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North Carolina

  • 2,010 Utilities

  • Serving: 7,952,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 96

 

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 October 2014 to September 2017 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
Big Ridge Mobile Home ParkNewport, NC50160
Carolina Manor Mobile Home ParkProvidence, NC84160
Carthage, Town ofCarthage, NC2,76795
Circle H Mobile Home ParkAberdeen, NC7571
Orchard View ParkMt Airy, NC10967
Edenton, Town ofEdenton, NC5,50063
Yadkin County Water - Highway 21Jonesville, NC23660
Holly Faye Mobile Home ParkGastonia, NC6054
Town & Country Mobile Home AcresLiberty, NC5553
South Granville Water and Sewer AuthorityButner, NC19,21945
Maple Oaks Mobile Home ParkSaxapahaw, NC4538
Roper Water SystemRoper, NC62038
Franklinton, Town ofFranklinton, NC2,02337
Stanfield #3-polk Ford/renee FordStanfield, NC42136
Bass Mobile Home CourtNashville, NC10036
Scotland Neck, Town ofScotland Neck, NC2,89231
Stanly Co-aquadale DistrictAquadale, NC1,98925
Stanfield Mobile Home CourtReidsville, NC7024
Snug Harbor On Nelson BaySea Level, NC10823
Baywood Forest S/dKnightdale, NC51322
Princeton, Town ofPrinceton, NC1,20122
Richmond County Water SystemRockingham, NC25,41021
Halifax Co--HalifaxRoanoke Rapids, NC19,76221
Oakboro, Town ofOakboro, NC3,06321
Aurora Water SystemAurora, NC55021
Enfield Water SystemEnfield, NC2,50621
Franklinville, Town ofFranklinville, NC1,36020
Stanfield #1-biglick Rd.Stanfield, NC31020
Beech Mountain, Town ofBeech Mountain, NC2,41820
Edgemont Mobile Home ParkWendell, NC3118

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 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
South Granville Water and Sewer AuthorityButner, NC19,21945
Halifax Co--HalifaxRoanoke Rapids, NC19,76221
Richmond County Water SystemRockingham, NC25,41021
Anson County Water SystemLilesville, NC12,75011
City of ConcordConcord, NC87,65411
Union County Water SystemMonroe, NC110,8255
City of LexingtonLexington, NC22,4155
Dan River Water IncEden, NC11,8905
City of AsheboroAsheboro, NC28,0475
Town of TarboroTarboro, NC11,4152
Moore County Public Util. - PinehurstCarthage, NC19,3682
Southern PinesPinebluff, NC16,2002
Hoke County Regional Water SystemRaeford, NC22,8972
Salisbury-RowanSalisbury, NC47,8511
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary DistrictRoanoke Rapids, NC19,4491
Appalachian State Univ WTPBoone, NC11,1501
Davie County Water SystemMocksville, NC29,4641
City of Mount HollyMt Holly, NC13,6561
Brunswick County Water SystemLeland, NC77,8911
Eastern Pines Water CorpGreenville, NC19,5431
Bertie County Regional WaterWindsor, NC11,2381
City of KannapolisKannapolis, NC44,9501
Edgecombe Water & Sewer DistrictTarboro, NC10,5791
Davidson Water Inc.Lexington, NC147,4551

Contaminants found in North Carolina above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
7377,562,0447427,567,018

Bromodichloromethane
6757,464,4636757,464,463

Chloroform
6897,463,0126897,463,012

Dichloroacetic acid
6397,371,4056507,404,565

Trichloroacetic acid
6127,301,5106197,348,757

Dibromochloromethane
5826,975,1405836,995,630

Chromium (hexavalent)
3865,979,8614727,076,573

Bromoform
2082,714,0042483,018,178

Chlorate
1372,172,1233945,874,801

Radium-228
4551,593,7714551,593,771

Radium-226
3171,349,6323181,350,282

1,4-Dioxane
871,214,4641712,214,023

Chlorite
421,066,768421,066,768

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
651,008,932651,008,932

Bromate
20832,89920832,899

Benzo[a]pyrene
2348,7722348,772

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
9340,77810356,066

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
7321,3048337,804

Simazine
5318,78339566,299

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
22274,88924300,662

Atrazine
12190,09728407,320

Uranium
324145,060367205,876

Radon
1166,0011166,001

Lindane
228,335428,718

Vinyl chloride
127,475127,475

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
1224,3381224,338

Heptachlor
323,260323,260

Heptachlor epoxide
2222,6522323,431

Nitrate
4122,007683923,374

Nitrate and nitrite
2620,355406368,238

Trichloroethylene
914,0621218,032

Carbon tetrachloride
413,952413,952

Manganese
419,1933611,902,768

Thallium
47,23447,234

Arsenic
125,594125,594

1,2-Dichloropropane
133,058153,290

Chlordane
82,19782,197

Strontium-90
12,14312,143

Cadmium
36413641

Ethylene dibromide
25993759

Benzene
13911391

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
12671316,445

Antimony
1241215,906

Styrene
12101210

1,2-Dichloroethane
1852476

Beryllium
181181

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
167167

Toxaphene
130130

Contaminants found in North Carolina above legal limits