EPA water quality violations are very commonplace. More than 5,300 U.S. water systems violated lead-testing rules last year
While Flint might be an extreme example, a report released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council details how many other communities around the country are failing to adequately ensure that their water supplies remain free of lead. Millions of Americans are served by water systems that violated federal rules in 2015. Furthermore, the report found of the more than 8,000 documented violations of the EPA’s “Lead and Copper Rule” formal enforcement action was taken in only 908 cases.
This article raises many valid questions and concerns about the state of the U.S. EPA and whether it is even aware of the breadth and depth of system wide drinking water problems. Given all the problems surrounding drinking water and the EPA and all the unanswered questions they raise it might be prudent to take something as serious as the water you drink into your own hands. Working with a water treatment professional, you can test your water and design appropriate treatment for your water quality problems yourself.
Click Here to read the full article in The Washington Post by Brady Dennis on June 28, 2016