Contaminants Found In Central New York Water – What’s Really In Your Drinking Water?
Of course municipal water is safe to drink, but like foods that are safe to eat there are some ingredients that aren't the best for you. One organization is working to help make people aware of the water they're drinking and that organization is called The Environmental Working Group.
The EWG's mission is to
Empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.
One of the services they provide are reports based on data from the New York Department of Health - Bureau of Public Water Supply Protection, U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO).
The list below indicates how many contaminants above health guidelines that exist in certain municipal water sources in Central New York.
- The Mohawk Valley Water Authority: 6
- Rome City: 6
- Boonville: 2
- Camden: 4
- Clinton: 5
- Floyd: 6
- Frankfort: 1
- Hamilton College:6
- Herkimer: 2
- Ilion: 2
- Little Falls: 1
- Mohawk: 1
- Mohawk Correctional Facility: 6
- Sauquoit: 5
- Sherrill: 6
- Verona: 6
To search by zip code and see what chemicals are in your water and how much visit: https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/.