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Kansas

  • 875 Utilities

  • Serving: 2,812,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 92

 

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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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 October 2014 to September 2017 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
Pretty Prairie, City ofPretty Prairie, KS681192
Norwich, City ofNorwich, KS475189
Severy, City ofSevery, KS241181
Conway Springs, City ofConway Springs, KS1,239130
Hiawatha, City ofHiawatha, KS3,108110
Republic, City ofRepublic, KS112110
Elk City, City ofElk City, KS31481
Argonia, City ofArgonia, KS49280
Englewood, City ofEnglewood, KS7580
Beloit, City ofBeloit, KS3,79265
Montgomery County Rural Water District 13Sedan, KS16050
Mitchell County Rural Water District 1Beloit, KS34550
Woodbine, City ofWoodbine, KS17245
Miami County Rural Water District 3Osawatomie, KS2,43537
Miami County Rural Water District 1Paola, KS1,68025
Osage County Rural Water District 5Overbrook, KS3,18625
Neosho County Rural Water District 2Stark, KS1,21022
Potwin, City ofPotwin, KS43621
Brewster, City ofBrewster, KS30420
Towns Riverview SubdivisionGarden City, KS86020
Lebo, City ofLebo, KS91520
Whitewater, City ofWhitewater, KS70720
Osawatomie, City ofOsawatomie, KS4,35720
Leroy, City ofLeroy, KS55020
Geary County Rural Water District 1Junction City, KS21620
Sumner County Rural Water District 3Wellington, KS8020
Butler County Rural Water District 2El Dorado, KS1,53416
Linn Valley Lakes Property Owners AssociationLinn Valley, KS19315
Bushton, City ofBushton, KS27715
Wilson County Rural Water District 2Fredonia, KS19412

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 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
Public Wholesale WSD 13Mound City, KS16,0535
City of Dodge CityDodge City, KS28,1171
City of HutchinsonHutchinson, KS41,6421
City of EmporiaEmporia, KS24,7991

Contaminants found in Kansas above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
6482,693,2746772,755,347

Bromodichloromethane
6272,240,9746282,253,232

Dibromochloromethane
6322,232,8366322,232,836

Chromium (hexavalent)
1362,123,7231512,158,271

Chloroform
5592,118,2775652,176,679

Dichloroacetic acid
5071,989,8315562,172,281

Trichloroacetic acid
4401,818,1714551,942,271

Arsenic
3571,674,6503571,674,650

Bromoform
4211,594,1484701,708,831

Radium-228
3381,308,4573381,308,457

Atrazine
2011,250,4512331,468,896

Chlorite
77755,76178756,852

Bromate
30497,76930497,769

Radium-226
98311,120101313,244

Uranium
75182,22575182,225

Chlorate
17163,257811,371,225

Nitrate
143118,5417632,696,205

Radon
3480,3093480,309

Vinyl chloride
559,254559,254

Manganese
3458,207267730,895

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
433,247433,247

Strontium
423,3031562,161,008

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
115,840115,840

Aluminum
43,3103931,935,588

Selenium
92,1913771,875,840

Antimony
31,25541,408

Carbon tetrachloride
16381638

Barium
14595702,394,026

Contaminants found in Kansas above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
5132,342

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
3018,449

Nitrate
107,382

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
57,176

Uranium
75,237

Arsenic
4727

Selenium
194