Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of persons served by community water systems who receive a supply of drinking water that meets the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Baseline: 90.2 percent of persons served by community water systems received a supply of drinking water that met the regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2018

Target: 92.1 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards to keep drinking water safe. These standards apply to public systems that provide water to almost everyone in the United States at some point in their lives. The SDWA provides a framework to help EPA, states, tribes, and water systems work together to make sure water is safe to drink.