New York City Drinking Water Safe
The most detailed reports to date of ongoing monitoring of drinking water in New York City show that residents and workers are not being exposed to contaminants such as asbestos, radiation, mercury and other metals, pesticides, PCBs and bacteria.
EPA personal, working in coordination with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection at and around the World Trade Center disaster site, have taken 13 drinking water samples from water mains in lower Manhattan. In addition to analyzing the samples for asbestos, pesticides and PCBs the EPA has also tested drinking water for metals and radioactivity. None of these contaminants exceeded EPA drinking water standards.