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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 2015 to September 2018 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
Byrdstown Water DepartmentByrdstown, TN7,75868
Chanute-pall Mall Utility DistrictPall Mall, TN1,15261
Spencer Water SystemSpencer, TN5,10339
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18335
Deerfield Resort Water SystemLafollette, TN1,08331
Spring City Water SystemSpring City, TN2,67830
Carderview Utility DistrictButler, TN1,06228
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,53123
Jacobs Creek Job Corps CenterBristol, TN30023
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
St. Joseph Water SystemSt. Joseph, TN1,39119
Surgoinsville Utility DistrictSurgoinsville, TN2,37219
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69816
Perryville Utility DistrictParsons, TN3,27515
South Giles Utility DistrictProspect, TN3,55615
Northwest Clay County UtilityMoss, TN3,94814
Mooresburg Utility DistrictMooresburg, TN1,17913
Oliver Springs Water BoardOliver Springs, TN5,11613
Franklin Water DepartmentFranklin, TN63,96611
La Vergne Water SystemLavergne, TN34,13910
North Stewart Utility DistrictDover, TN5,40010
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
Tracy City Water SystemTracy City, TN4,45810
Pikeville Water SystemPikeville, TN4,43910
Bristol-bluff City Utility DisBluff City, TN5,47510
Allardt Water WorksAllardt, TN3,3739
Greasie's Trailer ParkSweetwater, TN809
Newport Resort Water SystemSpring City, TN1559
Friendship Distribution SystemFriendship, TN9239

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18335
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,53123
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69816
Franklin Water DepartmentFranklin, TN63,96611
La Vergne Water SystemLavergne, TN34,13910
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
First U D of Hawkins CompanyChurch Hill, TN18,9545
Oneida Water and Sewer Comm.Oneida, TN11,2335
South Cumberland UDCrossville, TN11,9895
Warren County Utility DistrictMcminnville, TN24,0035
H.B.& T.s. Utility DistrictFranklin, TN20,1433
Morristown Water SystemMorristown, TN34,1093
Anderson County Water AuthorityClinton, TN25,4042
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,1772
Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities #1Fayetteville, TN20,4502
Sweetwater Utility BoardSweetwater, TN12,1412
Mountain City Water DepartmentMountain City, TN10,2911
Bartlett Water SystemBartlett, TN58,4771
Cunningham Utility DistrictClarksville, TN13,5531
Tuckaleechee Utility DistrictTownsend, TN10,8781
Harpeth Valley Utility DistrictNashville, TN59,3921
West Knox Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN62,8121
Harriman Utility BoardHarriman, TN15,1391
Nolensville-college Grove UDNolensville, TN22,1391
Maury County Water SystemColumbia, TN17,7491
Oak Ridge Department of Public WorksOak Ridge, TN36,8421
Covington Water DepartmentCovington, TN11,5801
First Utility District of Knox CountyKnoxville, TN86,5931
Murfreesboro Water DepartmentMurfreesboro, TN100,1881

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

Bromodichloromethane
2845,990,2612856,082,767

Nitrate
3365,300,3233526,104,414

Chloroform
2855,284,8002905,409,265

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

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

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

Dibromochloromethane
1752,851,0211793,660,856

Chlorate
51963,1571744,329,096

Nitrate and nitrite
9440,5259440,525

Bromoform
14407,99115416,444

Atrazine
18269,29119275,710

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
5173,9305173,930

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

Benzene
192,506192,506

Simazine
466,644566,720

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
463,430463,430

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