What's in the water?

Use the map to see if it is safe to drink the tap at your next travel destination!

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Water in the news.

Read blog posts on current water trends and helpful travel tips!

HARMFUL CONTAMINANTS IN AMERICA'S TAP WATER

  • If you live in the United States, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law.

  • In 2015, nearly 77 million Americans lived in places where the water systems were in some violation of safety regulations, including the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act.

  • Health effects include neurological problems and developmental disabilities in children (lead), interference with hormones (perchlorates), and increased risk of cancers of the skin, bladder, and kidney (arsenic).

WASTE FROM

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES

  • Plastic bottles require up to 700 years to dissolve.

  • 90% of the cost of bottled water is the bottle itself.

  • 91% of plastic bottles never get recycled.

  • 38 million plastic bottles go to landfill each year in America alone.

  • 24,000,000 liters of oil is needed to produce these billions of plastic bottles.

  • The average American consumes 167 bottles of water per year.

  • Bottling water and shipping transport is the least energy efficient method of water supply in the history of mankind.

  • Bottled water is the second most popular beverage in the United States.