Who’s Got the Best Water System?

Data source: LawnStart

The City of Richmond has the best water system among the seven Virginia cities included in a LawnStarter ranking of 2021’s Best Cities for Water Quality. The City of Chesapeake had the worst.

LawnStarter, an online marketplace for lawn-care and landscaping services, ranked the 200 most populated U.S. cities based on metrics of consumer satisfaction with drinking water, environmental violations, regulatory compliance for plumbing and sewage, and infrastructure vulnerability.

By these measures, Columbus, Ohio, has the best water system of the 200 cities, Garden Grove, California, the worst.

Here are the “overall” rankings for Virginia cities:

Richmond — 11
Arlington — 25
Virginia Beach — 52
Alexandria — 85
Norfolk — 111
Newport News — 129
Chesapeake — 174