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Tennessee

  • 471 Utilities

  • Serving: 6,784,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 61

 

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 January to March 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, TN52169
Oneida Water and Sewer Comm.Oneida, TN11,23350
Jacobs Creek Job Corps CenterBristol, TN30034
Byrdstown Water DepartmentByrdstown, TN7,75832
Spring City Water SystemSpring City, TN2,67830
Chanute-pall Mall Utility DistrictPall Mall, TN1,15225
Carderview Utility DistrictButler, TN1,06225
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18320
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69818
Tracy City Water SystemTracy City, TN4,45815
South Giles Utility DistrictProspect, TN3,55615
Erin Water DepartmentErin, TN7,00115
Northwest Clay County UtilityMoss, TN3,94814
Bluff City Water DepartmentBluff City, TN2,49614
Surgoinsville Utility DistrictSurgoinsville, TN2,37214
Witt Utility DistrictMorristown, TN5,18912
Pikeville Water SystemPikeville, TN4,43911
Sparta Water SystemSparta, TN9,35211
Newport Resort Water SystemSpring City, TN15510
Tellico Plains Water DepartmentTellico Plains, TN5,70010
Hartsville-troudale Wat/sew UHartsville, TN9,03610
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
Carthage Water SystemCarthage, TN2,96510
Tarpley Shop Utility DistrictPulaski, TN2,71110
Greasie's Trailer ParkSweetwater, TN809
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,5319
St. Joseph Water SystemSt. Joseph, TN1,3918
Bristol-bluff City Utility DisBluff City, TN5,4758
Bluebird Hills Small CommunityDickson, TN977

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of January to March 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, TN11,23350
Jonesborough Water DepartmentJohnson City, TN24,03621
Rogersville Water SystemRogersville, TN11,18320
Dayton Water DepartmentDayton, TN22,69818
Springfield Water SystemSpringfield, TN38,47210
Bedford County UDShelbyville, TN18,5319
South Cumberland UDCrossville, TN11,9896
First U D of Hawkins CompanyChurch Hill, TN18,9545
Warren County Utility DistrictMcminnville, TN24,0035
Dekalb Utility District #1Smithville, TN14,1773
Morristown Water SystemMorristown, TN34,1093
Hallsdale-Powell Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN72,8222
Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities #1Fayetteville, TN20,4502
Anderson County Water AuthorityClinton, TN25,4042
H.B.& T.s. Utility DistrictFranklin, TN20,1432
Mountain City Water DepartmentMountain City, TN10,2911
West Knox Utility DistrictKnoxville, TN62,8121
Memphis Light, Gas, & WaterMemphis, TN671,7211
Oak Ridge Department of Public WorksOak Ridge, TN36,8421
West Warren-Viola U. D.Morrison, TN15,8231
Shady Grove Utility DistrictDandridge, TN21,7511
Pulaski Water SystemPulaski, TN10,6851
First Utility District of Knox CountyKnoxville, TN86,5931
Livingston Water DepartmentLivingston, TN14,3681
Franklin Water DepartmentFranklin, TN63,9661
Cunningham Utility DistrictClarksville, TN13,5531
Cookeville Water DepartmentCookeville, TN44,1891
Ocoee Utility DistrictCleveland, TN18,7451
Northeast Knox U DCorryton, TN22,8871
Germantown Water DepartmentGermantown, TN37,2711

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

Cyanide
538,8098112,139

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

Vinyl chloride
13081308

Contaminants found in Tennessee above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
13,228