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- Close to three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, but less than 1 percent is suitable and available for drinking using conventional water treatment.
- The majority of people in the United States - 66 percent - live in areas served by large water systems that typically rely on surface water from lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. Approximately 80 percent of public water systems are in smaller communities that generally rely on groundwater.