The 25 U.S. Cities with the Worst Drinking Water

WHERE THE CONTAMINANTS ARE FLOWING STRAIGHT FROM THE TAP. By ALEX DANIEL In 2017, it’s not unusual to have a personal preference for water. Maybe you like a light mineral flavor or a mild earthiness. Or maybe you prefer sparkling. Whatever the case, chances are you don’t want anything that includes chemicals or carcinogens—the types of contaminants included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule.” While most ...[READ MORE]

Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

The company’s operation in Michigan reveals how it’s dominated the industry by going into economically depressed areas with lax water laws. In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of Nestlé’s roughly 100 bottled water factories in 34 countries around the world. Inside, workers wear hairnets, hard hats, goggles, gloves, and earplugs. Ten production lines snake through the space, funneling local spring ...[READ MORE]

Rural Kentucky Residents Living with Contaminated Water for Years

 Rural Kentucky Residents Living with Contaminated Water for Years Long-standing problems provide contaminated drinking water and few options for residents of eastern Kentucky. In Martin County, Kentucky, residents never know what they're going to get when they turn on their faucets. Sometimes, they get milky water, or water that looks more like beer, according to a Los Angeles Times report. And sometimes, residents of this county located in far eastern Kentucky get ...[READ MORE]


The Detroit NewsPhoto: Dale G. Young / The Detroit News file FLINT, MI, FEB 26, 218 -- The city's former water utilities administrator said Friday the water system generated a huge number of resident complaints about odor and color two months after the city's April 2014 switch to river water. Michael Glasgow testified for the second day in 67th District Court that the Flint water treatment plant did not have the ability to use phosphate coating to keep the pipes from rusting and the water ...[READ MORE]

25 Reasons Why Plastic Bottles Should Be Banned

By just taking a look around our environment; we realized that there is too much plastic that meets the eye at places such as dumping areas and even shore lines or by the roadside. Plastic is almost everywhere because it is used to do a lot of things ranging from packaging of food stuffs, water, used as mobile casing, and many other consumer products. Thus, plastic has become part of our lives. These are some advantages that it has in our lives and we have to appreciate them, however here are ...[READ MORE]

170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Tap Water

WASHINGTON – Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today. Radiation in tap water is a serious health threat, especially during pregnancy, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limits for the most widespread radioactive elements are more than 40 years old. But President Trump’s nominee to be the White House environment czar rejects the need for ...[READ MORE]


"Overall, this study informs a more directed approach to increasing compliance with drinking water quality regulations," says author Maura Allaire, UCI assistant professor of urban planning & public policy. "Identifying hot spots and vulnerability factors associated with violations can allow public policies to target underperforming water systems." Steve Zylius / UCI IRVINE, CA, FEB 26, 2018 -- While serious violations like those in the Flint, Mich., crisis are rare, ensuring reliable ...[READ MORE]

Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters – Food and Water Watch

Guide to Safe Tap Water and Water Filters Drinking tap water should be safe, affordable, and taste good. Follow our guide to check your tap water quality and find the best filtration system for you. The word is out: bottled water can be bad for our wallets, our health and our environment. If you’re among the growing number of people kicking the bottled water habit and making the move to tap water, you may be curious about your local water supply. Consumer standards are actually more ...[READ MORE]