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DWF Profile: Rayville Water System Region 3

SDWA Status: Enforcement Priority
Owner: local government
Population Served: 4842
  • Location: Rayville, LA Richland Parish
  • Permit: Active LA1083006
  • Current Notices: 2022 Annual Water Quality Report is not available on line - Town Clerk to email it - more to follow
  • LA Health Preliminary 2022 Grade: F 41/100 41%
  • 10 points deducted for federal violations including exceeding maximum contaminant levesl and treatment technique violations for lead and copper rule, 1 point deducted for state violation inadequate disinfection, 10 points deducted for lack of financial sustainability, 10 points deducted for lack of customer complaint log, 23 points deducted for unresolved significant deficiencies in operations, maintenance and infrastructure, 5 points deducted for exceeding maximum contaminant levels for iron and/or magnesium
  • Water Source - groundwater
  • System Type: Community water system
  • Usage: local usage unknown; US average 400 gallons per day per household, 100 gallons per day per resident
  • Contact: Harry Lewis tel 318-728-2011x

The following information gathered from federal EPA pertains to the quarter ending Mar 31, 2023 (data last refreshed on EPA database July 18, 2023)
Last inspection: Jan 13, 2022 Sanitary Survey, complete (State)
Significant deficiencies found in Finished Water Storage and Source

Non-compliant inspections

(of the previous 12 quarters)

with Significant Violations

(of the previous 12 quarters)


Enforcement Actions

(last 5 yrs)


Enforcement Actions

(last 5 years)

12 out of 12

5 out of 12



Significant Violations History

Public Notice Rule Violation - Other noted May 17, 2022; unaddressed as of last inspection cycle
Treatment Technique Violation - Groundwater Rule noted May 31, 2019 - addressed as of last inspection cycle - informal enforcement action taken

Note from Louisiana Department of Health Drinking Water Watch
The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health Safe Drinking Water Program monitors over 1,300 public drinking water systems throughout Louisiana to ensure compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations so residents, visitors and tourists have access to safe, clean water.

Safe Drinking Water Program staff collect, analyze and review water system samples to ensure each system does not violate contaminant levels and is meeting monitoring, analytical and treatment technique requirements. This surveillance helps prevent waterborne disease outbreaks or chemical exposure associated with contaminated drinking water.
The program's Drinking Water Watch database shows all historical reports of public water systems in Louisiana. Drinking Water Watch contains all inventory, analytical, compliance and enforcement data. Through this database, you can access public records for these water systems at no cost.

Drinking water information provided in this profile is aggregated from both state and federal EPA sources, the water facility itself and local government sources where available.
EPA publishes violation and enforcement data quarterly, based on the inspection reports of the previous quarter. Water systems, states and EPA take up to three months to verify this data is accurate and complete. Specific questions about your local water supply should be directed to the facility manager or operator.
The EPA safe drinking water facilities data available to the public presents what is known to the government based upon the most recently available information for more than one million regulated facilities. EPA and states inspect a percentage of facilities each year, but many facilities, particularly smaller ones, may not have received a recent inspection. It is possible that facilities do have violations that have not yet been discovered, thus are shown as compliant in the system.
EPA cannot positively state that facilities without violations shown in ECHO are necessarily fully compliant with environmental laws. Additionally, some violations at smaller facilities do not need to be reported from the states to EPA. If ECHO shows a recent inspection and the facility is shown with no violations identified, users of the ECHO site can be more confident that the facility is in compliance with federal programs.
The compliance status of smaller facilities that have not had recent inspections or review by EPA or the states may be unknown or only available via state data systems.

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