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Water Quality Score
C-
Indianapolis IN Drinking Water Quality
Water Quality Factors
  • Failed some Health Guidelines
  • Failed some Legal Limits
  • Met all Reporting and Monitoring Requirements
  • Uses Chlorine plus Ammonia (Chloramines) disinfectant

Most of the water supplied to Indianapolis houses comes from surface water. Surface water is collected from White River, Fall Creek, and Eagle Creek Reservoir. The water is treated and disinfected before being distributed to homes in dense residential areas of Indianapolis. Supplemental wells and smaller water treatment plants are used to supply groundwater to some outlying areas around Indianapolis. In recent years potentially carcinogenic disinfectant byproducts have exceeded health guidelines.

Indianapolis, IN Drinking Water Top Suppliers

Water SupplierWater Supply SourcePopulation ServedService Connections
Indianapolis Water
950 West 16th Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Surface Water 869,570 322,063
Data Sources:
EPA 2012 SDWIS Report

Indianapolis, IN Water Quality Recent Violations

There were no health violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods

There were no reporting, montioring or other reported violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods

To see the latest EPA monitoring report for visit the EPA at SDWIS Report

Indianapolis, IN Water Quality Historical Violations

Detected
25
Above Health Limits
1
Below Limits
22
ContaminantTotal Tests Positive ResultsAbove Health LimitsAbove Legal LimitsEPA RegulatedMax ResultHealth Limit Legal Limit
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs) 44 44 2 3 Yes 87 70 60
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 111 105 0 1 Yes 107.80 - 80
Tetrachloroethylene 74 1 1 0 Yes 0.53 0.06 5
1,1-Dichloroethylene 74 1 0 0 Yes 0.00 7 7
2,4-D 20 8 0 0 Yes 0.70 70 70
Antimony (total) 21 1 0 0 Yes 6.90 6 6
Arsenic (total) 21 1 0 0 Yes 2 2 10
Atrazine 206 161 0 0 Yes 6 3 3
Barium (total) 21 21 0 0 Yes 280 2000 2000
Benzo[a]pyrene 204 1 0 0 Yes 0.10 0.50 0.20
Bromodichloromethane 73 66 0 0 Yes 20.10 100 80
Bromoform 74 17 0 0 Yes 2.03 800 80
Chloroform 73 67 0 0 Yes 81.70 70 80
Chloromethane 73 1 0 0 No 0.74 30 -
Chromium (total) 21 10 0 0 Yes 13 100 100
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene 74 21 0 0 Yes 1.11 70 70
Cyanide 20 1 0 0 Yes 7 200 200
Dalapon 21 1 0 0 Yes 1.80 200 200
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 205 6 0 0 Yes 3.20 300 6
Dibromochloromethane 73 67 0 0 Yes 4.71 60 80
Nitrate 27 25 0 0 Yes 4.20 10 10
Nitrate & nitrite 18 17 0 0 Yes 4.20 10 10
Nitrite 19 1 0 0 Yes 0.52 1 1
Selenium (total) 21 1 0 0 Yes 2.80 50 50
Simazine 205 84 0 0 Yes 1.30 4 4

64 Water Contaminants were tested for in the Indianapolis, IN area but not found in drinking water between 2004 and 2009.

Data Source: NYTimes.com

The scores and results above reflect a summary of the historical drinking water testing results that has been documented by the EPA and other sources. The color coding of the symbols was developed by WaterFilterComparisions.com as an easy way for individuals to gauge the historical effectiveness of Indianapolis water suppliers in meeting legal and health regulations in providing clean drinking water. This should only be used as a guide, and WaterFilterComparisons recommends you contact Indianapolis water suppliers to better understand the quality of the drinking water in Indianapolis, .