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Table 2: Population Drinking Contaminated Water

Rocket Fuel in Drinking Water: Table 2: Population Drinking Contaminated Water

March 3, 2003

Table 2. More than 20 million people drink perchlorate-contaminated water from the Colorado River.

State

County

Population drinking Colorado River water (1)

Arizona

Maricopa

2,458,000

Mohave

43,000

Pima

15,044

Pinal

46,281

Yuma

119,182

California

Imperial

10,300

Los Angeles

8,898,633

Orange

2,737,176

Riverside

954,000

San Bernardino

700,000

San Diego

2,800,000

Ventura

517,000

Nevada

Clark

1,384,505

Total

20,683,121

(1) Underestimate: Does not include systems with fewer than 2,500 customers or those serving Native American tribes.


References

  1. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2003a. Safe Drinking Water Information System. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/sdwis/sdwis_ov.html.
  2. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). 2002. Member agency profiles. http://www.mwd.dst.ca.us/mwdh2o/pages/memberag/member02.html