Feb 7, 2005
Late last summer, the Environmental Protection Agency found that 13% of the water supply systems on airliners around the country were contaminated with bacteria. It ordered the airlines to serve bottled water, to clean up their planes and to disinfect the planes' water supply systems regularly.
During November and December, the EPA tested again, only to discover that still more – 17% – planes had contaminated water.
At this rate – if the EPA orders a couple more cleanups – every plane may soon be sprouting bacteria in every glass.