The US House Appropriations Committee, the committee that handles budget process and review, decided to cut for water infrastructure and water quality programs.
This means that the spending by E.P.A., which includes oversight of city and town water filtration, has been cut.
The Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service, and about 20 other agencies is also lower.
The EPA takes the brunt of the cuts, seeing its funding cut by 17 percent compared to fiscal year 2012.
Below is a chart, from CircleOfBlue.com, which shows exactly what will be cut, including two revolving funds for low-interest loans for drinking water, which towns and cities can avail of.
House Appropriations Cuts Local Water Filtration
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Water quality of our drinking water really does matter for health. Often drinking water is contaminated by high levels of arsenic, fluoride or pathogens, and we, naturally, think it is safe to drink.
Cities as well as rural communities can have badly filtered and cleaned water. In cities, much of the contamination can come from industry, subways, vehicle run-off, drains, and trash that is thrown on the street. In rural areas, the danger from contamination can be just as high as in urban areas with runoff from waste-water and from farms – animal waste or otherwise.
Water Quality Really Matters
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Do You Have Cloudy, Stinky, Chlorinated Tap Water?
5 Options for Clean Drinking Water:
- Do nothing - CONTINUE DRINKING CHLORINE & IMPURITIES
- Buy bottled water at WalMart - EXPENSIVE!!! (is it just tap water?)
- Buy a refrigerator size water filter - INEFFECTIVE AND A HASSLE
- Lease/Buy a water cooler – LARGE, BULKY AND IS IT FILTERED?
- Have a water filtration system installed in your home - LOWEST COST, MOST FILTERED
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How to Have Clean Drinking Water From Your Tap
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