Water Quality Threatened In Major U.S. Cities

NRDC studies 19 municipal water systems and finds that pollution, old pipes and outdated treatment threaten tap water quality.
June 12, 2003, 12pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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This June 2003 NRDC study of drinking water quality in 19 U.S. cities finds that pollution and deteriorating, out-of-date plumbing are sometimes delivering drinking water that might pose health risks to some residents -- and unless steps are taken now, tap water will get worse. The report issues grades to each municipal water system studied in three problem areas -- water quality and compliance, source water protection, and right-to-know compliance -- and outlines a plan for protecting the nation's drinking water supply.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Thursday, June 12, 2003 in Natural Resources Defense Council
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