A two year profile of drinking water quality in the US
Just Add Water: Table A
Table A.In 1994-1995, over 45 million Americans were supplied with tap water that failed to meet basic health standards*.
|Chronic Coliform Bacteria||12,246||24,719,235|
|Inadaquate Filtration or Disinfection||1,478||20,564,028|
|Industrial Chemicals and Pesticides||325||935,203|
|Any Violation or Exceedance||18,542||45,692,403|
* Tabulated violations may be incomplete due to the government shutdown on 1994-1995 and the late filing of violations or exceedances of health standards.
Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from EPA Safe Drinking Water Information System 1994-1996.