As human beings, water is an essential part of our daily lives. Not only do we need to drink it on a daily basis – a healthy person can survive only a week without it – but it literally makes up 70% of our bodies on average.How it gets to our homes and what it picks up along the way
•FACT: Millions of private and public wells have never been tested for contaminants, but a five-year, $12 million, nationwide survey was conducted by the EPA and released in 1990. Based on that survey, the EPA estimates that 10.4 % of community wells and 4.2 % of rural domestic
wells have detectable levels of at least one pesticide.