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Local Water Quality

The EPA requires every public or community water system to provide a drinking water quality report to its customers on an annual basis.

Click here to find your community’s report.

Lead in Potable Water as a Public Health Threat


By law, FDA requirements for bottled water quality must be as protective of public health as the EPA’s regulations for municipal water quality — and even stricter for serious contaminants such as lead and coliform bacteria.   

Marc A. Edwards, PhD, is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Here he discusses the health threat that lead imposes on potable water.


FDA & EPA Lead Standards Comparisons

The EPA allows higher levels of lead in tap water than are allowed in bottled water. The lead standard at Nestlé Waters North America is non-detectable, which is less than 0.5 parts per billion (ppb).