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EPA's fifth safe

EPA Reports to Congress on National Safe Drinking Water Needs

Public water systems across the nation require some $384.2 billion over the next 20 years to assure the provision of safe drinking water, according to the EPA. The EPA’s “Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs and Assessment: Fifth Report to Congress” is its most comprehensive since 1997, when an amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act required the EPA to conduct national surveys every four years.