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Number of people drinking nitrate-contaminated water in U.S. states 2017-2019

Population served by large or very large drinking water systems with elevated nitrate levels in the United States between 2017 and 2019, by select state

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Release date

November 2021


United States

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Analysis based on 757 large or very large community water systems that had at least one detection of nitrate at or above 3 milligrams per liter (mg/L), between 2017 and 2019. Of these systems, 52% used groundwater and 48% used surface water.
Only states with more than one million people served by a large or very large drinking water system with elevated nitrate levels are shown.
The EPA considers any water system to be “large” if it serves between 10,001 and 100,000 people, and “very large” systems serve more than 100,000 people.

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