Here’s How Experts Ranked Tap Water Quality Across The U.S.

While many places across the United States are lucky enough to have clean drinking water, not all tap water is created equal. Factors such as the surrounding environment, old pipes, and clean water laws will affect a place’s ability to drink from the tap safely.

Keep reading to learn which places have the best and which have the worst tap water quality.

Best: Rhode Island

Even though it is densely populated, Rhode Island is an environmentally conscious state and takes great pride in having clean drinking water for its residents.

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According to the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, “Rhode Island tap water undergoes rigorous and frequent testing to maintain the high standards required by the Safe Drinking Water Act.”