Unsafe Drinking Water For 360,000 Is Creating A Crisis In California
A McClatchy analysis of data compiled by the State Water Resources Control Board finds that 360,000 people are served polluted water. The Sacramento Bee offers a searchable database of counties that comply with drinking water standards.
360,000 Californians Have Unsafe Drinking Water. Are You One Of Them?
An estimated 360,000 Californians are served by water systems with unsafe drinking water, according to a McClatchy analysis of data compiled by the State Water Resources Control Board. In many communities, people drink, shower, cook and wash dishes with water containing excessive amounts of pollutants, including arsenic, nitrates and uranium. (Kasler, Reese and Sabalow, 6/1)
California Water Systems That Don't Comply With Drinking Water Standards
There are 3,015 independent water systems serving communities in California. As of May, 269 of these suppliers were out of compliance with state drinking water standards. Select your county to see if the water supplier for your community is out of compliance. (6/1)