Tap Water Pros and Cons Essay

721 Words May 27th, 2013 3 Pages
Tap Water Pros and Cons Pros | Cons | Monitored and regulated by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). | Some water is carried in lead pipes from utility companies to homes, which means lead can leach from pipes into the water. | Amendments to the Safe
Drinking Water Act (SWDA)of 1996 have made drinking water safer. | The EPA allows tap water to have 10 parts per billion (ppb) of arsenic in it, although scientists now know there is no safe level of arsenic. | Numerous tests are conducted to ensure safety of tap water and there are drinking water standards for regulated contaminants. | Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PPCPs) get introduced into the water supplies by individuals or agribusiness
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA). | The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) claims plastic bottles contain phthalates, which can leach into bottled drinking water. | Versatile and easy to take places. | According to NRDC, there are no strict limitations as to the number of contaminants that can be found in bottled water, such as E coli, arsenic, or pthalates. | According to Competitive Enterprize Institute (CEI), special treatments to remove

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