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Virginia

  • 1,119 Utilities

  • Serving: 6,792,000

  • Data available: 2010-2015

  • Contaminants Found: 101

 

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, VA60,380
Amherst County Service Authority (ACSA)Madison Heights, VA13,619
Arlington CountyArlington, VA215,000
Bristol Virginia Utility BoardBristol, VA20,000
Buchanan County PSAVansant, VA18,689
Campbell County Central SystemLynchburg, VA20,000
Chesterfield County Central Water SystemChesterfield, VA286,883
City of AlexandriaAlexandria, VA143,885
City of CharlottesvilleCharlottesville, VA41,487
City of Chesapeake - Northwest River SystemChesapeake, VA112,204
City of Chesapeake - Western Branch SystemChesapeake, VA37,039
City of Chesapeake-South Norfolk SystemChesapeake, VA34,786
City of Colonial HeightsColonial Heights, VA17,286
City of DanvilleDanville, VA43,055
City of FredericksburgFredericksburg, VA18,400
City of HarrisonburgHarrisonburg, VA48,914
City of LynchburgLynchburg, VA76,000
City of ManassasManassas, 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, VA25,462
City of StauntonStaunton, VA23,746
City of SuffolkSuffolk, VA66,631
City of Virginia BeachVirginia Beach, VA446,067
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Utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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, VA70112
Birdsong Water CompanySuffolk, VA7196
Longview AcresSmithfield, VA16895
Springfield DownsSmithfield, VA12095
Rescue WaterworksRescue, VA20390
Willing Workers ClubCarrollton, VA3174
Brookmont AreaPulaski, VA10050
Brodnax, Town ofBrodnax, VA31745
Buchanan County PSAVansant, VA18,68940
Nelson County - Piney RiverLovingston, VA19840
Dickenson County Regional - DcpsaClintwood, VA2,89830
Quantico Marine Base-MainsideQuantico, VA14,52525
Fries, Town ofFries, VA48420
Pulaski, Town ofPulaski, VA9,47320
Pound, Town ofPound, VA2,04915
South Hill, Town ofSouth Hill, VA5,10015
Hidden ValleyAbingdon, VA2515
Mount Joy Mobile VillageSalem, VA6612
Edinburg, Town ofEdinburg, VA1,14511
Hardy Road Trailer Park, Section 2Roanoke, VA20011
Bethel AreaChristiansburg, VA1,24710
Mount OlivetPulaski, VA34510
Jonesville, Town ofJonesville, VA1,69310
Massanutten View SubdivisionRockville, VA14010
Brunswick Ida - NorthLawrenceville, VA1,03510
Nickelsville, Town ofNickelsville, VA1,00010
Darden`s Mill EstatesWeston, VA1208
Hillsboro, Town ofPurcellville, VA656
St. Charles Water AuthoritySt. Charles, VA1,2756
Richlands, Town ofRichlands, VA4,1445

Large utilities that accumulated/accrued the most violation points as of October 2015 to September 2018 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
Buchanan County PSAVansant, VA18,68940
Quantico Marine Base-MainsideQuantico, VA14,52525
City of DanvilleDanville, VA43,0555
City of PortsmouthPortsmouth, VA120,4002
City of MartinsvilleMartinsville, VA13,6001

Contaminants found in Virginia above health guidelines

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

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
5136,627,9685286,636,439

Bromodichloromethane
4856,339,2404856,339,240

Chloroform
4836,326,6844946,336,264

Dibromochloromethane
4296,031,0804316,040,404

Chromium (hexavalent)
1515,921,9011595,937,097

Dichloroacetic acid
3575,290,2893635,304,478

Trichloroacetic acid
3145,224,1083185,230,374

Nitrate and nitrite
5193,869,8637086,030,420

Chlorate
883,276,1281415,790,477

Radium-228
5452,231,6555532,233,735

Radium-226
2552,169,4642732,206,554

Nitrate
382,103,768512,554,635

Bromate
112,019,550112,019,550

Bromoform
601,295,589882,216,671

Arsenic
29408,87329408,873

Chlorite
10401,53314582,510

Benzene
3155,5153155,515

Perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHPA)
1133,4261133,426

Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
347,863347,863

Manganese
2121,3282112,093,795

Uranium
2417,45246226,079

Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
417,005417,005

Aluminum
412,0801593,539,393

Carbon tetrachloride
211,626211,626

1,2,3-Trichloropropane
110,000110,000

Cadmium
13,9585159,697

1,2-Dichloroethane
11,84011,840

Radon
51,53951,539

Trichloroethylene
23972397

Antimony
110021188,592

Beryllium
15314158,351

Contaminants found in Virginia above legal limits

Contaminant# of UtilitiesPeople Served

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
1311,335

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
77,329

Fluoride
82,097

Arsenic
1840

Uranium
1206

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)
2122