What States Have The Best Water Quality?
By Pierre Mouchette | Bits-n-Pieces
Public Drinking Water Contaminants - while many of the risks to water taste and safety vary across different parts of the country, there are several leading threats to water quality that affect nearly all homes in 2022.
Well Water - many wells face similar risks to water taste and purity, from iron staining and sulfur odors to bacterial contamination. Expanding agricultural land and frequent flooding are also increasing threats to groundwater safety. Common problems include:
The quality of water we consume everyday matters. Everyone wants crystal clear pure water, which is probably why most people think of getting a reverse osmosis system. If you live in the U.S and want to know the top ten U.S. states with the cleanest water, Read On.
Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) manages a National Tap Water Quality Database, which provides information about the quality of drinking for more than 50,000 nationwide drinking water sources. The Database displays contaminant levels in the water and how these compare to EPA Guidelines and Federal Limits for Cities in the U.S.
Note: the EWG’s Database is not updated in real-time, and it is not released annually. The most recent edition of the database, released in 2019, is based on data from 2012 to 2019.
The results are as follows:
What are Drinking Water Quality Standards
A federal law passed in the 1970s sets quality standards for the systems that offer people in America drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses a weighted point system to track all law violations. The violations include treatment and contaminants. The metric used measures the number of violation points against public water systems per 1,000 residents served in each state in 2021.
For more information, see Analyze Trends: EPA/State Drinking Water Dashboard