The Water Quality Association released a statement in which it supports the Environmental Working Group’s newly released Tap Water Database ( as a way for consumers to learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their local drinking water. The database contains US EPA test results from nearly 50,000 utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, from 2010 to 2015. Consumers can enter their ZIP code to learn more about the quality of their local drinking water. US EPA requires nearly all community water systems to issue a Consumer Confidence Report every year by July 1. But according to a recent national study conducted for WQA, 62 percent of households across the US either didn’t read or don’t know if they received their community’s report. That’s up from 56 percent in a 2015 survey.


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