We have already read about the countries with the cleanest tap water, now let’s learn more about the cities with the cleanest tap water in the US in 2017. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Water and water pollution are on of the most important issues nowadays. With the pollution levels constantly rising on any environmental field, water is one of the most vulnerable resources.
That is why the most attention is turned to the pollutants of tap water such as toxic chemicals, elements (like aluminum, lead, arsenic, asbestos, etc.), dangerous microbes and bacteria, and of course, dirt. Many of those contaminants are very threating to health, being related to cancer and other serious health conditions. Other contaminants are dangerous for the fertility, as the rate of infertility constantly grows throughout the whole world. Therefore it’s a burning question to know more about the contaminants that can be found in the tap water we consume.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of cities with the cleanest tap water in the US in 2017 from their list.
The first city is Louisville, KY. Around 764,769 consumers get water from the Louisville Water Company, and even though it has six contaminants which are exceeding allowed limits, this is still one of the cities with the cleanest tap water in the US. Those harmful chemicals are chlorite, chromium, perfluorinated chemicals, radiological contaminants, trihalomethanes, and hormones. The second city on our list for now is Birmingham, AL. Birmingham Water Works Board utility brings tap water to 591,243 consumers of Birmingham, and in it, there are six harmful contaminants that are above the healthy limits. Those are bromidichloromethane, chloroform, chromium, dibromochloromethane, radiological contaminants, and trihalomethanes. At last, but not least, let’s check out St. Louis, MO. The utility of St. Louis City delivers tap water to around 319,000 consumers. Of harmful chemicals that are in the tap water of St. Louis, six exceed prescribed limits: bromidichloromethane, chloroform, chromium, dichloroacetic acid, trihalomethanes and trichloroacetic acid.