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Virginia

  • 1,104 Utilities

  • Serving: 7,001,000

  • Data available: 2012-2017

  • Contaminants Found: 90

 

EWG's drinking water quality report for Virginia shows results of tests conducted by the water utilities in Virginia and provided to EWG by the Virginia Department of Health - Office of Drinking Water.

LARGE UTILITIES
ALL UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS
LARGE UTILITIES WITH VIOLATIONS

Below are utilities in Virginia 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 Virginia

UtilityLocationPeople
Served
Albemarle County Service Authority (ACSA) Urban AreaCharlottesville, VA62,703
Amherst County Service Authority (ACSA)Madison Heights, VA13,619
Arlington CountyArlington, VA215,000
Bedford Regional Water Authority (brwa)Bedford, VA30,133
Bristol Virginia Utility BoardBristol, VA20,000
Buchanan County PSAVansant, VA19,205
Campbell County Central SystemLynchburg, VA21,761
Chesterfield County Central Water SystemChesterfield, VA305,392
City of AlexandriaAlexandria, VA146,970
City of CharlottesvilleCharlottesville, VA41,487
City of Chesapeake - Northwest River SystemChesapeake, VA132,638
City of Chesapeake - Western Branch SystemChesapeake, VA32,326
City of Chesapeake-South Norfolk SystemChesapeake, VA32,602
City of Colonial HeightsColonial Heights, VA17,286
City of DanvilleDanville, VA43,055
City of FredericksburgFredericksburg, VA22,500
City of HarrisonburgHarrisonburg, VA48,914
City of LynchburgLynchburg, VA76,000
City of Manassas, VA38,000
City of Manassas ParkManassas Park, VA14,050
City of MartinsvilleMartinsville, VA13,600
City of Newport NewsNewport News, VA406,000
City of NorfolkNorfolk, VA234,220
City of PetersburgPetersburg, VA33,740
City of PortsmouthPortsmouth, VA120,400
City of RadfordRadford, VA15,859
City of RichmondRichmond, VA197,000
City of Salem WTPSalem, VA25,432
City of StauntonStaunton, VA23,746
City of SuffolkSuffolk, VA66,631
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of April 2016 to March 2019 in Virginia

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
Hobson ArtesianSuffolk, VA70128
Willing Workers ClubCarrollton, VA31104
Longview AcresSmithfield, VA16896
Birdsong WaterworksSuffolk, VA7196
Rescue WaterworksRescue, VA20390
Brodnax, Town ofBrodnax, VA31784
Azzie Manor HfaPetersburg, VA3984
Louisa County Water AuthorityLouisa, VA4,24165
Nelson County - Piney RiverLovingston, VA20250
Amherst, Town ofAmherst, VA4,99849
Sunray Artesian Water SupplyChesapekae, VA6041
Glendale SubdivisionThornburg, VA4240
Pocahontas, Town ofPocahontas, VA1,20035
Edinburg, Town ofEdinburg, VA1,14532
Dickenson County Regional - DcpsaClintwood, VA2,97830
Brunswick Ida - NorthLawrenceville, VA1,03530
Alberta, Town ofLawrenceville, VA30028
Fieldcrest Manufactured Home CommunityKing George, VA13027
Dungannon, Town ofDungannon, VA41027
Pulaski, Town ofPulaski, VA9,47327
Deer Run Mobile Home ParkSalem, VA9527
Lawrenceville, Town ofLawrenceville, VA4,80626
Bexley ParkRichmond, VA24024
Clarksville, Town ofClarksville, VA1,40024
Mount Zion/rustic AreaCharles City, VA23024
Windmill PointClayton, VA18923
Tightsqueeze - (pcsa)Blairs, VA20021
Greenfield Harbor II SubdivisionCallao, VA4321
Dcpsa - Osborns GapClintwood, VA17520
Lake Anna PlazaRichmond, VA10019

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

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
City of WaynesboroWaynesboro, VA21,0066
City of DanvilleDanville, VA43,0555
Front RoyalFront Royal, VA15,0005
City of PetersburgPetersburg, VA33,7402
VintonVinton, VA12,8001
Stafford County UtilitiesStafford, VA112,2851
Fort EustisFort Eustis, VA16,9001
Town of CulpeperCulpeper, VA17,4111
City of CharlottesvilleCharlottesville, VA41,4871

Contaminants found in Virginia above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
7606,922,5097646,924,815

Bromodichloromethane
6896,614,5646896,614,564

Chloroform
6716,562,6737366,623,304

Dibromochloromethane
6116,353,1916346,443,304

Chromium (hexavalent)
1536,124,3351546,137,298

Dichloroacetic acid
5635,805,1945905,889,761

Trichloroacetic acid
4205,670,7444395,715,223

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
6443,957,6626463,974,270

Nitrate and nitrite
5503,894,2297756,381,697

Chlorate
873,365,7711355,996,712

Nitrate
712,235,339812,686,892

Bromate
111,940,553101,940,527

Bromoform
861,314,3321802,872,134

Arsenic
76656,51575655,188

Chlorite
10420,05214603,567

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
1153,0001153,000

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
347,863347,863

Cadmium
1123,53115179,414

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
417,831517,906

Manganese
4515,4504462,537,394

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
112,800112,800

Chloromethane
17,87229,872

Uranium
206,9704337,681

Trichloroethylene
42,73252,807

Toluene
12,60529178,043

Vinyl chloride
12,24512,245

1,2-Dichloroethane
21,93021,930

Radon
51,54851,548

Styrene
134073,213

Carbon tetrachloride
13067169,259

Beryllium
220316158,467

Antimony
110045449,930

Contaminants found in Virginia above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
25,023

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
22,198

Fluoride
71,947

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
4964

Uranium
139