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Main Title Drinking water and health : What you need to know!.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA-816-K-99-001
Stock Number PB2005-102106
OCLC Number 57717705
Subjects Drinking water--United States. ; Water quality--United States. ; Water-supply--United States. ; Public health--United States.
Additional Subjects Drinking water ; Human health ; Water pollutants ; Contaminants ; Water quality ; Potable water ; Water pollution control ; Sources ; Treatment ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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NTIS  PB2005-102106 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 8 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world. However, national statistics don't tell you specifically about the quality and safety of the water coming out of your tap. That's because drinking water quality varies from place to place, depending on the condition of the source water from which it is drawn and the treatment it receives. Now you have a new way to find information about your drinking water, if it comes from a public water supplier (EPA doesn't regulate private wells, but recommends that well owners have their water tested annually). Starting in 1999, every community water supplier must provide an annual report (sometimes called a consumer confidence report) to its customers. The report provides information on your local drinking water quality, including the water's source, the contaminants found in the water, and how consumers can get involved in protecting drinking water. If you have been looking for specific information about your drinking water, this annual report will provide you with the information you need to begin your investigation.
Cover title. Shipping list no.: 2000-0091-P. "October 1999." "EPA 816-K-99-001." Microfiche.