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Water supply for almost a million people at risk of contamination




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A shocking statement issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revealed that the water supply for almost a million people in the country is at risk of being contaminated.

The report recommends the prioritization of an improvement scheme for 121 water supplies, encompassing 940,000 people.

Those supplies are failing to meet proper microbial and chemical standards for safe human consumption, the stark report continued.

Elsewhere, over 20,000 people are under boil notice on their water supply.

The EPA recommends urgent improvements to disinfection systems, better management of water treatment, and a substantial investment in robust, stable, and modern infrastructure.

In particular, the report stressed the need to remove all lead piping wherever it is still present.

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