Water Quality Association releases opinion survey
LISLE -- Emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are more positive about their household drinking water quality, yet increasingly ready to spend money on home water treatment, according to a new national survey of consumer opinions about drinking water released by the Water Quality Association.
"The study shows that consumers recognize they have a part in providing their home with safe drinking water, whereas in the past most thought it was solely the responsibility of a third-party such as a public water supplier," said Pauli Undesser, executive director of WGA, a Lisle-based trade association. "And with a post-pandemic economic growth expected, people are spending more on home improvements, which include water filtration systems."
Around a third (31%) of respondents believe federal laws on drinking water are not tough enough, a dramatic decrease from the 49% holding that opinion in 2019, according to the survey. Half the American households report they rely on home treatment systems (32%) or bottled water (18%) for quality drinking water in their homes.