What are some of the problems with EPA’s purified water program?
Water purifiers are supposed to be simple and effective ways to treat water sources in an emergency.
The EPA has touted them as a major success story, and they have been a boon to the agency’s mission.
But critics say that their success has been hampered by a lack of oversight.
The purifiers often are installed on private properties, and some of them are sold at auction to private companies that have little incentive to monitor or even report their quality.
The program has also come under fire from many groups and even politicians, who say the government should be doing more to monitor and report on its work.
EPA’s purifiers have also been accused of not meeting their own safety standards, with one study finding that one in five of the EPA’s 5,000 purifiers were rated “not safe.”
The program is also under fire because of its cost.
In a report released last year, the National Consumer Law Center found that in some states, purifiers cost an average of $3,000 per year and that many of the machines were purchased at record-low prices.
One of the purifiers that EPA installed in a Virginia home was a $3 million machine, according to the Center for Responsible Lending, which said it was among the first in the country to get one.
The state also said it had received more than $200,000 in grants to purchase the machines, according, and has spent $8,000 on the machines.
In a statement, EPA spokesperson Jennifer Hennigan said the agency “remains committed to ensuring that our clean water purifiers work to the highest safety standards and are designed to be used for as long as needed, including as a last resort when we cannot reach the source.”