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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Kansas

  • 870 Utilities

  • Serving: 2,809,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 75

 

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

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ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Kansas 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 Kansas

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
City of Arkansas CityArkansas City, KS12,205
City of AtchisonAtchison, KS10,771
City of Dodge CityDodge City, KS28,117
City of El DoradoEl Dorado, KS12,879
City of EmporiaEmporia, KS24,799
City of Garden CityGarden City, KS27,004
City of GardnerGardner, KS20,667
City of Great BendGreat Bend, KS15,840
City of HaysHays, KS21,044
City of HaysvilleHaysville, KS11,112
City of HutchinsonHutchinson, KS41,642
City of Junction CityJunction City, KS24,665
City of LawrenceLawrence, KS92,783
City of LiberalLiberal, KS21,012
City of ManhattanManhattan, KS56,078
City of McPhersonMcpherson, KS13,189
City of NewtonNewton, KS19,120
City of OlatheOlathe, KS133,062
City of OttawaOttawa, KS12,403
City of ParsonsParsons, KS10,174
City of PittsburgPittsburg, KS20,394
City of SalinaSalina, KS47,867
City of TopekaTopeka, KS165,000
City of WichitaWichita, KS388,413
City of WinfieldWinfield, KS12,258
El Paso Water CompanyDerby, KS23,234
Fort Leavenworth American Water Ent IncFort Leavenworth, KS12,934
Fort RileyFort Riley, KS28,496
Kansas City Board of Public UtilitiesKansas City, KS149,636
Leavenworth Water DepartmentLeavenworth, KS36,000
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Kansas

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
Norwich, City ofNorwich, KS475221
Pretty Prairie, City ofPretty Prairie, KS681196
Republic, City ofRepublic, KS112178
Ford, City ofFord, KS220117
Heritage FeedersSublette, KS3294
Brewster, City ofBrewster, KS30477
Woodbine, City ofWoodbine, KS17276
Miami County Rural Water District 3Osawatomie, KS2,43565
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 19Columbus, KS5,56962
Labette County Rural Water District 1cOswego, KS28561
Carbondale, City ofCarbondale, KS1,40560
Pleasanton, City ofPleasanton, KS1,18056
Western Acres Mobile Home CourtHutchinson, KS3054
Powhattan, City ofPowhattan, KS7650
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 12Melvern, KS7,53546
Mitchell County Rural Water District 2Glen Elder, KS1,29146
Rocky Ford Water Company Inc.Manhattan, KS5243
Canton, City ofCanton, KS74942
Elmdale, City ofElmdale, KS5342
Brown County Rural Water District 2Powhattan, KS72441
Robinson, City ofRobinson, KS23141
Whitehurst Trailer ParkGarden City, KS14040
Norton, City ofNorton, KS2,84639
Osawatomie, City ofOsawatomie, KS4,35737
City of AtchisonAtchison, KS10,77137
Wilson County Rural Water District 1Fredonia, KS30737
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 23Fredonia, KS137
Richmond, City ofRichmond, KS45736
Kanopolis, City ofKanopolis, KS47934
Peabody, City ofPeabody, KS1,15634

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

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
City of AtchisonAtchison, KS10,77137
Fort RileyFort Riley, KS28,49625
City of EmporiaEmporia, KS24,79919
City of HaysvilleHaysville, KS11,11211
City of Arkansas CityArkansas City, KS12,20510
City of LiberalLiberal, KS21,0126
City of ParsonsParsons, KS10,1745
City of Dodge CityDodge City, KS28,1173
City of El DoradoEl Dorado, KS12,8791

Contaminants found in Kansas above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
7912,731,1197912,731,119

Nitrate
7662,714,9978032,775,496

Dibromochloromethane
7882,174,1727892,182,046

Bromodichloromethane
7712,150,4587712,150,458

Chromium (hexavalent)
1392,102,9611392,126,207

Chloroform
6722,004,6947112,119,188

Arsenic
5652,000,3735491,992,605

Atrazine
3441,970,1153852,244,366

Dichloroacetic acid
5961,582,9967111,777,356

Bromoform
5381,434,5646431,683,012

Trichloroacetic acid
4751,394,1855601,645,960

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
5301,022,4465231,016,572

Chlorite
66597,69475623,672

Bromate
42523,89739536,162

Desethylatrazine
85482,15974477,731

Uranium
55309,50755309,507

Desisopropylatrazine
36278,27435276,034

Chlorate
18164,667741,354,527

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
1052,8031052,803

Manganese
6544,7654821,487,593

Strontium
222,4251392,126,207

Carbon tetrachloride
1016,4231318,284

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
115,840115,840

1,2-Dichloroethane
13,92713,927

Nitrate and nitrite
33,87611,204

Aluminum
43,3103941,978,327

Selenium
102,4716472,382,709

Chloromethane
11,69211,692

Antimony
31,25552,073

Barium
14598202,785,379

Contaminants found in Kansas above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
2213,899

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
1211,799

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
57,191

Nitrate
66,299

Uranium
42,820

Arsenic
52,324

Atrazine
2848

Selenium
2603