SDG 6 · Indicator

Water Pollution

Pounds per square mile

Displaying Ratings

Ratings provide a visual representation of a state’s performance on the indicator.


Click on a state to see its performance.

SDG achieved

Challenges remain

Significant challenges remain

Major challenges remain

Information unavailable


Toxic chemicals released into water from production-related waste, pounds per square mile

Long-Term Objective

Best value set according to average of top 5 performers

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.1.


Toxic Release Inventory National Analysis, Environmental Protection Agency

Water Pollution