Water Quality Reports > Jacksonville FL Drinking Water Quality Report
Water Quality Score
C
Jacksonville  Drinking Water Quality
Water Quality Factors
  • 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, Drinking Water Top Suppliers

Water SupplierWater Supply SourcePopulation ServedService Connections
Jacksonville Beach Wtp
337 1st Avenue South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Ground Water 23,279 10,207
N.A.S. Jacksonville
Post Office Box 5 Jacksonville, FL 32212
Ground Water 22,000 539
Jea Major Grid
102 No. Kernan Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32225
Ground Water 800,000 300,000
Data Sources:
EPA 2012 SDWIS Report

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 ContaminantDate Violation Last Reported Violation TypeViolationNumber of ViolationsEnforcement Action
Total Coliform Rule 2010-02-11 Health-Based: Maximum Contaminant Level violation MCL, Monthly (TCR) 1 Public Notification Received

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

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Jacksonville, Water Quality Historical Violations

Detected
25
Above Health Limits
3
Below Limits
21
ContaminantTotal Tests Positive ResultsAbove Health LimitsAbove Legal LimitsEPA RegulatedMax ResultHealth Limit Legal Limit
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 122 122 0 13 Yes 216 - 80
Radium-226 22 21 21 0 Yes 1.30 0.05 5
Lead (total) 19 17 11 0 Yes 2.10 0.20 15
Arsenic (total) 26 6 2 0 Yes 5.80 2 10
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
Antimony (total) 13 6 0 0 Yes 1.10 6 6
Barium (total) 21 21 0 0 Yes 45.70 2000 2000
Beryllium (total) 17 1 0 0 Yes 0.10 4 4
Cadmium (total) 17 2 0 0 Yes 0.20 5 5
Chromium (total) 19 2 0 0 Yes 1.40 100 100
Cyanide 17 3 0 0 Yes 7 200 200
Dalapon 2 1 0 0 Yes 0.46 200 200
Di(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate 43 2 0 0 Yes 0.45 400 400
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 49 15 0 0 Yes 6.30 300 6
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
Nitrate 38 12 0 0 Yes 2.05 10 10
Nitrite 37 3 0 0 Yes 0.02 1 1
Oxamyl (Vydate) 41 1 0 0 Yes 0.52 200 200
Pentachlorophenol 43 2 0 0 Yes 0.03 30 1
Selenium (total) 20 16 0 0 Yes 50 50 50
Thallium (total) 13 1 0 0 Yes 0.10 0.50 2
Total haloacetic acids (HAAs) 136 136 0 0 Yes 48.30 70 60
Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) 32 32 0 0 Yes 51.70 - 80

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, .