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Article Highlights:

  • 15 percent of people in the United States have dangrous contaminated tap water in their homes
  • All 50 states have water systems that violate the Enviromental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Act
  • In 2015, there were 80,000 safety violations affecting 77 million people, and few had enforcement action
  • The most at-risk for having a contaminated water supply system are those in small rural areas