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Alabama

  • 515 Utilities

  • Serving: 5,602,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 82

 

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
AndalusiaAndalusia, AL28,314
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
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
Tuskegee Utilities BoardTuskegee, AL13,50010
Choctaw-Edna Water Authority Inc.Pennington, AL89410
Double Springs, Town of W&s BoardDouble Springs, AL5,4396
Parker Creek Water CompanyBirmingham, AL1,5005
Macon County Water AuthorityTuskegee, AL7,5665
White House Water System Inc.Bay Minette, AL5,1632
Highland Water AuthorityGadsden, AL5,2712
White Hall Water SystemLowndesboro, AL2,2501
US Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone Arsenal, AL28,5001
Triana Water WorksTriana, AL1,0021
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL19,6651
Northwest St. Clair Water SystemSpringville, AL2,7061
Daviston Water System, Town ofDaviston, AL6301
Ray Community Water and Fire Pro AuthorityAlexander City, AL1,2961
Jasper Water Works and Sewer BoardJasper, AL29,7001
Hamden Ridge Water AuthorityEvergreen, AL2,0281
Chisholm Heights Water and F P AuthorityFlorence, AL4,3021
Gordon Water WorksGordon, AL4801
Eutaw Water DepartmentEutaw, AL4,1701
PrattvillePrattville, AL39,6031
North Baldwin UtilitiesBay Minette, AL15,7951
Belforest Water SystemDaphne, AL3,8431
Robertsdale, City ofRobertsdale, AL7,2601
Hollins Water AuthorityHollins, AL1,3021
Colbert County Rural Water SystemTuscumbia, AL10,7311
Leighton (wsb of The, Town of)Leighton, AL1,2061
Tuscumbia Water WorksTuscumbia, AL13,3381
Goodwater Water Works and Sewer Bd, City ofGoodwater, AL2,6401
Collinsville Water WorksCollinsville, AL3,9001
Fort Payne Water Works BoardFort Payne, AL21,3631

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
Tuskegee Utilities BoardTuskegee, AL13,50010
PrattvillePrattville, AL39,6031
North Baldwin UtilitiesBay Minette, AL15,7951
Troy UtilitiesTroy, AL19,6651
Fort Payne Water Works BoardFort Payne, AL21,3631
US Army Aviation and Missile CommandRedstone Arsenal, AL28,5001
Colbert County Rural Water SystemTuscumbia, AL10,7311
Jasper Water Works and Sewer BoardJasper, AL29,7001
Tuscumbia Water WorksTuscumbia, AL13,3381

Contaminants found in Alabama above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
4495,301,0914685,448,371

Chromium (hexavalent)
2834,694,3083094,941,615

Chloroform
2404,161,8132564,271,739

Bromodichloromethane
2414,137,1502414,137,150

Nitrate
3313,968,4824035,062,637

Dibromochloromethane
2183,506,2872183,506,287

Nitrate and nitrite
2333,454,4712754,269,595

Radium-228
3133,118,9423133,118,942

Radium-226
1122,160,3601122,160,360

Chlorite
1011,827,0351011,827,035

Chlorate
1001,366,8352304,144,789

Bromoform
58549,51464627,972

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
37442,44337442,443

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
37438,68139458,256

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
33364,99533364,995

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
16350,09316350,093

1,4-Dioxane
14155,1421172,399,190

Arsenic
14134,20014134,200

Trichloroacetic acid
892,964892,964

Dichloroacetic acid
892,964892,964

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)
989,724989,724

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

Aluminum
941,5291182,323,964

Radon
438,685438,685

Trichloroethylene
337,983670,617

Chloromethane
232,23534359,480

Atrazine
127,534127,534

Carbon tetrachloride
215,675215,675

Manganese
314,400911,523,753

Strontium
212,0033164,990,011

Contaminants found in Alabama above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served