There’s a Huge Drinking Water Problem Plaguing Rural America, Too

Read the full story at Earther.

It’s not just urban residents in the U.S. who have issues with their tap water. More than 6 million people living in rural and farming communities have water contamination problems, too. A new report and two interactive maps reveal that more than 3,300 rural water utilities contain questionable and sometimes downright illegal levels of harmful chemicals—nearly half of them in counties where none of the money available from federal conservation programs to reduce agricultural pollution has been spent.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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