Water, Water Everywhere ... but not all drops are safe to drink

18 million Americans obtained drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015

77 million Americans lived in places where water systems were in violation of safety regulations in 2015

33 state's drinking water was found in 2016 to contain unsafe levels of PFASs, a class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer, hormone disruptions, and high cholesterol.

At least 6 million city water pipes in the US are made of metal, which is so dangerous there is no acceptable safe level, and many local governments have thin budgets for replacement.

44 million people living outside city limits are the most vulnerable because they rely on private wells and don't benefit from germ-killing treatments to their wells.

Arsenic in water is of great concern. People exposed to arsenic have 65% higher chance of fatal cardiovascular disease. Lead and Cadmium introduce a similar risk.

15 million Americans' drinking water is contaminated with PFCs, a toxic chemical used to make nonstick cookware linked to thyroid disease and cancer, per a 2017 study

$11 per person was spent by the federal government on water pipes, pumps and plants in 2011. In 1977, it was $76 per person.
— Woman's Health April 2018