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Just Add Water

A two year profile of drinking water quality in the US

May 1, 1996

Just Add Water: Table 3

Table 3.

More than 1,500 schools, hospitals, and daycare centers with private water systems reported violations or exceedances of EPA drinking water standards in 1994-1995.

Health Standard Schools, Hospitals, and Daycare Centers Reporting Violations Population Served
Lead 857 317,482
Chronic Coliform Bacteria 678 339,587
Fecal Bacteria 164 63,007
Nitrate 37 8,965
Other Chemical 36 14,335
Any Violation or Exceedance 1,583 704,338

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from EPA Safe Drinking Water Information System 1994-1996.