Drinking water background info
Where does drinking water (DW) come from?
How much water do Americans use?
- In Connecticut, about one fourth of people get their DW from a private well, usually in more rural settings. Sixteen percent of the US population uses a private supply, according to the USGS.
- In Connecticut, 77% get their DW from a public water supply (PWS), mostly in urban or suburban settings.
How does a public water supply (PWS) work?