Drinking Water Quality in NYC Boroughs (Nitrate)

Aren Arakelian, Akiva Richman, Carol Guachichulca

As people who love the outdoors, it is important to us that the drinking water quality in New York City is optimal so that we can stay healthy and hydrated. For our project, we wanted to see if New York City has been effectively reducing the nitrate contaminant concentration levels in the drinking water of all five boroughs since the beginning of the century. While nitrate concentrations are below the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) and New York City water is safe to drink, the levels of nitrate in our drinking water have been fluctuating, potentially due to seasonal changes. We hope that monitoring nitrate concentrations will encourage awareness to reduce the nitrate levels that we consume.

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