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Tennessee

  • 471 Utilities

  • Serving: 6,784,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 62

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Tennessee shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Tennessee and provided to EWG by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation.

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Below are utilities in Tennessee 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 Tennessee

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Alcoa Water SystemAlcoa, TN26,005
Alpha-Talbott Utility DistrictTalbott, TN16,667
Anderson County Utility BoardClinton, TN10,446
Anderson County Water AuthorityClinton, TN25,404
Athens Utilities BoardAthens, TN19,740
Bartlett Water SystemBartlett, TN58,477
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,531
Bloomingdale Utility DistrictKingsport, TN13,215
Blountville UDBlountville, TN12,656
Brentwood Water DepartmentBrentwood, TN27,074
Bristol Department UtilitiesBristol, TN33,583
Brownsville Water DepartmentBrownsville, TN13,621
Caryville-Jacksboro UtilitiesJacksboro, TN10,829
Castalian Springs-Bethpage U DBethpage, TN10,843
Chuckey Utility DistrictGreeneville, TN12,713
Claiborne Utilities DistrictNew Tazewell, TN15,929
Clarksville Water DepartmentClarksville, TN195,147
Cleveland UtilitiesCleveland, TN81,348
Clinton Utilities BoardClinton, TN18,288
Collierville Water DepartmentCollierville, TN44,196
Columbia Power and Water SystemColumbia, TN59,953
Consolidated Utility District of RutherfordMurfreesboro, TN152,211
Cookeville Water DepartmentCookeville, TN44,189
Covington Water DepartmentCovington, TN11,580
Crab Orchard Utility DistrictCrossville, TN22,318
Crossville Water DepartmentCrossville, TN31,898
Cumberland Utility DistrictHarriman, TN10,856
Cunningham Utility DistrictClarksville, TN13,553
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,698
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,177
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2014 to September 2017 in Tennessee

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
River Landing DevelopmentChattanooga, TN52199
Oneida Water and Sewer Comm.Oneida, TN11,23365
Byrdstown Water DepartmentByrdstown, TN7,75847
Chanute-pall Mall Utility DistrictPall Mall, TN1,15240
Jacobs Creek Job Corps CenterBristol, TN30034
South Giles Utility DistrictProspect, TN3,55630
Spring City Water SystemSpring City, TN2,67830
Carderview Utility DistrictButler, TN1,06227
Witt Utility DistrictMorristown, TN5,18926
Tracy City Water SystemTracy City, TN4,45825
Tarpley Shop Utility DistrictPulaski, TN2,71125
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18320
Surgoinsville Utility DistrictSurgoinsville, TN2,37219
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69818
Allardt Water WorksAllardt, TN3,37314
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,53114
Northwest Clay County UtilityMoss, TN3,94814
Mooresburg Utility DistrictMooresburg, TN1,17913
Bluff City Water DepartmentBluff City, TN2,49613
Clifton Water DepartmentClifton, TN3,99612
Pikeville Water SystemPikeville, TN4,43911
Sparta Water SystemSparta, TN9,35211
St. Joseph Water SystemSt. Joseph, TN1,39111
North Greene Utilities, IncorporatedGreeneville, TN4,92310
Jackson County Utility District #1Gainesboro, TN60010
Roane Central Utility DistrictHarriman, TN4,91010
Spencer Water SystemSpencer, TN5,10310
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
Hartsville-troudale Wat/sew UHartsville, TN9,03610

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

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
Oneida Water and Sewer Comm.Oneida, TN11,23365
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18320
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69818
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,53114
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
South Cumberland UDCrossville, TN11,9896
Warren County Utility DistrictMcminnville, TN24,0035
First U D of Hawkins CompanyChurch Hill, TN18,9545
Rockwood Water SystemRockwood, TN11,0545
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,1773
H.B.& T.s. Utility DistrictFranklin, TN20,1433
Morristown Water SystemMorristown, TN34,1093
Hallsdale-Powell Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN72,8222
Anderson County Water AuthorityClinton, TN25,4042
Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities #1Fayetteville, TN20,4502
Shady Grove Utility DistrictDandridge, TN21,7511
Mountain City Water DepartmentMountain City, TN10,2911
Jackson Water SystemJackson, TN92,5061
La Vergne Water SystemLavergne, TN34,1391
Ocoee Utility DistrictCleveland, TN18,7451
West Knox Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN62,8121
Cookeville Water DepartmentCookeville, TN44,1891
Maury County Water SystemColumbia, TN17,7491
Nolensville-college Grove UDNolensville, TN22,1391
Tuckaleechee Utility DistrictTownsend, TN10,8781
Memphis Light, Gas, & WaterMemphis, TN671,7211
Oak Ridge Department of Public WorksOak Ridge, TN36,8421
Harriman Utility BoardHarriman, TN15,1391
First Utility District of Knox CountyKnoxville, TN86,5931

Contaminants found in Tennessee above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
4216,706,9174266,721,816

Chromium (hexavalent)
2235,261,9092346,039,432

Bromodichloromethane
2755,187,1632856,082,767

Chloroform
2715,137,9872905,409,265

Radium-226
2623,892,6942684,068,942

Radium-228
2093,179,8092093,179,809

Dibromochloromethane
1302,250,0721793,660,856

Chlorate
51963,1571744,329,096

Atrazine
12196,96019275,710

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
5173,9305173,930

1,4-Dioxane
10125,119511,927,914

Benzene
192,506192,506

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
463,430463,430

Nitrate
361,2223526,104,414

Strontium
422,9302456,136,981

Arsenic
25,65425,654

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
23,65023,650

Cadmium
12,13312,133

Dichloroacetic acid
11,06811,068

Trichloroacetic acid
11,06811,068

Trichloroethylene
19231923

Vinyl chloride
13081308

Contaminants found in Tennessee above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
13,228