A recent article by The New York Times found that the number of people with water-related illnesses increased by 17 percent in the United States in 2017.
The article quoted a study that found that about 2.3 million people have water-associated illnesses, and another study that reported that about one in four Americans had a water-conditioning problem.
In the article, the Times wrote that the problem is largely caused by poor water quality and a lack of proper regulations for the industry.
The authors of the article warned that a lack in government regulation is a major reason for the increase in illnesses, especially in the Midwest.
They said that regulations are required in some areas of the country, but not in others.
The Times reported that in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency said it had taken steps to address water quality concerns and has taken steps in other states to address the problem.
But, the article said, some parts of the nation are not taking these steps.
In addition, a study published last month by the American Water Works Association found that water quality was not improving nationwide.
The authors said the number in Ohio and Texas with higher levels of lead in their drinking water was not being addressed.
The association’s president, David G. Denno, told the Times that water is an issue nationwide, but states need to take more action.
The report found that a majority of water customers are paying for their water with bills that are more than half full or nearly half full.
It said that for the first time in decades, a majority were paying less for their service.