Residents across New York State can now find out how clean their drinking water is – and what chemicals might be affecting it – by going online.
The New York Public Interest Research Group unveiled its "What's In My Water" project Tuesday.
The research project into the state's more than 2,300 public water systems helps to give users a "one-stop shop" spot – nypirg.org/whatsinmywater – to find information about drinking water supplies, the group announced.
"It became very important for New Yorkers to be able to see what are the public health threats to our drinking water and groundwater resources within the state, particularly after Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls," said Anestoria Shalkowski, the research group's Clean Water Project Coordinator.
The site, searchable by ZIP code, provides details about contaminants detected by state and federal testing as well as the types of potential threats in some drinking water supplies.