"In Sweden we are accustomed to have good drinking water directly from the faucet, but a new review shows that a large part of the country's water supplies, the lack of an important protection."
"Around 30 per cent of the vattentäkterna in Sweden, the lack of a water protection at the source, shows a review that Sveriges Radio Kaliber has made."
"According to Sweden's environmental objectives for 2020 should be all public water supplies have a water protection, but it will not be implemented, according to the authority geological survey of Sweden (SGU)."
"Susanna Hogdin, investigators at the Marine and water authority, considers that a legal requirement would make that work with water protection areas a priority."
"– But then I also want to emphasize that just because you set up a water protection so you are not at home, so to speak. You need to work also on other fronts for this to work fully, " she says to the Caliber."
"222 of the country's 290 municipalities have responded on the Kalibers survey on drinking water and vattentäkterna. 40% of them say they have closed one or several water sources. In 19 of the municipalities is the cause of pollution as PFAS, pesticides, gasoline, oil and diesel."