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Water Quality Association Statement in Response to the National Resources Defense Council Report on Public Water System Lead Violations

For Immediate Release - June 28, 2016
Contact: David Loveday, Government Affairs Director
(630)929-2537, dloveday@wqa.org

The full report released by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on June 28, 2016 can be accessed here (https://www.nrdc.org/media/2016/160628).

Statement from Pauli Undesser, Deputy Executive Director:

"The fact that as many as 18 million Americans receive drinking water from systems with lead violations is troubling, but it's only part of the story. Many more contaminants can be picked up between a community's water treatment facility and a homeowner's faucet. That's why we urge homeowners to have their water tested through a certified water-testing laboratory and to use only certified water filtration products, many of which can be purchased at a local retailer at an affordable cost."

Homeowners can check with the Water Quality Association at www.wqa.org to find a  certified product and water quality professional or connect with a certified testing lab through the USEPA (http://water.epa.gov/scitech/drinkingwater/labcert/statecertification.cfm).