SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Most of the drinking water in Illinois met state and federal health requirements last year.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says data show 96.8 percent of people who got Illinois water supplies last year received drinking water that met all health requirements. That's 1.8 percent better than in 2009.
The state agency recently sent an annual compliance report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Community water supplies serve more than 12 million people in Illinois.
Illinois EPA interim director Lisa Bonnett says the agency's goal is for publicly provided water to be "consistently safe to drink." She says the latest data show progress toward that goal.
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