Cities with the Cleanest Tap Water
The National Resources Defense Council, have evaluated the quality of drinking water in nineteen major cities across the country and ranked them based on quality and compliance, availability of information, and source water protection. Surprisingly it found everything from rocket fuel, pesticides, lead, arsenic, etc in many samples!
Though water quality purity overall has improved since previous years’ tests, some cities, like Des Moines, has tap water that has consistently scored high in both studies and taste tests. Several others at the bottom of the barrel, like Los Angeles had such high levels of contaminants that they were even in violation of EPA standards.
Click here to see how your city measures up.