Posts filed under Safe Drinking Water Act

How is government protecting us from toxins in drinking water now?

The US Government's Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) ensures through regulations that your drinking water is "legally safe," based on limits on a small set of 115 contaminants.  The "legally safe" water is often unhealthy due to a long list of unregulated chemical contaminants found in source waters such as rivers and lakes, which supply almost all of our drinking water.  By default, consumers are asked to be guinea pigs for toxins used in agriculture and industry.