User Submitted Ratings for Kirksville Tap Water
- Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33% Low
- Water Pollution 43% Moderate
- Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 67% High
- Water Quality 57% Moderate
The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Kirksville, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).
Can You Drink Tap Water in Kirksville?
Yes, Kirksville's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Kirksville has no active health based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that we are aware of. Other factors such as lead piping in a home, or low levels of pollutants on immunocompromised individuals, should also be considered, however.
According the EPA’s ECHO database, from July 30, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2021, Kirksville's water utility, KIRKSVILLE PWS, had 0 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. The last violation for Kirksville was resolved on June 30, 2017. This assessment is based on the KIRKSVILLE PWS water system, other water systems in the city may have different results.
While tap water that meets the EPA health guidelines generally won’t make you sick to your stomach, it can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run. These trace contaminants may also impact immunocompromised and vulnerable individuals.
Kirksville Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years
Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named KIRKSVILLE PWS for Kirksville in Missouri. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.
From April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, Kirksville had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Treatment Technique Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Treatment Technique Precursor Removal which falls into the Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code group, and the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: CARBON, TOTAL.
From Oct. 1, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014, Kirksville had 1 health-based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Treatment Technique Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) which falls into the Microbials rule code group, and the Surface Water Treatment Rules rule code family for the following contaminant code: Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule.
For the compliance period beginning July 1, 2014, Kirksville had 1 non-health based Safe Drinking Water Act violation with the violation category being Other Violation, more specifically, the violation code was Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report which falls into the Other rule code group, and the Consumer Confidence Rule rule code family for the following contaminant code: Consumer Confidence Rule.
Is there Lead in Kirksville Water?
Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Kirksville water system, KIRKSVILLE PWS, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.0 mg/L of lead in Kirksville water. This is 0% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Kirksville contained more lead.
While Kirksville water testing may have found 0.0 mg/L of lead in its water, that does not mean your water source has the same amount. The amount of lead in water in a city can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even building to building. Many buildings, particularly older ones, have lead pipes or service lines which can be a source of contamination. To find out if your home has lead, we recommend getting you water tested.
No amount of lead in water is healthy, only less dangerous. As lead accumulates in our bodies over time, even exposure to relatively small amounts can have negative health effects. For more information, please check out our Lead FAQ page.
Are there PFAS in Kirksville Tap Water?
Currently, testing tap water for PFAS isn’t mandated on a national level. We do have a list of military bases where there have been suspected or confirmed leaks. There appears to be no military bases near Kirksville with suspected leaks.
With many potential sources of PFAS in tap water across the US, the best information we currently have about which cities have PFAS in their water is this ewg map, which you can check to see if Kirksville has been evaluated for yet.
Our stance is better safe than sorry, and that it makes sense to try to purify the tap water just in case.
Kirksville SDWA Violation History Table - Prior 10 Years
|Compliance Period||Status||Health-Based?||Category Code||Code||Rule Code||Contaminant Code||Rule Group Code||Rule Family Code|
|04/01/2017 - 06/30/2017||Resolved||Yes||Treatment Technique Violation (TT)||Treatment Technique Precursor Removal (46)||Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (210)||CARBON, TOTAL (2920)||Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (200)||Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (210)|
|10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014||Resolved||Yes||Treatment Technique Violation (TT)||Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) (44)||Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (122)||Interim Enhanced Surfsce Water Treatment Rule (0300)||Microbials (100)||Surface Water Treatment Rules (120)|
|07/01/2014 -||Resolved||No||Other Violation (Other)||Consumer Confidence Report Complete Failure to Report (71)||Consumer Confidence Rule (420)||Consumer Confidence Rule (7000)||Other (400)||Consumer Confidence Rule (420)|
What do these Violations Mean?
Safe Drinking Water Act Violations categories split into two groups, health based, and non-health based. Generally, health based violations are more serious, though non-health based violations can also be cause for concern.
Health Based Violations
- Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
- Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
- Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.
Non-Health Based Violations
- Monitoring and reporting violations (MR, MON) - failure to conduct the required regular monitoring of drinking water quality, and/or to submit monitoring results on time.
- Public notice violations (Other) - failure to immediately alert consumers if there is a serious problem with their drinking water that may pose a risk to public health.
- Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.
SDWA Table Key
|Compliance Period||Dates of the compliance period.|
Current status of the violation.
|Health-Based?||Whether the violation is health based.|
The category of violation that is reported.
|Code||A full description of violation codes can be accessed in the SDWA_REF_CODE_VALUES (CSV) table.|
|Contaminant Code||A code value that represents a contaminant for which a public water system has incurred a violation of a primary drinking water regulation.|
Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
|Rule Group Code||
Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
|Rule Family Code||
Code for rule family.
For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.
Can You Drink Tap Water in Kirksville?
We don't have enough information to make a specific recommendation about the safety of drinking tap water in Kirksville, Missouri.
However, based on information from nearby locations, the average water score in Missouri is a 57 out of 100.
Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Kirksville.
To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Missouri, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.
Have you ever wondered what kind of contamination is in your local tap water in Kirksville, Missouri? The fact is that this is a heavily populated area with lots of industry and manufacturing located there. All of the chemicals and contaminants that are created by factories end up in our drinking water supplies. It is not easy to get pure water from an underground aquifer, and there are many underground sources that have contaminated our tap water in several major areas throughout the county. Here is a look at the different contaminants that have been found in both local and national groundwater systems, and how exactly they affect us.
When it comes to the National Inewater System, contamination of any kind has been found in all nine wells within the system. These include agricultural chemicals, such as alachlor, somatrem, atrazine, and saccharin, as well as synthetic materials, such as mercury, cysts, and bacteria. It should also be mentioned that the liquid that
EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Public Drinking Water Program, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.
- Serves: 17304
- Data available: 2012-2017
- Data Source: Surface water
- Total: 23
Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Dichloroacetic acid
- Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
- Trichloroacetic acid
Other Detected Contaminants
- Bromochloroacetic acid
- Bromodichloroacetic acid
- Chromium (total)
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
- Monobromoacetic acid
- Monochloroacetic acid
- Nitrate and nitrite
Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.