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Rhode Island

  • 91 Utilities

  • Serving: 1,004,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 75

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Rhode Island shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Rhode Island and provided to EWG by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Rhode Island serving over 10,000 people, listed alphabetically.

Large utilities in Rhode Island

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Block Island Water CompanyNew Shoreham, RI15,439
Bristol County Water AuthorityWarren, RI51,000
City of NewportNewport, RI43,809
City of ProvidenceHope, RI295,700
CumberlandCumberland, RI21,900
East ProvidenceEast Providence, RI48,688
Kent County Water AuthorityWest Warwick, RI70,000
Lincoln Water CommissionLincoln, RI19,000
North KingstownNorth Kingstown, RI24,000
PawtucketPawtucket, RI99,166
Portsmouth Water & Fire DistrictPortsmouth, RI16,270
United Water Rhode IslandWakefield, RI17,500
University of Rhode IslandSouth Kingstown, RI14,500
WarwickWarwick, RI75,000
Westerly Water DepartmentWesterly, RI38,000
Woonsocket Water DepartmentWoonsocket, RI46,000

Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 in Rhode Island

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
Paige AssociatesCoventry, RI964
Castle Rock CondominiumsCharlestown, RI2921
Central Beach Fire DistrictCharlestown, RI4701
Glendale Water AssociationGlendale, RI1001
Jamestown Water DepartmentJamestown, RI3,1781
Centre of New England Hopkins Hill Rd.Providence, RI3171
South Kingstown-middlebridgeWakefield, RI5431
South Kingstown-south ShoreSouth Kingstown, RI3,8111

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 in Rhode Island

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

Contaminants found in Rhode Island above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
44975,52644975,526

Chromium (hexavalent)
73788,40578966,346

Bromodichloromethane
26428,66227452,662

Chloroform
26428,01231490,377

Trichloroacetic acid
20347,33022351,891

Dichloroacetic acid
17338,89017338,890

Dibromochloromethane
14188,19624445,862

Bromoform
398,9999233,812

Arsenic
784,684784,684

Benzo[a]pyrene
468,268468,268

Radium-228
1866,5091866,509

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
259,900259,900

Radium-226
1054,7061054,706

Chlorate
351,99824568,036

Radon
338,178338,178

1,4-Dioxane
114,50024304,762

Nitrate
23,95753420,960

Chlorite
13,178571,446

Uranium
89418941

Nitrate and nitrite
248240363,186

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
13531353

Chlordane
13531353

Contaminants found in Rhode Island above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Uranium
1175