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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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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 October 2015 to September 2018 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
Severy, City ofSevery, KS241223
Pretty Prairie, City ofPretty Prairie, KS681191
Norwich, City ofNorwich, KS475188
Republic, City ofRepublic, KS112150
Conway Springs, City ofConway Springs, KS1,239123
Hiawatha, City ofHiawatha, KS3,108120
Englewood, City ofEnglewood, KS7590
Beloit, City ofBeloit, KS3,79287
Elk City, City ofElk City, KS31486
Mitchell County Rural Water District 1Beloit, KS34566
Woodbine, City ofWoodbine, KS17266
Ford, City ofFord, KS22052
Bushton, City ofBushton, KS27736
Pleasanton, City ofPleasanton, KS1,18030
Linwood, City ofLinwood, KS38427
Reno County Rural Water District 1Hutchinson, KS12325
Wilson County Rural Water District 1Fredonia, KS30725
Canton, City ofCanton, KS74921
Brewster, City ofBrewster, KS30420
Woodson County Rural Water District 1Piqua, KS1,77320
Elmdale, City ofElmdale, KS5317
Frontenac, City ofFrontenac, KS3,44416
Chautauqua County Rural Water District 1Sedan, KS13515
Western Acres Mobile Home CourtHutchinson, KS3014
Florence, City ofFlorence, KS44412
Norton, City ofNorton, KS2,84611
Greenleaf, City ofGreenleaf, KS31411
Public Wholesale Water Supply District 11Girard, KS110
Madison, City ofMadison, KS66110
Kensington, City ofKensington, KS46110

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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, KS16,0536
City of TopekaTopeka, KS165,0005
City of EmporiaEmporia, KS24,7995
Fort RileyFort Riley, KS28,4965
City of SalinaSalina, KS47,8671
City of AtchisonAtchison, KS10,7711
Leavenworth Water DepartmentLeavenworth, KS36,0001

Contaminants found in Kansas above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
6482,693,2746762,755,297

Nitrate
7172,479,3817632,696,205

Bromodichloromethane
6272,240,9746282,253,232

Dibromochloromethane
6312,232,7866312,232,786

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
3501,629,5633501,629,563

Bromoform
4211,594,1484701,708,831

Radium-228
3321,302,9973321,302,997

Atrazine
2021,212,1042291,421,642

Chlorite
77755,76178756,852

Bromate
30497,76930497,769

Nitrate and nitrite
3334,4563334,456

Radium-226
93295,85596297,979

Desisopropylatrazine
31261,20431261,204

Uranium
73181,54873181,548

Chlorate
17163,257811,371,225

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
433,247433,247

Strontium
222,4251512,158,271

Manganese
3117,108258683,477

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
115,840115,840

Aluminum
43,3103871,932,285

Radon
22,55622,556

Selenium
92,1913741,881,473

Antimony
31,25541,408

Carbon tetrachloride
16381638

Barium
14595632,361,108

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
54,654

Selenium
194