Frequent Questions

Where can I find information on the number of publicly owned and privately owned drinking water systems?

The Community Water System Survey 2000 provides data on the type of ownership for community water systems (EPA815-R-02-005A). The survey provides a breakdown of the number of publicly and privately owned water systems as well as a variety of other facts and figures presented by ownership. However, information in this report is based on data collected from a sample of community water systems, not from a census of every water system in the U.S. The Community Water System Survey 2000 is available online at
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