New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) Releases Interactive Resource with Statewide Drinking Water Data
Today, NYPIRG released a comprehensive online water portfolio project, What’s In My Water?, to give all New Yorkers an interactive, easy to navigate resource about the state of their drinking water. The online tool includes information on the presence of contaminants found through state and federal laboratory testing, and the location and nature of some potential threats to local drinking water (searchable by zip code and maps).
NYPIRG compiled the profile data from multiple government records sources between June 2016 and February 2017. Such information is often posted publicly, but difficult to access or buried in dense reports. New Yorkers deserve better.
New York State has 2,324 active community-based public water systems that collectively provide the tap water to about 80% of the state’s population, or 16 million people. Another four million New Yorkers use private household wells. What’s In My Water? dives into New York’s community-based systems.
Direct to What’s In My Water? Database
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