- Failed some Health Guidelines
- Failed some Legal Limits
- Met all Reporting and Monitoring Requirements
- Uses Chlorine disinfectant
Jacksonville sources its water from one of the largest aquifers in the world, the Floridian aquifer. Groundwater is extracted using a system of 135 wells that tap deep into the aquifer. The fresh water supply from the aquifer is used to provide Jacksonville homes with city water, while irrigation is supplied by reclaimed and treated wastewater. In recent years, radioactive elements, lead, arsenic and potentially carcinogenic disinfectant byproducts have exceeded health guidelines.
Jacksonville, Water Quality Recent Violations
There was 1 health violation found in Jacksonville, by the EPA in the 2010-2012 reporting periods. They are listed in the table below.
Drinking Water Rule or Contaminant Date Violation Last Reported
Violation Type Violation Number of Violations Enforcement Action Total Coliform Rule
Health-Based: Maximum Contaminant Level violation
MCL, Monthly (TCR)
Public Notification Received
There were no reporting, montioring or other reported violations for in the 2010-2012 reporting periods
Jacksonville, Water Quality Historical Violations
|Contaminant||Total Tests||Positive Results||Above Health Limits||Above Legal Limits||EPA Regulated||Max Result||Health Limit||Legal Limit|
|Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)||122||122||0||13||Yes||216||-||80|
|1,2 Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)||47||3||0||0||Yes||0.02||3||0.20|
|Alpha particle activity (excl radon and uranium)||26||13||0||0||Yes||4.10||15||15|
|Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)||29||1||0||0||Yes||0.14||500||5|
|Ethylene dibromide (EDB)||25||1||0||0||Yes||0.03||2||0.05|
|Total haloacetic acids (HAAs)||136||136||0||0||Yes||48.30||70||60|
|Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)||32||32||0||0||Yes||51.70||-||80|
25 Contaminants were detected, 1 above legal limits, 3 above health guidelines, and 21 below limits for water suppliers serving Jacksonville, between 2004 and 2009.
46 Water Contaminants were tested for in the Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville water suppliers to better understand the quality of the drinking water in Jacksonville, .