As society developed throughout the 20th century, public drinking water has come a long way. However, there are still many risks associated with drinking water from the tap. As public systems cater to larger populations with each passing year, is drinking city water worth the risk? The infographic explains the risks of public water and filtration solutions.

Next topic that is touched by this infographic is the unregulated chemicals. Apart from typical chemicals, such as chlorine, that are common in tap water, the EPA recently discovered 18 unregulated chemicals that were present in more than 1/3rd of tested public water systems including strontium, caffeine, isophorone, and lithium.

Check out the top causes of public drinking water outbreaks. Despite having one of the most sophisticated water supply systems in the world, outbreaks do occur in the United States’ public water systems.

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