It's hard to believe that only 100 years ago waterborne illnesses were a leading cause of death in the United States. Today, water utility customers don't have to think twice about drinking tap water, or worry about where it came from or where it goes when they are done using it. It simply comes out of the faucet, safe to drink, and goes down the drain. Well, there's so much more to it than people realize! Browse the topics below to understand more about water service, quality, and conservation methods. Also, make sure to check out our suggested summer reading lists: Water Reading List and Kids' Water Reading List.