EWG's drinking water quality report shows
results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as
information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2021 - March 2021), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.
Arsenic was found at 500 times above EWG's Health Guideline.
EWG Health Guideline
0.004 ppb or less
The state and national averages were calculated using the averages of the contaminant measurements for each utility in 2017-2019. ppb = parts per billion
The EWG Health Guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.
One of the best ways to push for cleaner water is to hold accountable the elected officials who have a say in water quality – from city hall and the state legislature to Congress all the way to the Oval Office – by asking questions and demanding answers.