Alabaster Water BoardAlabaster, AL38,361
Albertville Utilities BoardAlbertville, AL29,991
Alexander City Water DepartmentAlex City, AL27,000
Anniston Water and Sewer BoardAnniston, AL56,700
Arab Water Works BoardArab, AL34,800
Athens UtilitiesAthens, AL27,534
Auburn Water WorksAlabaster, AL60,003
Bessemer Water ServiceBessemer, AL81,759
Birmingham Water Works BoardBirmingham, AL591,243
Blount County WaterCleveland, AL17,139
Boaz Water and Sewer BoardBoaz, AL29,196
Butler County Water AuthorityGreenville, AL13,395
Calera Water WorksCalera, AL21,600
Calhoun County Water and Fire Protection AuthorityAlexandria, AL30,810
Carrolls Creek Water AuthorityNorthport, AL13,443
Central Elmore Water AuthorityWetumpka, AL32,877
Cherokee County Water AuthorityCentre, AL10,740
Citizens Water Service, Inc.Vance, AL10,950
City of Cullman Water WorksCullman, AL31,080
City of Talladega Water and Sewer BoardTalladega, AL19,284
Clanton Water DepartmentClanton, AL13,500
Colbert County Rural Water SystemTuscumbia, AL10,731
Columbiana Water WorksColumbiana, AL10,881
Covington County Water AuthorityAndalusia, AL13,089
Cullman County Water DepartmentCullman, AL47,658
Curry Water AuthorityJasper, AL17,160
DaphneDaphne, AL25,968
DecaturDecatur, AL77,100
Dekalb-Jackson Water Supply DistrictIder, AL14,937
Demopolis Water Works and Sewer BoardDemopolis, AL12,453
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Alabama

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
Cwm Water AuthorityDickinson, AL1,72231
Wedowee Water, Sewer, and Gas BoardWedowee, AL6,82524
US Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone Arsenal, AL28,50023
Tuskegee Utilities BoardTuskegee, AL13,50021
Vernon Water and Sewer BoardVernon, AL3,65420
Limestone County Water SystemAthens, AL58,50015
Waldo Water SystemTalladega, AL87015
Butler County Water AuthorityGreenville, AL13,39515
City of Talladega Water and Sewer BoardTalladega, AL19,28413
Woodland Water BoardWoodland, AL1,32012
Friendship Water WorksTallassee, AL3,72311
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL19,66510
Sweetwater Water and Sewer BoardSweet Water, AL49510
Autaugaville Water SystemAuturgaville, AL2,0888
Akron Water SystemAkron, AL5707
Eutaw Water DepartmentEutaw, AL4,1706
Dothan UtilitiesDothan, AL90,0696
Auburn Water WorksAlabaster, AL60,0036
Dadeville, Water Works and Sewage BoardDadeville, AL3,7446
Elkmont Water WorksElkmont, AL7955
Wetumpka Water Works and Sewer BoardWetumpka, AL9,6845
Faunsdale Water WorksFaunsdale, AL4975
Deer Park-Vinegar Bend Water and Fire Protection AuthorityChatom, AL1,3775
Red Level Water WorksRed Level, AL8465
PrattvillePrattville, AL39,6035
Excel Water SystemExcel, AL3,4895
Lake Mitchell Water, IncorporatedDaphne, AL3004
Twin Water AuthorityGuin, AL8044
Lanett Water WorksLanett, AL8,0764
Marion County Public Water AuthorityHamilton, AL2,8804

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Alabama

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
US Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone Arsenal, AL28,50023
Tuskegee Utilities BoardTuskegee, AL13,50021
Butler County Water AuthorityGreenville, AL13,39515
Limestone County Water SystemAthens, AL58,50015
City of Talladega Water and Sewer BoardTalladega, AL19,28413
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL19,66510
Dothan UtilitiesDothan, AL90,0696
Auburn Water WorksAlabaster, AL60,0036
PrattvillePrattville, AL39,6035
Fort Payne Water Works BoardFort Payne, AL21,3634
Tuscaloosa Water & SewerTuscaloosa, AL132,9364
Demopolis Water Works and Sewer BoardDemopolis, AL12,4532
Leeds Water BoardLeeds, AL17,3552
Russellville Water WorksRussellville, AL14,3251
Sumter County Water AuthorityLivingaton, AL10,2001
Alexander City Water DepartmentAlex City, AL27,0001
Blount County WaterCleveland, AL17,1391
Ft Mitchell Water SystemFt Mitchell, AL12,7051
Oneonta Utilities BoardOneonta, AL19,2001
Carrolls Creek Water AuthorityNorthport, AL13,4431

Contaminants found in Alabama above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
4895,484,3364915,520,132

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
4685,360,0424715,392,448

Bromodichloromethane
3144,678,0873104,662,859

Chromium (hexavalent)
2284,431,4982344,577,695

Chloroform
2824,409,4633324,756,622

Dibromochloromethane
2814,343,5172914,421,394

Nitrate
3293,914,2943914,968,355

Nitrate and nitrite
2073,236,9242283,941,546

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
1893,018,2861923,187,475

Chlorite
901,667,680781,538,890

Chlorate
881,274,4501793,902,883

Arsenic
40459,08538457,285

Bromoform
51402,70990777,183

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
28391,14627383,274

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
27377,79328389,496

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
23306,52822298,656

1,4-Dioxane
12137,715882,235,243

Manganese
1092,1322092,912,417

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
683,444683,444

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
781,94112327,851

Trichloroethylene
477,0349119,684

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)
665,727665,727

Atrazine
234,695338,538

Trichloroacetic acid
329,745329,745

Dichloroacetic acid
329,745329,745

Dibromoacetic acid
118,000118,000

Strontium
212,0032384,619,230

Thallium
310,6596263,973

Barium
39,9482173,070,261

Ethylene dibromide
19,5004348,821

Aluminum
18,1841422,894,483

Simazine
17,161239,270

Benzo[a]pyrene
14,17014,170

Radon
13,84313,843

Benzene
12,8804134,388

Cadmium
22,37022,370

Carbon tetrachloride
12,280436,657

Antimony
21,35632225,738

Contaminants found in Alabama above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
14,323