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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 2014 to September 2017 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
North Hopkins Water DistrictMadisonville, KY3,72569
Martin Water DepartmentMartin, KY1,16769
Pikeville Water DepartmentPikeville, KY12,70068
Campton Water SystemCampton, KY6,60066
Hanson Water SystemHanson, KY1,41465
Nebo Water DistrictNebo, KY4,70265
Martin County Water District #1Inez, KY10,84360
Sharpsburg Water DistrictSharpsburg, KY4,33246
Greenup Water SystemGreenup, KY12,19345
Uniontown Water & Sewer DepartmentUniontown, KY1,49641
Magoffin County Water DistrictSalyersville, KY10,29436
Calhoun Water WorksCalhoun, KY1,63435
Jamestown Municipal Water WorksJamestown, KY9,68435
Burnside Water CompanyBurnside, KY2,28431
Southern Water & Sewer DistrictMcdowell, KY22,48031
Big Sandy Water DistrictCatlettsburg, KY13,04430
Hartford Municipal Water WorksHartford, KY3,11927
Madisonville Light & WaterMadisonville, KY28,10222
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,40221
Muhlenberg County Water DistrictGreenville, KY16,84520
Lyon County Water DistrictKuttawa, KY6,74420
Jessamine County Water District #1Nicholasville, KY6,83120
Letcher County Water DistrictWhitesburg, KY2,67320
Edmonton Water WorksEdmonton, KY8,51517
Village of BuckhornBuckhorn, KY83215
Monroe County Water DistrictTompkinsville, KY9,60815
Wurtland Water DepartmentWurtland, KY1,81512
Black Mountain Utility/wallinsBaxter, KY1,48511
New Haven Municipal Water WorksNew Haven, KY2,02011
Union County Water DistrictMorganfield, KY6,11710

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 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, KY12,70068
Martin County Water District #1Inez, KY10,84360
Greenup Water SystemGreenup, KY12,19345
Magoffin County Water DistrictSalyersville, KY10,29436
Southern Water & Sewer DistrictMcdowell, KY22,48031
Big Sandy Water DistrictCatlettsburg, KY13,04430
Madisonville Light & WaterMadisonville, KY28,10222
Ashland Water WorksAshland, KY44,40221
Muhlenberg County Water DistrictGreenville, KY16,84520
Mountain Water District #1 Marrow BonePikeville, KY48,28610
Grayson County Water DistrictFalls Of Rough, KY20,0338
Prestonsburg City UtilitiesPrestonsburg, KY20,3685
Larue County Water District #1Buffalo, KY10,1665
East Casey County Water DistrictLiberty, KY12,4605
E Daviess County Water Assoc IncKnottsville, KY11,9975
Edmonson County Water DistrictBrownsville, KY29,8725
West Daviess County Water DistrictOwensboro, KY13,2645
Georgetown Municipal Water ServiceGeorgetown, KY35,7145
Eubank Water SystemEubank, KY12,4925
North Marshall Water District #1Benton, KY16,2763
Barbourville Water & ElectricBarbourville, KY16,4203
London Utility CommissionLondon, KY10,6043
Henderson County Water DistrictHenderson, KY19,0082
Henry County Water District #2Campbellsburg, KY17,7162
Crittenden-Livingston County Water DistrictSalem, KY10,5672
Nicholasville Water DepartmentNicholasville, KY34,2532
East Laurel Water DistrictLondon, KY15,8572
Danville City Water WorksDanville, KY32,6002
Pineville Water SystemPineville, KY16,5732
Barkley Lake Water DistrictCadiz, KY14,2841

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
15223,80925333,555

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

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

Bromoform
125472,198

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