In December, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released its list of the cities with the best and worst tap water. This wasn’t merely a taste test (tastes like chicken!). For three years, the EWG measured all kinds of things in municipal water systems. In fact, they discovered that in the United States, 316 different pollutants were found in drinking water nation-wide. The pollutants generally come from five sources: industrial waste (asbestos, lead, etc.), agricultural waste (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.), urban waste (butane, caffeine, etc.), water treatment facilities themselves (chlorine, formaldehyde, etc.), and naturally occurring pollutants (aluminum, copper, etc.).
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