Making endangered river safe for drinking. Potomac tops list of endangered rivers in U.S.

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Drinking water in the past several years continues to get higher and higher in quality,’ says Patty Gamby, deputy general manager with the Washington Aqueduct.

Neal Augenstein | May 15, 2012 | wtop.com | Shared as an educational material

WASHINGTON – With the drinking water source for five million people topping an advocacy group’s list of endangered rivers, the question is inevitable. Is it safe to drink water that comes from the Potomac River?

“Drinking water in the past several years continues to get higher and higher in quality,” says Patty Gamby, deputy general manager with the Washington Aqueduct, which produces drinking water for D.C., Arlington County and the City of Falls Church.

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