I am constantly thinking about what city to live in after I graduate college. One factor that I think is important, although often over-looked, is clean water. I look forward to the day when I can smash the Brita that I have to continually fill-up and buy new filters for. Here is Forbes’ list of cities with the cleanest water in the U.S.:
10. Tulsa, Okla.
Reason: Low levels of bacteria and lead
9. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Reason: Low level of bacteria
8. Tampa, Fla.
Reason: Low haloacetic acid and lead levels
7. Las Vegas, Nev.
Reason: Low level of turbidity
6. Boise City, Idaho
5. Birmingham, Ala.
Reason: Low amounts of bacteria and lead
4. Miami, Fla.
Reason: Low levels of bacteria, lead, turbidity, and haloacetic acid
3. Sioux Falls, S.D.
Reason: One of the lowest levels of turbidity and haloacetic acid
2. Austin, Texas
Reason: One of the lowest levels of lead, turbidity, and haloacetic acid
1. Des Moines, Iowa
Reason: Cleanest drinking water
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