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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Texas

  • 4,647 Utilities

  • Serving: 27,287,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 152

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Texas shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Texas and provided to EWG by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Texas 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 Texas

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Acton MUDGranbury, TX19,125
Agua SUDMission, TX46,950
Amarillo Municipal Water SystemAmarillo, TX196,429
Aqua Water Supply CorporationBastrop, TX59,328
Atascosa Rural WSCAtascosa, TX10,482
Benbrook Water AuthorityBenbrook, TX21,530
Benton City WSCLytle, TX17,292
Bethesda WSCBurleson, TX31,557
Bi County WSC 1Pittsburg, TX10,884
Bolivar Peninsula SUDCrystal Beach, TX17,328
Borger Municipal Water SystemBorger, TX12,865
Bridgestone MUDHouston, TX18,922
Brookesmith Special Utility DistrictBrownwood, TX11,289
Brownsville Public Utilities BoardBrownsville, TX176,362
Brushy Creek MUDRound Rock, TX20,534
Caddo Basin SUDGreenville, TX11,691
Canyon Municipal Water SystemCanyon, TX13,650
Cash SUDGreenville, TX21,891
City of AbileneAbilene, TX123,886
City of AlamoAlamo, TX18,363
City of AliceAlice, TX25,263
City of AllenAllen, TX93,528
City of AlvinAlvin, TX24,000
City of AndrewsAndrews, TX11,088
City of AngletonAngleton, TX18,120
City of AnnaAnna, TX11,500
City of ArlingtonArlington, TX379,370
City of AthensAthens, TX22,782
City of Austin Water & WastewaterAustin, TX981,783
City of AzleAzle, TX11,800
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Texas

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
Klondike Independent School DistrictLamesa, TX264481
Pecan Grove Mobile Home ParkSan Antonio, TX81455
Valley EstatesShallowater, TX70399
Fay Ben Mobile Home ParkShallowater, TX125381
South Midland County Water SystemsKingsland, TX165374
Cabazos HomesLubbock, TX34344
Candelaria Water Supply CorporationMarfa, TX84330
Welch Water Supply CorporationWelch, TX315303
Country Villa Mobile Home ParkBeeville, TX50284
Franklin Water Systems 3Dallas, TX92256
Moores Water SystemWaco, TX234242
City of WellmanWellman, TX225223
Whorton Mobile Home ParkLubbock, TX54221
Turkey Municipal Water SystemTurkey, TX421219
City of SmyerSmyer, TX474207
Greenwood Terrace Mobile Home SubdivisionAmarillo, TX120194
Rra Hinds Wildcat Water SystemWichita Falls, TX178192
Jim Wells County Fresh Water Supply District 1Ben Bolt, TX2,064187
Canyon Dam Mobile Home ParkOdessa, TX108177
City of New HomeNew Home, TX334175
City of Brady Water SystemBrady, TX5,500172
City of DodsonDodson, TX109170
Abraxas UtilitiesNorth Richland Hills, TX552169
Town North Village Water SystemLubbock, TX335168
Walnut Ridge Estates Water SystemZavalla, TX178167
Lakewood Water SystemLufkin, TX42162
Victoria County Water Control and Improvement District 2Placedo, TX822160
Bruni Rural Water Supply CorporationBruni, TX350160
Derby IngMcallen, TX114158
City of GroesbeckGroesbeck, TX4,328140

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Texas

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
Military Highway WSC - Las Rusias WTPProgreso, TX14,292121
City of BeevilleBeeville, TX15,03988
City of KerrvilleKerrville, TX22,90783
Walnut Creek SUDSpringtown, TX23,80779
City of Port LavacaPort Lavaca, TX12,24858
City of LaredoLaredo, TX259,11338
City of White SettlementWhite Settlement, TX17,20435
City of BurkburnettBurkburnett, TX10,81128
City of DumasDumas, TX14,98526
Hudson Water Supply CorporationLufkin, TX10,21124
City of SnyderSnyder, TX10,78322
City of NacogdochesNacogdoches, TX33,68722
City of HerefordHereford, TX15,37018
City of ForneyForney, TX19,12217
City of Deer ParkDeer Park, TX32,96417
Brookesmith Special Utility DistrictBrownwood, TX11,28916
City of DonnaDonna, TX16,17616
City of BrenhamBrenham, TX15,71616
Sharyland Water Supply CorporationMission, TX54,51916
City of SeguinSeguin, TX28,61416
City of Rio Grande CityRio Grande City, TX17,90115
City of LampasasLampasas, TX10,23613
City of DenisonDenison, TX22,68213
Montgomery County MUD47Houston, TX25,60012
Jbsa - RandolphJbsa Lackland, TX10,94912
Kingsland Water Supply CorporationKingsland, TX10,77312
City of PleasantonPleasanton, TX13,77612
City of LevellandLevelland, TX14,27811
SJWTX Triple Peak PlantCanyon Lake, TX18,18011
City of HoustonHouston, TX2,319,60311

Contaminants found in Texas above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
3,55526,350,7923,55526,350,792

Dibromochloromethane
3,50026,108,9573,52826,337,722

Bromodichloromethane
3,12525,711,8923,12925,752,152

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
3,21525,693,9353,22025,755,177

Dibromoacetic acid
2,83425,052,7952,83725,090,998

Bromochloroacetic acid
2,58124,868,8972,58124,868,897

Dichloroacetic acid
2,31024,008,8452,35124,448,855

Chloroform
2,40423,998,4952,77625,010,676

Trichloroacetic acid
2,05723,268,5972,08123,614,323

Nitrate
2,14722,054,7904,24126,903,943

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
3,33418,272,1623,27418,246,886

Arsenic
1,97417,787,6101,89917,620,941

Chromium (hexavalent)
67617,581,04271019,715,432

Bromoform
2,52117,428,2533,12824,934,942

Nitrate and nitrite
1,53411,683,2322,77217,982,571

Bromate
1727,289,9771527,308,138

Uranium
9927,261,5801,10210,932,143

Atrazine
3926,488,15464013,512,417

Chlorite
3626,191,4663978,594,197

Chlorate
2093,910,93458216,754,997

Cadmium
101,723,839101,723,839

Strontium
381,048,15382321,508,164

Simazine
39380,5112688,009,635

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
36249,107572,613,203

Carbon tetrachloride
45249,05573456,012

Manganese
79196,6753,54724,423,247

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
18178,72216177,519

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
18178,72216177,519

Perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHXS)
18178,72216177,519

Aluminum
11168,5671,59019,235,422

Thallium
26149,54347349,111

Vanadium
1132,95073419,477,562

Benzene
1762,377311,153,066

Heptachlor epoxide
433,080694,103

Benzo[a]pyrene
424,138528,531

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
216,730216,730

Selenium
2213,4911,58316,566,017

Chloromethane
1012,3282314,983,050

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
28,71071,691,065

MTBE
18,256824,676

Trichloroethylene
46,82657,751

Vinyl chloride
26,01226,012

Barium
74,0444,40327,042,764

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
102,48763913,803,151

Antimony
23753237,896,869

Styrene
132176,217

Monobromoacetic acid
110895917,624,160

Lindane
1931165,801

1,2-Dichloroethane
190190

Beryllium
16955,981

Contaminants found in Texas above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Arsenic
62222,962

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
88183,780

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
2248,163

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
3525,888

Fluoride
2817,020

Uranium
1212,638

Nitrate
289,237

Nitrate and nitrite
297,329

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
3627

Selenium
296