Online Database Highlights Quality Of Local Tap Water

July 27, 2017

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We don't give much thought about the water that comes out of the faucet.  But with the Flint, Michigan incident last year, it has brought attention to the health of our water supply. For the most part Federal and State laws impose limits on the amount of harmful chemicals allowed in tap water but that doesn't mean all contamination is removed.  An online database is making it easy to check the quality of your water based on where you live. The Tap Water Database from the Environmental Working Group has collected water-quality information on 50,000 utilities around the country spanning back 7 years and as recent as this year.  By simply entering your zip code, you can choose your local water facility and see what is in it. Each report includes chemicals that are present in the water supply but conform to the recommended health guidelines. Identifying the unwanted chemicals in your water can also help you get smart about purifying it at home. Different home purifiers are built to filter out different chemicals, which makes understanding the quality of your tap water before purchasing one essential. CLICK HERE to check out your tap water quality.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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