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National Study Gives High Marks To Fairfax, Virginia Tap Water

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A recent study gives Fairfax County's tap water a high ranking.

By Elliott Francis

A recent report indicates that Fairfax, VA gets high marks for clean tap water.

The study conducted by the, 'Environmental Working Group,' ranks the Fairfax County Water authority 8th best, out of 100 large utilities in the U.S. in keeping pollutants out of drinking water.

According to the Washington Post, the report is more critical of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which serves Montgomery and Prince George's counties, ranking it 82nd out of 100.

The Washington Aqueduct, serving the District and Arlington, was not ranked.

A spokesman for WSSC says the system's water "Is perfectly safe to drink...and meets current federal standards."

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