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New York Tap Water

We all have the right to know what’s in our drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act, passed in 1976, authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set drinking water standards for all public water systems. Water utilities are required to monitor and treat drinking water to meet these federal standards and notify the public about any detected regulated contaminant or other water quality violation.

The centerpiece of these right-to-know provisions is the EPA annual water quality report.

  • What Is a Water Quality Report?

  • Who Gets a Water Quality Report?

  • When Is a Water Quality Report Issued?

  • What Does the Report Tell You?

  • Why Is a Water Quality Report Important?

  • How Is a Water Quality Report Distributed?

  • Who drinks from the NYC Watershed?

  • Is My Tap Water Safe to Drink?Riverkeeper Drinking Water Report – Fact Sheet

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