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Kentucky

  • 387 Utilities

  • Serving: 4,618,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 56

 

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 October 2015 to September 2018 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
Big Sandy Water DistrictCatlettsburg, KY13,04451
Hartford Municipal Water WorksHartford, KY3,11947
Olive Hill Municipal Water WorksOlive Hill, KY6,19241
Martin Water DepartmentMartin, KY1,16732
Mountain Water District #1 Marrow BonePikeville, KY48,28630
Crab Orchard Water DistrictCrab Orchard, KY1,48830
Mckinney Water DistrictMckinney, KY5,42326
New Haven Municipal Water WorksNew Haven, KY2,02025
Eubank Water SystemEubank, KY12,49225
North Manchester Water AssociationManchester, KY5,33221
Drakesboro Water DepartmentDrakesboro, KY88820
Whitley County Water District 92 WestWilliamsburg, KY32120
West Liberty Water CompanyWest Liberty, KY2,36720
Cloverport Water & Sewer SystemCloverport, KY1,56018
Albany Water WorksAlbany, KY14,70217
Calhoun Water WorksCalhoun, KY1,63416
Sacramento Water WorksSacramento, KY2,43516
Sharpsburg Water DistrictSharpsburg, KY4,33216
Dixon Water DepartmentDixon, KY1,25316
Jessamine County Water District #1Nicholasville, KY6,83116
Greenup Water SystemGreenup, KY12,19316
Jessamine S Elkhorn Water DistrictNicholasville, KY8,46115
Campton Water SystemCampton, KY6,60013
Clay Water WorksClay, KY1,65412
Knott County Water & Sewer DistrictVicco, KY7,02611
White Plains Water SystemWhite Plains, KY1,87110
Southern Water & Sewer DistrictMcdowell, KY22,48010
Morgan County Water DistrictWest Liberty, KY7,50210
Whitley County Water DistrictWilliamsburg, KY9,82510
Cave Run Regional Water CommissionWellington, KY2510

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
Big Sandy Water DistrictCatlettsburg, KY13,04451
Mountain Water District #1 Marrow BonePikeville, KY48,28630
Eubank Water SystemEubank, KY12,49225
Albany Water WorksAlbany, KY14,70217
Greenup Water SystemGreenup, KY12,19316
Southern Water & Sewer DistrictMcdowell, KY22,48010
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,4028
Pikeville Water DepartmentPikeville, KY12,7007
Nicholasville Water DepartmentNicholasville, KY34,2536
Grayson County Water DistrictFalls Of Rough, KY20,0335
Western Pulaski County Water DistrictSomerset, KY23,2645
North Marshall Water District #1Benton, KY16,2764
Henry County Water District #2Campbellsburg, KY17,7163
London Utility CommissionLondon, KY10,6043
Madisonville Light & WaterMadisonville, KY28,1022
East Laurel Water DistrictLondon, KY15,8572
E Daviess County Water Assoc IncKnottsville, KY11,9972
Barkley Lake Water DistrictCadiz, KY14,2842
West Laurel Water Assoc IncLondon, KY14,4252
Henderson County Water DistrictHenderson, KY19,0082
Martin County Water District #1Inez, KY10,8432
Hazard Water DepartmentHazard, KY26,7302
Grayson Utility CommissionGrayson, KY10,9501
Rattlesnake Ridge Water DistrictGrayson, KY11,5671
City of FlorenceFlorence, KY29,3511
Larue County Water District #1Buffalo, KY10,1661
Bardstown Municipal Water DepartmentBardstown, KY31,1851
Estill County Water DistrictIrvine, KY10,2221
Mt Washington Water CompanyMt Washington, KY23,7601
Green River Valley Water DistrictHorse Cave, KY17,4311

Contaminants found in Kentucky above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3744,602,7393754,603,779

Chromium (hexavalent)
2403,964,3922554,194,479

Radium-228
1702,473,8601702,473,860

Radium-226
1041,781,7811101,845,122

Chlorite
21974,040341,028,700

Chlorate
62936,7612013,399,999

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
3773,2573773,257

Arsenic
52417,01852417,018

Atrazine
17228,41325333,555

Bromodichloromethane
8126,5018126,501

Chloroform
8126,5018126,501

Dibromochloromethane
7108,9697108,969

Molybdenum
390,1901292,837,798

Uranium
2473,532851,688,354

Dichloroacetic acid
472,198472,198

Trichloroacetic acid
372,173472,198

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
849,372849,372

Bromoform
323,912472,198

Cadmium
216,362216,362

Aluminum
312,7831733,129,570

Nitrate and nitrite
27,974456,285

Nitrate
27,9743394,321,845

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
24,69324,693

Thallium
14,5381360,569

Antimony
13,24913,249

Manganese
31931091,133,391

1,4-Dioxane
125651,749,247

Contaminants found in Kentucky above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
22144,887

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1574,048