Watch Out! Your Tap Water May Not Be Safe to Drink
Your Tap Water May Not Be Safe to Drink.
Just over 86 percent of all Americans have access to drinking water, while top ranked countries (21 in total) have a perfect 100 percent accessibility.
The database was compiled by the Environmental Working Group and has close to 50,000 public water systems cataloged within its digital stacks.
The data comes from tests conducted in between 2010 and 2015 by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The statistics can be pulled up either by entering your zip code, or your utility provider.
Once the information is plugged in and your utility provider is selected, the database will return a brief summary about where your water comes from, what other companies are involved in the processing, how many contaminants violate health guidelines, and what additional contaminants are present.
Additionally, the database breaks down where the contaminants are coming from, whether they’re from local industry, agriculture, runoff, or nature.
But the site doesn’t just notify you about the problem, it also advises the best bet in terms of filtration.
If you’re interested in the rest of the United States water system as a whole, we have some additional answers beyond just the local level.