Unsafe lead levels are not limited to Flint, Michigan
According to the New York Times, The Environmental Protection Agency says streams tapped by water utilities serving a third of the population are not yet covered by clean-water laws that limit levels of toxic pollutants.
Unsafe lead levels are not limited to Flint, Michigan. CNN reports that more than 5,300 water systems are in violation of the EPA's lead and copper rule, a federal regulation to safeguard America's drinking water from its aging infrastructure.
Failure to properly test water
Failure to report contamination
Failure to treat water properly
The NRDC report reveals that the EPA is also aware that many utilities "game the system," using flawed or questionable testing methods in order to avoid detecting high levels of lead.
In-home water treatment provides the final barrier to prevent contaminants or health hazards from being ingested by you, a family member or pet. It can also address the impurities that lend an unattractive taste, smell, or appearance to your drinking water.