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How Clean Is Your Tap Water?

Click here for bigger. [Image: GOOD Magazine] GOOD Magazine reminds us that tap water may look clear and safe, but there could be a lot of nasty gunk hiding in there—and oftentimes it's legal. They've listed the top five cleanest and dirtiest U.S. water utilities. Among the cleanest: Arlington Water (Fort Worth, Texas) and Providence Water (Providence, Rhode Island) and, drum roll, the dirtiest: Emerald Coast Water Utility (Pensacola, Florida), City of Riverside Public Utilities (Riverside, California), and Las Vegas Valley Water District (Las Vegas). To check the safety of your faucet water, go here. Related Video: 'Look Around You - Water' Snapshots from Paris: Perrier with Smaller Bubbles Should Restaurants Charge for Filtered Water?... More

Tap Project: Restaurants Raising Money For Clean Drinking Water

This week until Saturday, March 22, restaurants across the country are participating in the Tap Project in association with UNICEF to help raise money to provide safe drinking water to children around the world. Participating restaurants will invite customers to donate at least $1 for their tap water—a dollar that can provide a child with clean drinking water for 40 days. Don't live near a participating restaurant? You can also donate directly at tapproject.org.... More

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