importance of clean water
Fresh water is one of our most important resources, and when our water is polluted it is not only bad to the environment, but also to human health. The US depends on public water systems to treat and deliver over 44 billion gallons of clean water each day to our homes, schools and businesses. Much of that water comes from rivers, lakes and other surface water sources. For more imformation go to this web page http://www.gracelinks.org/2382/the-importance-of-clean-water
possible solutions to the pollution problem
There is no easy way to solve water pollution; if there were, it wouldn't be so much of a problem. Broadly speaking, there are three different things that can help to tackle the problem—education, laws, and economics—and they work together as a team.
new york comparison
New York City's water supply system is one of the most extensive municipal water systems in the world. This complex system relies on a combination of tunnels, aqueducts, andreservoirs to meet the daily needs of the city's over 8 million residents and its many visitors. Usa issues that affect water supply and sanitation in the United States include water scarcity, pollution, a backlog of investment, concerns about the affordability of water for the poorest, and a rapidly retiring workforce. link where i found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_the_United_States