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Kentucky

  • 385 Utilities

  • Serving: 4,615,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 59

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Kentucky shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Kentucky and provided to EWG by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection.

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LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Kentucky 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 Kentucky

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Albany Water WorksAlbany, KY14,702
Allen County Water DistrictScottsville, KY14,999
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,402
Barbourville Water & ElectricBarbourville, KY16,420
Bardstown Municipal Water DepartmentBardstown, KY31,185
Barkley Lake Water DistrictCadiz, KY14,284
Bath County Water DistrictSalt Lick, KY10,085
Berea Municipal UtilitiesBerea, KY12,031
Big Sandy Water DistrictCatlettsburg, KY13,044
Boone County Water & Sewer DistrictBurlington, KY66,300
Bowling Green Municipal UtilitiesBowling Green, KY44,912
Bullock Pen Water DistrictCrittenden, KY20,048
Butler County Water System IncBowling Green, KY14,256
Campbellsville Municipal WaterCampbellsville, KY24,874
Cannonsburg Water DistrictAshland, KY10,692
Christian County Water DistrictHopkinsville, KY15,841
City of FlorenceFlorence, KY29,351
City of Hardinsburg RO WTPHardinsburg, KY15,602
Columbia/Adair Utilities DistrictColumbia, KY22,113
Corbin Utilities CommissionCorbin, KY16,065
Crittenden-Livingston County Water DistrictSalem, KY10,567
Danville City Water WorksDanville, KY32,600
E Daviess County Water Assoc IncKnottsville, KY11,997
East Casey County Water DistrictLiberty, KY12,460
East Laurel Water DistrictLondon, KY15,857
Edmonson County Water DistrictBrownsville, KY29,872
Estill County Water DistrictIrvine, KY10,222
Eubank Water SystemEubank, KY12,492
Fleming County Water AssociationFlemingsburg, KY11,779
Fort CampbellFort Campbell, KY18,000
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Kentucky

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
Pikeville Water DepartmentPikeville, KY12,70092
Campton Water SystemCampton, KY6,60089
Sharpsburg Water DistrictSharpsburg, KY4,33289
Uniontown Water & Sewer DepartmentUniontown, KY1,49667
Mountain Water District #1 Marrow BonePikeville, KY48,28667
Nebo Water DistrictNebo, KY4,70265
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,40264
New Haven Municipal Water WorksNew Haven, KY2,02062
Jessamine County Water District #1Nicholasville, KY6,83159
Calhoun Water WorksCalhoun, KY1,63457
Tompkinsville Water WorksTompkinsville, KY3,69553
Olive Hill Municipal Water WorksOlive Hill, KY6,19247
Albany Water WorksAlbany, KY14,70247
Providence Water WorksProvidence, KY4,53846
Jenkins Water SystemJenkins, KY2,60944
Edmonton Water WorksEdmonton, KY8,51544
Dixon Water DepartmentDixon, KY1,25341
Jamestown Municipal Water WorksJamestown, KY9,68440
Burnside Water CompanyBurnside, KY2,28440
Mount Olivet Water DepartmentMt Olivet, KY81440
Drakesboro Water DepartmentDrakesboro, KY88838
Corinth Water DistrictCorinth, KY3,13938
Paintsville Municipal Water WorksPaintsville, KY24,35437
Hodgenville Water WorksHodgenville, KY4,62936
East Casey County Water DistrictLiberty, KY12,46032
Williamstown Municipal Water DepartmentWilliamstown, KY5,49531
Lyon County Water DistrictKuttawa, KY6,74430
Danville City Water WorksDanville, KY32,60030
Fordsville Water DistrictFordsville, KY1,33728
Irvine Municipal UtilitiesIrvine, KY5,64927

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

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
Pikeville Water DepartmentPikeville, KY12,70092
Mountain Water District #1 Marrow BonePikeville, KY48,28667
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,40264
Albany Water WorksAlbany, KY14,70247
Paintsville Municipal Water WorksPaintsville, KY24,35437
East Casey County Water DistrictLiberty, KY12,46032
Danville City Water WorksDanville, KY32,60030
Grayson County Water DistrictFalls Of Rough, KY20,03327
Henderson County Water DistrictHenderson, KY19,00818
Ohio County Water DistrictHartford, KY17,80217
Rowan Water IncMorehead, KY18,76517
Maysville Utility CommissionMaysville, KY13,60017
E Daviess County Water Assoc IncKnottsville, KY11,99717
North Mercer Water DistrictSalvisa, KY12,88412
North Marshall Water District #1Benton, KY16,27612
Barbourville Water & ElectricBarbourville, KY16,42012
Bullock Pen Water DistrictCrittenden, KY20,04811
West Daviess County Water DistrictOwensboro, KY13,26410
Harrison County Water AssocCynthiana`, KY16,7369
Nicholasville Water DepartmentNicholasville, KY34,2539
Henry County Water District #2Campbellsburg, KY17,7167
North Shelby Water DistrictBagdad, KY14,6605
Pineville Water SystemPineville, KY16,5735
East Laurel Water DistrictLondon, KY15,8574
Wood Creek Water DistrictLondon, KY14,3453
Estill County Water DistrictIrvine, KY10,2223
Campbellsville Municipal WaterCampbellsville, KY24,8743
Henderson Municipal Water & SewerHenderson, KY31,7053
Berea Municipal UtilitiesBerea, KY12,0312
Owensboro Municipal UtilitiesOwensboro, KY67,6912

Contaminants found in Kentucky above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3754,609,3303764,609,404

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
3664,563,5583674,566,552

Nitrate
3234,203,1973484,290,907

Chromium (hexavalent)
2143,848,4402274,077,770

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
2733,279,5902703,276,132

Arsenic
1411,266,2991351,236,082

Chlorite
281,128,603411,183,263

Chlorate
51876,5331753,269,784

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
3773,2573773,257

Atrazine
33329,25770845,501

Bromodichloromethane
10204,6858109,034

Dibromochloromethane
10204,6858109,034

Chloroform
10204,6858109,034

Nitrate and nitrite
10189,5469103,720

Dichloroacetic acid
6167,849472,198

Dibromoacetic acid
6167,849472,198

Trichloroacetic acid
6167,849472,198

Bromoform
5119,563472,198

Molybdenum
390,1901132,750,718

Thallium
1158,65332232,398

Benzo[a]pyrene
857,42218207,060

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
745,303846,503

Aluminum
1126,6202373,517,159

Simazine
422,26632366,365

Cadmium
513,744618,327

Uranium
413,3351164,908

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
13,71313,713

Antimony
13,249637,899

Beryllium
11,29130280,414

Manganese
2931762,047,302

1,4-Dioxane
125551,698,391

Contaminants found in Kentucky above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
638,704

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
36,306

Thallium
13,528