When it comes to tap water in your neighborhood, how much do you really know?
A New York City water district has added a “Tap Water” section to its website, but it’s unclear how many residents actually know their tap water is safe to drink.
The new section on the water company’s website is a section called “Hire, Apply for, and Retain” and reads, in part: “Hire a qualified professional to perform routine water testing and quality control on your water supply to ensure that you are getting the best quality water possible and that it is safe for you and your family.
If you are unsure, please contact your water provider.”
There’s no clear indication whether or not the section is intended for employees or customers, and the information doesn’t include the actual name of the company or its staff.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says it has received a number of complaints about the water department’s website and has already begun investigating.
“We’ve been investigating this issue for a while and have already taken action, including adding the ‘Tap Water’ section,” the department said in a statement.
New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has also called for the addition of a “tap water” section on its website.