Water tests on the way out west

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — Phoenix plans to begin testing its water for pharmaceuticals, after reports that prescription and over-the-counter drugs and personal care products have contaminated the nation’s waters.

Scottsdale also is looking into beginning tests on drinking water, after finding traces of pharmaceuticals in wastewater. “Phoenix will be testing its water for pharmaceuticals, and we’re not waiting for the EPA or anyone else to proceed,” Mayor Phil Gordon said. “We’re doing it. Clean water is important. Healthy water is important. The health of our residents is important.”

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Source: The Arizona Republic

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