Seth is correct. Please do your research before publishing. This is why people are able to discredit websites which have factual information. They will always point to this one case. Please change that.
The Safe Drinking Water Act — which was proposed by Nixon and passed by Congress in 1974 but actually signed by President Gerald Ford — was a turning pointing in the effort to protect the nation's lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands and other bodies of water. It was fundamental in protecting water and the public drinking water suppy in the name of public health. The law requires actions to protect drinking water and a its sources, including reservoirs, springs and groundwater wells.