After H20 tested across the country, the top 10 cities with the cleanest drinking water were revealed.
research by WaterFilterGuru.com We analyzed the quality of a sample of 70 US cities to identify the cities with the least water pollution.
This study used data from the Environmental Working Group and SimpleLab to examine the pH levels of water across the United States.
Memphis, with a population of 630,000, takes the top spot, followed closely by Savannah with a population of 150,000.
The Utah mountain town of Provo, with a population of 114,000, entered the chart at No. 3, while San Francisco, Nashville and Charleston came in at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 respectively.
Analysis Based on Samples from 70 Cities Nationwide Reveals Top 10 U.S. Cities with Cleanest Drinking Water
Memphis, with a population of 630,000, tops the list of cities considered to have the cleanest drinking water.
San Francisco ranks fourth, with 815,000 people enjoying clean water.
The industrial city of Detroit surprisingly came in at No. 7, while the coastal city of Tampa came in at No. 8.
Montgomery, Alabama, scored highly in ninth place, while the nation’s second-largest city also made the top 10.
At the bottom of the chart, Newark, New Jersey reached No. 70, behind the desert city of Las Vegas, home to 646,000 people, at No. 69.
Water quality guidelines are based on Environmental Protection Agency standards that are based on scientific understanding of water pollutants and their effects on human health.
The study covers pH, alkalinity, hardness and total dissolved solids.
Topping the charts, Memphis’ water quality is said to be a source of pride for the city.
Drinking water comes from the Memphis Sand Aquifer, which lies hundreds of feet underground.
Fact: Despite advances in global sanitation, there are 187 countries where tap water is considered unsafe or unpalatable.
Aquifers consist of a mixture of water and sand that help filter water.
On top of the mixture is a confinement layer of clay that protects the aquifer from contaminants.
Water quality is often in the news. In recent years, the Flint, Michigan water pollution case has dominated the news headlines.
The crisis began in 2014 when the city began drawing water from the Flint River without proper treatment for its 100,000 residents, resulting in lead contamination.
Residents complained about the smell, taste, and appearance of the water, raising health concerns and reporting rashes, hair loss, and other problems.
As a result, the corrosive river water caused the aging pipes to leach lead and other contaminants into drinking water. This has increased the levels of lead and other contaminants in tap water consumed by residents. The water was discolored, rancid and had an unpleasant taste.
The desert city of Las Vegas came in at No. 69, with only Newark, New Jersey, at No. 70.
Huge smoke billowing from the aftermath of the incident was visible from miles away.
It is the independent research and tenacity of residents and researchers that has brought this crisis to national attention.
Most recently, a train derailment in Eastern Palestine, Ohio released toxic chemicals, threatening local water supplies.
Homeowners have complained of symptoms, and some townspeople believe the release of chemicals from derailed vehicles may be involved.
The incident also raised environmental concerns. An estimated 3,500 fish died in streams and rivers around the area, even though the Environmental Protection Agency continues to assure residents that the water it supplies is safe to drink.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12244921/Memphis-Savannah-San-Francisco-cities-cleanest-drinking-water-Newark-Vegas-worst.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Memphis, Savannah, and San Francisco have some of the cleanest drinking water in US cities Newark Vegas has the worst