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Colorado

  • 876 Utilities

  • Serving: 5,591,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 97

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Colorado shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Colorado and provided to EWG by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

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ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Colorado 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 Colorado

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Arapahoe Cnty WwwaCentennial, CO31,000
Bancroft Clover WSDLakewood, CO50,000
Bear Creek WSDLakewood, CO31,150
Canon CityCanon City, CO34,800
Castle RockCastle Rock, CO54,826
Centennial Water and Sanitation DistrictHighlands Ranch, CO88,042
Cherokee MDColorado Springs, CO20,600
Cherry Creek Valley WSDDenver, CO15,400
City and County of BroomfieldBroomfield, CO87,104
City of ArvadaArvada, CO107,161
City of AspenAspen, CO31,100
City of AuroraAurora, CO314,346
City of Black HawkBlack Hawk, CO15,167
City of BoulderBoulder, CO166,080
City of BrightonBrighton, CO32,700
City of DurangoDurango, CO23,069
City of EnglewoodEnglewood, CO46,541
City of EvansEvans, CO19,369
City of Federal HeightsFederal Heights, CO11,678
City of Fort CollinsFort Collins, CO129,100
City of FountainFountain, CO21,000
City of Ft MorganFort Morgan, CO12,000
City of GoldenGolden, CO28,232
City of GreeleyGreeley, CO91,109
City of LafayetteLafayette, CO27,651
City of LongmontLongmont, CO87,850
City of LouisvilleLouisville, CO19,500
City of LovelandLoveland, CO71,985
City of MontroseMontrose, CO17,000
City of NorthglennNorthglenn, CO35,357
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in Colorado

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
Sun Meadow EstatesGlenwood Springs, CO49130
Riverside Water CompanyRocky Ford, CO9097
Rye, Town ofRye, CO24491
Alpine Village LLCColorado Springs, CO8075
Beehive Water Company No. 1Cheraw, CO15460
Brighton Mobile Home ParkLittleton, CO7760
Manzanola, Town ofManzanola, CO49760
Somerset, Town ofSomerset, CO10055
Vroman Water CompanyManzanola, CO12542
South Swink Water CompanyLa Junta, CO60040
Cheraw, Town ofCheraw, CO25440
Fayette Water CompanyManzanola, CO7534
Valley Water CompanyManzanola, CO27032
Patterson Valley Water CompanyRocky Ford, CO12031
High Valley Mobile Home ParkAlamosa, CO8531
North Holbrook Water CompanyRocky Ford, CO7531
May Valley WaWiley, CO1,50030
Peetz, Town ofPeetz, CO29530
Eureka Water CompanySwink, CO49830
Sheridan Lake Water CompanySheridan Lake, CO8030
Lake Durango WaDurango, CO2,80029
Merino, Town ofMerino, CO23526
Signal Mountain Ranch Property Owners Water CompanyBeulah, CO6625
Asgard Subdivision WaSilt, CO8025
Highland Lakes Water DistrictDivide, CO87522
Holbrook Center Soft WaLa Junta, CO5120
East End WaLa Junta, CO7019
Branson, Town ofBranson, CO11015
Holly, Town ofHolly, CO90015
Indian Hills Water DistrictIndian Hills, CO1,30014

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 in Colorado

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 Air Force AcademyUsaf Academy, CO16,8766
City of AspenAspen, CO31,1002
City of SterlingSterling, CO13,7941
Colorado Springs UtilitiesColorado Springs, CO418,0961
City of TrinidadTrinidad, CO11,4001
City of Federal HeightsFederal Heights, CO11,6781

Contaminants found in Colorado above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
5815,496,1675945,512,004

Chromium (hexavalent)
1563,848,0771894,915,700

Radium-228
3803,844,5803833,845,539

Bromodichloromethane
4493,423,1194493,423,119

Chloroform
4013,379,3054063,390,149

Dibromochloromethane
3662,800,9803672,841,397

Radium-226
4472,529,2884773,168,442

Uranium
3671,704,2344634,017,992

Dichloroacetic acid
2821,468,7662901,517,259

Trichloroacetic acid
2581,435,3062591,443,780

Chlorite
401,024,055431,042,327

Bromoform
175563,590201651,365

Chlorate
17547,2831363,196,532

Radon
14261,57914261,579

Arsenic
70215,44670215,446

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
9113,8609113,860

1,4-Dioxane
483,01820673,295

Nitrate
3774,3816554,674,190

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
661,907661,907

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
661,907661,907

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
661,907661,907

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
661,907661,907

Bromate
632,281632,281

Thallium
630,9081054,396

Vinyl chloride
226,250226,250

Cadmium
524,599524,599

Perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS)
119,000119,000

Carbon tetrachloride
18,39018,390

Antimony
42,658421,485,912

Selenium
21,280111826,090

Barium
18503694,809,895

Manganese
152555,130

Aluminum
15251525

Benzene
13831383

Nitrate and nitrite
22371642,784,817

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
22292229

Chloromethane
1601110,312

Contaminants found in Colorado above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
195,458

Nitrate
24,311

Uranium
71,664

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3234