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How Safe Are Drinking Fountains in NYC?


Clean water has been a topic of both national and local concern in recent years. Flint, Mich., famously made headlines in 2014 for its dangerous, lead-tainted water supply — a major threat to children’s brains and nervous systems, as well as adults’ reproductive systems.

People disparage drinking fountains all the time, but they provide a needed service for all of us  – providing water to stay hydrated. Recently The New York Post tested water fountains in the most frequented parks in NYC, and found that all met or exceeded the state’s guidelines for water quality. New York City has a reputation for having the “highest quality” tap water and this testing only helps to verify that.

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