How Clean Is Our Drinking Water

Safe drinking water is a cornerstone of public health. In accordance with the 1996 SDWA amendments, public water systems are mandated to submit compliance reports on the quality of their drinking water. According to the EPA, 90% of the nation's public water systems achieved water quality levels or treatment standards in fiscal year 2004. The vast majority of U.S. residents receive water from systems that have no reported violations of MCLs and no flaws in treatment techniques, monitoring, or reporting.

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