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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Tennessee

  • 460 Utilities

  • Serving: 7,108,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 57

 

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, TN30,123
Alpha-Talbott Utility DistrictTalbott, TN17,664
Anderson County Water AuthorityClinton, TN25,404
Athens Utilities BoardAthens, TN20,020
Bartlett Water SystemBartlett, TN57,670
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,722
Bloomingdale Utility DistrictKingsport, TN13,173
Blountville UDBlountville, TN12,630
Bon Aqua-lyles Utility DistrictLyles, TN10,728
Brentwood Water DepartmentBrentwood, TN28,950
Bristol Department UtilitiesBristol, TN33,199
Brownsville Water DepartmentBrownsville, TN13,621
Caryville-Jacksboro UtilitiesJacksboro, TN11,852
Castalian Springs-Bethpage U DBethpage, TN12,245
Chuckey Utility DistrictGreeneville, TN12,972
Claiborne Utilities DistrictNew Tazewell, TN16,217
Clarksville Water DepartmentClarksville, TN206,500
Cleveland UtilitiesCleveland, TN81,325
Clinton Utilities BoardClinton, TN17,974
Collierville Water DepartmentCollierville, TN46,495
Columbia Power and Water SystemColumbia, TN61,926
Consolidated Utility District of RutherfordMurfreesboro, TN172,615
Cookeville Water DepartmentCookeville, TN49,080
Covington Water DepartmentCovington, TN14,436
Crab Orchard Utility DistrictCrossville, TN22,656
Crossville Water DepartmentCrossville, TN30,743
Cumberland Utility DistrictHarriman, TN10,856
Cunningham Utility DistrictClarksville, TN13,799
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN26,125
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,424
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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, TN52223
Byrdstown Water DepartmentByrdstown, TN7,06086
Chanute-pall Mall Utility DistrictPall Mall, TN1,34783
Spencer Water SystemSpencer, TN5,21766
Oneida Water and Sewer Comm.Oneida, TN11,28265
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN29,04052
Jackson County Utility District #3Gainesboro, TN3,32952
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,72245
Deerfield Resort Water SystemLafollette, TN1,08840
North Stewart Utility DistrictDover, TN5,48436
Erin Water DepartmentErin, TN7,28322
Jackson County Utility District #1Gainesboro, TN61020
Surgoinsville Utility DistrictSurgoinsville, TN2,54420
Minor Hill Water Utility DistrictMinor Hill, TN6,80818
Woodbury Water SystemWoodbury, TN9,18518
North Greene Utilities, IncorporatedGreeneville, TN5,90717
Roane Central Utility DistrictHarriman, TN6,23617
Lead Mine Bend Water AssociationSharps Chapel, TN11916
Grandview Utility DistrictGrandview, TN2,04415
Camden Water DepartmentCamden, TN9,62915
Carthage Water SystemCarthage, TN2,91615
South Side Utility District #3Gordonsville, TN16815
Lynnville Water DepartmentLynnville, TN1,06215
Oliver Springs Water BoardOliver Springs, TN5,66515
Greasie's Trailer ParkSweetwater, TN8014
Riceville Utility DistrictRiceville, TN3,31313
Cookeville Boat Dock Road Utility DistrictCookeville, TN6,82813
St. Joseph Water SystemSt. Joseph, TN1,40112
North Utility District of Decatur/benton CParsons, TN3,20712
Nolensville-college Grove UDNolensville, TN26,99012

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 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, TN11,28265
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN29,04052
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,72245
Nolensville-college Grove UDNolensville, TN26,99012
First U D of Hawkins CompanyChurch Hill, TN19,19710
Warren County Utility DistrictMcminnville, TN24,3196
West Knox Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN63,7796
Harriman Utility BoardHarriman, TN15,3936
Poplar Grove Utility DistrictTipton, TN17,9625
Rockwood Water SystemRockwood, TN11,5945
Plateau Utility DistrictWartburg, TN12,8565
McMinnville Water DepartmentMcminnville, TN15,6805
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,4244
Gladeville Utility DistrictLebanon, TN19,5104
Germantown Water DepartmentGermantown, TN37,6411
Northeast Knox U DCorryton, TN23,0411
Maury County Water SystemColumbia, TN18,2021
Maryville Department of Wat Qual ConMaryville, TN47,5881
Northwest Utility District-SDSoddy-daisy, TN18,4181
Harpeth Valley Utility DistrictNashville, TN59,3921
Lexington Water SystemsLexington, TN24,3221
Murfreesboro Water DepartmentMurfreesboro, TN104,3701
Tellico Village Property Owners AssociationLoudon, TN10,3491
Knoxville Utilities Board-KUBKnoxville, TN236,3261
Sevierville Water SystemSevierville, TN30,5791
Lauderdale County Water SystemRipley, TN11,2461
Lawrenceburg Water SystemLawrenceburg, TN19,7041

Contaminants found in Tennessee above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
4397,086,5644397,086,564

Bromodichloromethane
3356,649,6893246,627,901

Chloroform
3285,602,3603325,860,827

Nitrate
3455,492,5803696,665,784

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
3235,448,7133145,467,285

Chromium (hexavalent)
1975,346,4722016,215,845

Dibromochloromethane
2504,647,8762475,420,745

Chlorate
41954,7931444,407,949

Nitrate and nitrite
12586,03813591,404

Bromoform
19430,38926651,941

Atrazine
24317,12748480,369

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
3175,9273175,927

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
5159,6925159,692

1,4-Dioxane
10121,591422,010,090

Benzene
195,501195,501

Arsenic
833,400833,400

Carbon tetrachloride
330,523330,523

Strontium
322,1562106,302,535

Manganese
221,05840560,267

Simazine
15,422451,924

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
23,31223,312

Cadmium
12,21512,215

Dichloroacetic acid
11,07511,075

Trichloroacetic acid
11,07511,075

Barium
18481222,060,510

Vinyl chloride
13081308

Contaminants found in Tennessee above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Fluoride
221,058

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
28,407