Violations at Alapaha Water Plant in Lowndes County –EPA @ LCC 2013-07-23

Did Demarcus Marshall know when he asked, “The water is good now, right?” about the 15 “Health Based Violations” and the 4 “Complete Failure to Report” plus the 1 “Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR)”, all in the last ten years? Maybe some of those have to do with why Lowndes County is doing major upgrades to the Alapaha Water System by the end of March 2015. However, given all those “Complete Failure to Report”, how will we know when or if it’s fixed? These reports found by Chris Graham. -jsq

U.S. EPA SWDIS Violation Report:

LOWNDES CO.-ALAPAHA PLANTATION S/D
VALDOSTA, GA 31601-1349
229-671-2504

Primary Water Source Type Population Served
Groundwater 205

This report was created on AUG-22-2013
Results are based on data extracted on JUL-30-2013

NOTICE: EPA is aware of inaccuracies and underreporting of some data in the Safe Drinking Water Information System. We are working with the states to improve the quality of the data.


The tables below list all violations that the state reported to EPA for this water system. Health-based violations are listed first, followed by monitoring, reporting, and other violations.

Health Based Violations: amount of contaminant exceeded safety standard (MCL) or water was not treated properly.
Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2012
SEP-30-2012
TTHM .166 11422

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2012
SEP-30-2012
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.109 11423

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average APR-01-2012
JUN-30-2012
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.079 11421

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average APR-01-2012
JUN-30-2012
TTHM .123 11420

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JAN-01-2012
MAR-31-2012
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.104 11419

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JAN-01-2012
MAR-31-2012
TTHM .156 11418

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average OCT-01-2011
DEC-31-2011
TTHM .136 11416

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average OCT-01-2011
DEC-31-2011
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.105 11417

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
MAR-05-2013
St Violation/Reminder Notice
MAR-05-2013


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2010
SEP-30-2010
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.102 11111

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
NOV-23-2010
St Violation/Reminder Notice
NOV-23-2010


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2010
SEP-30-2010
TTHM .205 11011

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif requested
NOV-23-2010
St Violation/Reminder Notice
NOV-23-2010


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2008
SEP-30-2008
TTHM .124 11211

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Violation/Reminder Notice
NOV-23-2010
St Public Notif requested
NOV-23-2010
St Compliance achieved
SEP-30-2009


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2008
SEP-30-2008
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.103 11311

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Violation/Reminder Notice
NOV-23-2010
St Public Notif requested
NOV-23-2010
St Compliance achieved
SEP-30-2009


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2007
SEP-30-2007
Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
.091 10809

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
SEP-30-2009
St Violation/Reminder Notice
FEB-11-2009
St Public Notif requested
FEB-11-2009


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
MCL, Average JUL-01-2007
SEP-30-2007
TTHM .104 10709

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
SEP-30-2009
St Violation/Reminder Notice
FEB-11-2009
St Public Notif requested
FEB-11-2009


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Analytical Result Violation ID
Public Education MAY-26-2004
JUN-29-2004
Lead & Copper Rule
10404

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
JUN-29-2004
St Intentional no-action
JUN-29-2004


Monitoring and Reporting and Other Violations: system failed to complete all samples or sample in a timely manner, or had another non-health-based violation. A significant monitoring violation means the system failed to take a large percentage of the required samples. Non-significant monitoring violations indicate that the water system failed to take some of the required samples, but did do some of the required sampling.
Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Violation ID
CCR Complete Failure to Report JUL-01-2012
JUL-25-2012
Consumer Confidence Rule
11413

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
JUL-25-2012


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Violation ID
CCR Complete Failure to Report JUL-01-2008
JUL-07-2009
Consumer Confidence Rule
10909

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
JUL-07-2009


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Violation ID
CCR Complete Failure to Report JUL-01-2007
JUL-02-2008
Consumer Confidence Rule
10608

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
JUL-02-2008


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Violation ID
Monitoring, Routine Major (TCR) JUN-01-2006
JUN-30-2006
Coliform (TCR) 10506

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Public Notif received
OCT-06-2006
St Violation/Reminder Notice
JUL-24-2006
St Public Notif requested
JUL-24-2006


Type of Violation Compliance Period Begin Date Compliance Period End Date Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Violation ID
CCR Complete Failure to Report JUL-01-2002
SEP-09-2003
Consumer Confidence Rule
10303

Follow-up Action Date of Response
St Compliance achieved
SEP-09-2003
State CCR Follow-up Notice
AUG-11-2003


For more information on:
Violations more than 10 years back: Ask the operators of your water system, contact your state or file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Watersheds (the land areas drinking water comes from): Learn more about the health of this watershed.
Drinking water in your state: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo/ga.htm
Drinking water in general: Visit EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water web site or call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791). EPA has also prepared fact sheets about various regulated drinking water contaminants.
Advanced tools for accessing EPA drinking water data: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/datait/databases/drink/index.cfm
Research Data: As well as monitoring the levels of drinking water contaminants for which EPA has set standards, EPA, states, and water systems also carry out studies of contaminants that may need to be regulated in the future. For more information about these, please see the National Contaminant Occurrence Database and the Microbe and Disinfection Byproducts study database.

Additional Information

In fiscal year 2005 (the last year for which EPA has complete data) based on information reported to EPA by the states, 1.5 percent of all systems reported a treatment technique violation, 6.1 percent of all systems reported an MCL violation, and 24 percent of all systems reported a reporting/monitoring violation.

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