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Maryland Drinking Water Among the Nation’s Least Safe

From Patch, May 11, 2017

Maryland’s drinking water is among the least safe in the United States, according to a report by the National Resources Defense Council.

According to the report, Maryland had the nation’s 12th-most violations of the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015, the year that was analyzed in the study. The rankings are adjusted for population.

In Maryland, the group found most violations were reported in smaller water systems and were related to the use and handling of disinfectants typically used in water utilities. Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which provides drinking water to nearly 2 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, was not cited in the NRDC report. The utility said in its 2016 annual report that WSSC has never had a drinking-water violation in 98 years of existence.

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Some signs you may have issues with your home’s water quality:

  • Clear water suddenly looks discolored
  • Cold water looks discolored, but hot water is clear
  • Discoloration from faucets continues after water has run for several minutes
  • Red, green, blue, yellow or brown discoloration of water
  • Poor water pressure
  • Drinking water has a foul or metallic taste

If you are concerned with the quality of the water in your home, contact the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and let them evaluate the situation for you and also provide the best options to address the situation with our water treatment solutions

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