Americans Worry About Drinking Water Safety


The majority of Americans are concerned about the safety of drinking water coming from their tap.

According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, only about half of Americans are very confident in the safety of drinking water. About seven in 10 drink tap water, while about half of them first run it through a filter.

More than half of Americans believe that contaminated water is a widespread problem in the U.S.

According to survey, trust in water safety is even weaker among minorities and people with lower incomes.

Only 47% of Americans were extremely or very confident about the safety of their drinking water, while 33% say they’re moderately confident and 18% are not very confident or not at all.

The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, has been in a hot news for months.

“Of all the water systems in the nation, Flint can’t be the only one that’s faulty,” said Elsbeth Jayne, 28, of Christiansburg, Virginia, who’s very comfortable with her own tap water.

Source: Washington Post