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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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North Carolina

  • 1,996 Utilities

  • Serving: 7,971,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 94

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for North Carolina shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in North Carolina and provided to EWG by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

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ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in North Carolina 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 North Carolina

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Alexander County Water DistrictTaylorsville, NC12,195
Anson County Water SystemLilesville, NC12,750
Appalachian State Univ WTPBoone, NC11,150
Bayleaf MasterRaleigh, NC16,500
Beaufort County Northside Regional WaterWashington, NC21,487
Bertie County Regional WaterWindsor, NC11,238
Bladen County Water Dist-West BladenElizabethtown, NC12,500
Broad River Water AuthorityRutherfordton, NC16,250
Brookwood Comm. Water SystemFayetteville, NC15,665
Brunswick County Water SystemLeland, NC77,891
Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2goLeland, NC20,663
Caldwell County Water System-SELenoir, NC14,212
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority - New Hanover CountyWilmington, NC29,397
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority - WilmingtonWilmington, NC128,800
Carolina Beach Water SystemCarolina Beach, NC12,840
CaryApex, NC145,000
Charlotte WaterCharlotte, NC833,579
Chatham Co-NorthApex, NC15,988
Chowan County Water SystemEdenton, NC10,762
City of AlbemarleAlbemarle, NC16,500
City of ArchdaleArchdale, NC12,200
City of AsheboroAsheboro, NC28,047
City of AshevilleAsheville, NC124,300
City of BelmontBelmont, NC10,076
City of BurlingtonBurlington, NC52,034
City of ClintonClinton, NC12,410
City of ConcordConcord, NC87,654
City of ConoverConover, NC14,554
City of DunnErwin, NC11,747
City of DurhamDurham, NC265,472
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in North Carolina

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
Carolina Manor Mobile Home ParkProvidence, NC84244
Holly Faye Mobile Home ParkGastonia, NC6097
Kensington Place S/dOak Ridge, NC5881
Roper Water SystemRoper, NC62072
Yadkin County Water - Highway 21Jonesville, NC23660
Cedar Lake CondoChapel Hill, NC8458
Nantahala VillageBryson City, NC8553
City of LexingtonLexington, NC22,41548
Franklinton, Town ofFranklinton, NC2,02348
Cleveland Mobile Home ParkGarner, NC8448
Whispering Pines Mobile Home ParkDurham, NC29344
Rockbridge S/dKnightdale, NC40044
Adams Mobile Home ParkMiddlesex, NC4242
Dallas, Town ofDallas, NC6,79541
Richmond County Water SystemRockingham, NC25,41040
Snug Harbor On Nelson BaySea Level, NC10836
Knightdale Estates Mobile Home ParkRaleigh, NC28533
Kirk Glen S/dWeaverville, NC9231
Stovall, Town ofStovall, NC48330
Ridgedale HoaCandler, NC4830
Yanceyville, Town ofYanceyville, NC2,71630
Halifax Co--HalifaxRoanoke Rapids, NC19,76229
The Hills of RosemontDurham, NC8629
Meadowview Mobile Home ParkStokesdale, NC9228
Camelot Mobile Home ParkAsheville, NC8528
Chapel Grove Mobile Home ParkGastonia, NC8627
Pender County UtilitiesBurgaw, NC15,13827
Raintree Mobile Home ParkFayetteville, NC9527
Kenly, Town ofKenly, NC1,85027
Wrightsville Beach Water SystemWrightsville Be, NC5,08726

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

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
City of LexingtonLexington, NC22,41548
Richmond County Water SystemRockingham, NC25,41040
Halifax Co--HalifaxRoanoke Rapids, NC19,76229
Pender County UtilitiesBurgaw, NC15,13827
City of ConcordConcord, NC87,65415
City of StatesvilleStatesville, NC24,98110
Union County Water SystemMonroe, NC110,8256
HarrisburgHarrisburg, NC14,6336
City of DurhamDurham, NC265,4726
City of AsheboroAsheboro, NC28,0475
City of AlbemarleAlbemarle, NC16,5003
Edgecombe Water & Sewer DistrictTarboro, NC10,5793
Town of TarboroTarboro, NC11,4153
Town of Holly SpringsHolly Springs, NC26,0003
Southern PinesPinebluff, NC16,2002
Town of MooresvilleMooresville, NC34,8872
Town of Forest CityForest City, NC16,5582
Moore County Public Util. - PinehurstCarthage, NC19,3682
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary DistrictRoanoke Rapids, NC19,4492
Wayne Water DistrictsGoldsboro, NC49,0222
Pamlico County WaterBayboro, NC15,5462
Gates County Water SystemGates, NC11,6212
City of NewtonNewton, NC12,9611
City of KingTobaccoville, NC20,4901
Iredell Water CorporationStatesville, NC22,1021
Pasquotank County Water SystemElizabeth City, NC10,0151
Davidson Water Inc.Lexington, NC147,4551
City of SanfordSanford, NC41,4831
North Lenoir Water CorpKinston, NC14,6691
Town of ApexApex, NC44,1641

Contaminants found in North Carolina above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1,0097,676,1451,0097,676,145

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
8357,581,9128357,581,912

Bromodichloromethane
8497,544,8248497,544,824

Chloroform
8627,493,8088797,538,961

Dichloroacetic acid
8077,463,4728097,475,958

Trichloroacetic acid
7197,415,9227197,415,922

Dibromochloromethane
7567,072,5787667,132,614

Chromium (hexavalent)
3575,835,4554016,860,061

Dibromoacetic acid
4605,270,3274686,121,724

Bromoform
2912,665,8753603,833,569

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
7082,163,2627102,195,724

Chlorate
1072,045,5393395,695,023

1,4-Dioxane
931,207,9541482,115,933

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
721,006,990651,004,216

Nitrate
748830,7638091,756,282

Chlorite
45659,873471,482,604

Thallium
9558,445171,425,776

Bromate
13463,40512463,180

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
5319,0916334,379

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
4309,2415325,741

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
27281,49625299,219

Nitrate and nitrite
430266,936461750,767

Atrazine
30226,93566920,565

Benzo[a]pyrene
7183,03217230,595

Uranium
337149,364409453,536

Arsenic
3789,2803688,808

Vinyl chloride
782,4939113,933

Manganese
13654,6337892,756,054

Radon
348,670348,670

Carbon tetrachloride
830,0881247,889

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
1929,4601929,460

Heptachlor epoxide
3322,5063754,983

Heptachlor
29,03512140,465

Trichloroethylene
75,0101435,460

Chlordane
152,952152,952

1,2-Dichloropropane
132,606206,120

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
12,480218,145

Strontium-90
12,14312,143

Antimony
101,7781233,943

Benzene
287831,295

Ethylene dibromide
38074967

Cadmium
48064806

Barium
139557122,062

Styrene
12102372

Beryllium
181181

Selenium
1681021,804

Toxaphene
130130

Simazine
12550326,744

Contaminants found in North Carolina above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
714,488

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
12,767

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
71,282

Uranium
41,168

Beryllium
181