With a record number of cases of bacteria, the state of Massachusetts is struggling to get treatment for its residents.
In a study released on Monday, Massachusetts Water & Sewerage Department researchers found that only six of the nation’s 25 largest cities had water treatment systems with a water treatment rate that beat out all but one of the states that topped the list.
That ranking came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which ranked the states based on how much water they use for their residents’ drinking water.
The researchers looked at how much sewage, stormwater, and stormwater runoff is discharged into streams and rivers, how much wastewater is collected, and how much pollution is discharged from those sources.
The states with the lowest water treatment rates were those that used less than 10 percent of their water for drinking.
Those states included Arizona, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.
The findings were published in the American Journal of Public Health.
They showed that water treatment for drinking water is not the solution to dealing with the nation`s growing water crisis.
The study found that the United States has a high rate of antibiotic resistance, with the bacteria causing more than half of all antibiotic-resistant infections.
It found that water is the primary source of infection in those cases.
Researchers also found that in the past five years, there have been nearly 3,000 water-related hospitalizations due to bacteria in people who have not had their water treated.
More:Massachusetts is in the middle of an intense drought that has caused many residents to have to resort to underground water wells to get their water.
In the study, researchers found, the number of people treated for water-borne illness due to a waterborne illness rose by nearly 4,000 percent from 2014 to 2017.
The number of water-associated hospitalizations increased by more than 5,000% from 2014 through 2017.
The number of deaths due to waterborne infections rose by more nearly 6,500 percent from 2015 through 2017, according to the report.
Researchers said there are many factors that contribute to the water-in-hand situation, including the lack of wastewater treatment infrastructure in many cities and states, poor access to public water and sewer lines, and the lack or lack of proper disinfection systems.
“Despite these problems, residents in the state have not yet seen a water shortage that can be solved by improving infrastructure,” the report said.
The report also said there has been an increase in the number and frequency of waterborne illnesses linked to infections linked to antibiotic-resistance, including colitis, pneumonia, and UTIs.
The lack of public access to water and sanitation in many states also contributes to the rise in the use of antibiotics, the researchers said.
In 2017, about 40 percent of all hospitalizations for waterborne infectious disease in the U, D.C. were caused by antibiotic-induced infections.
More from The Hill:Water shortage could lead to new antibiotic-related illnessesThe report found that there are nearly 2,000 people who are hospitalized for UTIs, which include pneumonia, pernicious anemia, and meningitis.
Researchers found that about 5,200 of those hospitalizations occur in the United Kingdom.
There are more than 8,500 hospitalizations caused by diarrhea, which includes vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and dehydration.
More about water,drought,dilution,disease source The Boston Globe title Why Massachusetts is best in water conservation article In a report released Monday, Boston Water < Sewor Department researchers said that only three of the 25 largest states have a water conservation rate that beats out all of the others that topped it.
The ranking came, from the Department of Water & amp; Sewuration Department researchers, from an assessment of the best water-use practices in the nation, which looked at the number, volume, and efficiency of wastewater, storm water, and waste-water treatment in each state.
The study found the states with a higher water conservation rates were ones that used more than 10% of their wastewater for drinking, which was the largest percentage in the country.
In the study researchers looked, at how many sewage, storms, and wastewater discharge into streams, rivers, and lakes, how many wastewater, sewage, and storms, storm and waste water, water-based treatment, and other water-treatment systems were used.
The numbers in the table below are based on the average of the 50 largest states, and represent how much of each type of wastewater is used.
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“The table below shows the percent of wastewater that is treated for drinking purposes by each state, by volume and efficiency.
For example, the states of Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and