Safe Drinking Water Act|
New EPA Serious Violators List published July 7
84% of Georgia Drinking Water Facilities listed with no EPA violations
as of the last completed inspection quarter, March 31, 2023
6 drinking water facilities added, 8 cleared from EPA serious violator list
2,387 total Drinking Water Facilities with active permits in the state of GA
posted July 7, 2023 based on the last completed quarterly inspection cycle (Jan 1, 2023 – Mar 31, 2023)
*new listing in the current reporting quarter (Jan 1, 2023 to Mar 31, 2023)
The following DWF’s have been removed from the significant violations list:
According to the EPA, violations records “document breach of a requirement.” From EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Glossary of terms:
“Violations are detected by assessment of sample results or reviews (including site visits). Violations may lead to legal actions or compliance orders. Violations are publicized, when required, by public notification. Violations may be remedied by compliance/enforcement remedies, such as improved filtration techniques or changes in procedures. Examples include: Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) violations, failure to replace lead service lines, monitoring and reporting violations, treatment technique violations, and procedural violations.”
Note that drinking water information provided on this site is aggregated from the federal EPA database, state resources and local government sources where available.
EPA publishes violation and enforcement data quarterly, based on the inspection reports of the previous quarter. Water systems, states and EPA take up to three months to verify this data is accurate and complete.
Specific questions about your local water supply should be directed to the facility.
The EPA safe drinking water facilities data available to the public presents what is known to the government based upon the most recently available information for more than one million regulated facilities. EPA and states inspect a percentage of facilities each year, but many facilities, particularly smaller ones, may not have received a recent inspection. It is possible that facilities do have violations that have not yet been discovered, thus are shown as compliant in the system.
EPA cannot positively state that facilities without violations shown in ECHO are necessarily fully compliant with environmental laws. Additionally, some violations at smaller facilities do not need to be reported from the states to EPA. If ECHO shows a recent inspection and the facility is shown with no violations identified, users of the ECHO site can be more confident that the facility is in compliance with federal programs.
The compliance status of smaller facilities that have not had recent inspections or review by EPA or the states may be unknown or only available via state data systems.
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