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Office of Inspector General

Report: Drinking Water: EPA Needs to Take Additional Steps to Ensure Small Community Water Systems Designated as Serious Violators Achieve Compliance

Report #16-P-0108, March 22, 2016

What Was Found

The EPA can better protect the public from contaminated drinking water, including nearly 200,000 people in Puerto Rico still lacking safe drinking water. 

Report Materials​​

Informe y Podcast en Español (English version below)

Podcast: Report Overview with Alli Dutton

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