Issue: Is your drinking water and the water you swim and fish in safe?
In 1972 Congress passed the "first" Clean Water Act. It stated that the US waterways would have 'zero emissions' by 1984.
That goal was not met. Since that time, the Clean Water Act has been compromised again and again to allow whatever is the "carrying load"of the water body or “how much can the body of water take without serious damage."
Every business, city, and/or industry must have a water permit from the state environmental agency before it can discharge pollutants (chemicals) into a water body. Check the documents at your state agency and see how many chemicals are actually allowed into local waterways and how many times this "permit' is violated by a business, the city, and/or an industry.
Decide for yourself if the water is safe. Question authority.