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).