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Dirty Water

Dirty Water Even though water comes out of the faucet looking clean and clear, there is a good chance it has some pretty nasty stuff in it. A new study has cataloged all the pollutants and chemicals that appear in our tap water, and they include things like arsenic and fuel additives. Many of these pollutants are unregulated, meaning no matter how high a dose appears in your water, it's still not illegal. Other chemicals are regulated, but are allowed to appear in your water at a level well above what doctors recommend as a safe dose. This is a look at the five most and least polluted water systems in America (in cities with more than 100,000 population), based on the total number pollutants found in the water, and how often those pollutants were found during continued testing. The five cleanest U.S. water utilities. Population served by these utilities ARLINGTON WATER Arlington Water, Forth Worth Providence Water, Providence Fort Worth Charleston Water System, Charleston Massachusetts 290,000 People Water Department, Fort Worth Water Resources BEBEB:EBBBEE Authority, Boston PROVIDENCE WATER 298,700 People BEBEB EB3BEE: мл FORTH WORTH WATER DEPARTMENT 501,954 People BEBEB EB88BEEFAABE CHARLESTON WATER SYSTEM 327,620 People MASSACHUSETTS WATER RESOURCE AUTHORITY 2 2,000,000 People EMERALD COAST WATER UTILITY 307,076 People HEBEB EEBEE BEBE3838BEBBBE CITY OF RIVERSIDE The five dirtiest U.S. water utilities PUBLIC UTILITIES 280,832 People BEBBBooBE: HEAEAHBERIAA Emerald Coast City of Riverside Public Utilities, Riverside Las Vegas Valley Eastern Truckee LAS VEGAS VALLEY Municipal Water Utility, Pensacola Water District Meadows Water WATER DISTRICT Las Vegas Water District, Authority, 1,181,263 People Riverside Reno EASTERN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT NV NV 480,000 People TRUCKEE MEADOWS 37 WATER AUTHORITY 315,200 People 3 23 E E = ±200.000 PEOPLE BEBEBBEEEBEEEEE 011 Pollutant of largest concern 8 23 021 0. Haloacetic Acids are any of five acids used in disinfecting products. Trihalomethanes MTBE is an additive used in motor fuel. It has been banned in most states. Perchlorate Arsenic Number of polhutants 0.5 Øver legal hmit are any of four chemicals used in disinfecting products. is an additive iused in fuel for rockets, missiles, and fireworks. is a poisonous element used in wood preservatives and pesticides National Average USA A collaboration between GOOD and NAZ ŞAHİN & ŞERİFCAN ÖZCAN SOURCE Environmental Working Group's National Drinking Water Database

Dirty Water

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When you think of low-quality water, you may think of under-developed or impoverished countries. However, even the U.S struggles with providing clean water to its citizens in certain parts of the coun...



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