USA Drinking Water
How safe is USA Drinking Water? What are the laws governing Drinking Water in USA? Where are the main Water Resources in USA (Example: springs, lakes, desalination plants, etc.? Are there commercial Water Resources that sell Drinking Water in bottles or tanks?
USA TODAY NETWORK investigation: Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states
While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. The water systems collectively supply water to 6 million people. About 350 of those systems provide drinking water to schools or day cares. The USA TODAY NETWORK investigation also found at least 180 of the water systems failed to notify consumers about the high lead levels as federal rules require. Ref. USAToday.
On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.
Climate change to deplete some US water basins used for irrigation. Certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change's impact on irrigation, a new study by climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds. Source 2q.
Arsenic in domestic well water could affect 2 million people in the US. Clean drinking water can be easy to take for granted if your home taps into treated water sources. But more than 44 million people in the U.S. Get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. Of those, a new report estimates that about 2 million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water. Source 4g.
US rivers and streams are compromised by increasing salt loads. Human activities are exposing US rivers and streams to a cocktail of salts, with consequences for infrastructure and drinking water supplies. So reports a new study that is the first to assess the combined, long-term changes in freshwater salinity and alkalization across the country.
Trends of US surface water body area over three decades. A new research study reveals the divergent trends of open surface water bodies in the contiguous United States from 1984 to 2016, specifically, a decreasing trend in the water-poor states and an increasing trend in the water-rich states. Surface water resources are critical for public water supply, industry, agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Source 1t.