The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that each state submit an annual report on public water system violations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
These annual compliance reports must address violations of national primary drinking water regulations with respect to maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), treatment techniques, significant monitoring requirements, variances and exemptions. MCL violations occur when a contaminant exceeds the maximum level allowed in drinking water. Monitoring violations occur when a system fails to perform required monitoring or fails to submit the monitoring by the deadline. Treatment technique violations occur when a water system fails to meet a specified treatment goal.
EPA summarizes and evaluates the annual state reports in an annual national report, which must also make recommendations concerning the resources needed to improve compliance with SDWA.
The annual compliance report differs from the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) in that the CCR is a report produced by the water system for their customers. The annual compliance report is produced by the state (primacy agency) for EPA.
Learn more about EPA's Public Water System Supervision Program.
Description of Annual Public Water System Compliance Report
Annual Public Water System 2012 Compliance Report Summary. This report is a brief summary of all Kentucky violations to national primary drinking water regulations. It is arranged by contaminant and subdivided into MCL, monitoring and treatment technique violations.
Annual Public Water System 2012 Detailed Compliance Report. This report is a detailed list of all Kentucky violations to national primary drinking water regulations. It is arranged by public water system then subdivided by contaminant and then further divided into MCL, monitoring and treatment technique violations.
Annual Public Water System 2012 Detailed Groundwater Compliance Report. This report is a detailed list of all Kentucky groundwater violations. It is arranged by rule, state summary and then further divided by water system.
For more information on these reports, contact Natalie Bruner at 502-564-3410, ext. 4987.
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