These Texas cities have not notified the public of drinking water problems

(Stacker) – Unfortunately, even in a developed country like the US, our drinking water is not always safe.

Cases like lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, damage to a wastewater treatment plant in Jackson, Mississippiand a Leak at Navy fuel depot in Honolulu are all evidence of some of the problems and malfunctioning systems that can lead to unsafe water. All of these cases are now public and have been resolved or are in the process of being resolved; However, despite its illegality, organizations charged with providing clean, potable water to their constituents are not always transparent about the condition of their product, thus violating federal law.

The Government Activity and Results Act requires all federal entities to prepare performance reports that include relevant statistics on their work. Some of the EPA’s reports contain data on a wide variety of water quality violations, including which organizations failed to follow rules for public notification of water contamination they found.

Using EPA GPRA Violation Report for violations of a public notice, Stacker compiled a list of the top organizations in violation of the law requiring the public to be notified of contaminated drinking water between January and June 2022. Organizations are ranked by the size of the population they serve. Links were broken by the number of public notice violations committed.

Read on to see which organizations, both cities and utilities, in your state committed the biggest violations.

#20. City of Saginaw
– Served population: 22,380 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#19. City of Denison
– Served population: 22,682 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 4 pcs

#18. City of Marshall
– Served population: 23,091 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 8

#17. City of Stephenville
– Served population: 23,110
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#16. Springs Hill Wsc
– Served population: 24,390 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 4 pcs

#15. Town of Angleton
– Population served: 24,651
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#14. Montgomery County Mud 47
– Served population: 26,193 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#13. The city of the Big Spring
– Served population: 27,282 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 5 pcs

#12. Goforth South
– Served population: 27,639 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#11. Del Rio Public Utilities Commission
– Served population: 36,506 pcs
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#10. City of Scherz
– Served population: 39,453 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#9. Rocket Court
– Served population: 40,797 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 6 pcs

#8. Port Arthur City
– Served population: 42,796 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 4 pcs

#7. The City of Cedar Hill
– Population served: 48,870
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 6 pcs

#6. Mustang Sud
– Served population: 49,242 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#5. Southern Utilities
– Served population: 61,662 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#4. The city of the temple
– Population served: 85,884
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#3. Odessa city
– Served population: 123,334 units
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#2. City of Pearland
– Population served: 127,500
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

#1. City of Laredo
– Population served: 259,113
– Number of violations from January-June 2022: 2 pcs

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