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Farming and Tap Water

For millions of Americans in farm country, tap water comes with an unwanted dose of toxic contaminants – pesticides, fertilizers, animal wastes and other substances that are associated with health hazards, including some types of cancer, birth defects and communicable diseases.

Nationwide Incidences of Farm Pollution in Drinking Water

Across the U.S., agriculture contaminates millions of Americans’ drinking water. Click the blue dots on the map to see news stories describing how agriculture is polluting drinking water in communities. Examples of drinking water pollution from agriculture can be seen across the U.S., in almost all 50 states.