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Water quality in Philadelphia and water experiences around the country

Philly Daily Spotlight
Food and Drink
Philadelphia
February 26, 2016
By Molly
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The water situation in Flint, Michigan has lead many people around the country to start asking questions about the quality of water supply in cities around the country.

Depending on which source you read, it seems that Philadelphia is one of the worst cities in the country for the quantity of lead in the water supply, but this Billy Penn article¬†gives you the facts. Currently, there is no evidence that the city’s water supply is “tainted with dangerous levels of lead.”

However, this doesn’t mean that lead poisoning is not an issue for the city. With older buildings, ¬†many people, especially children are exposed to lead-based paint chipping off of walls.

While concern for water quality is a major issue around the country, there are always opportunities to educate and discuss issues like water safety and cleanliness. For example, Friday, February 26, marks the beginning of the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 26th annual International Water Tasting. Yes, waters from around the world will be judged based on taste, packaging, and more. Thirsty for more information? Check it out HERE.

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