13 Jun '11, 11am

Did you know that only one percent of the earth’s water is available for drinking water? EPA research: #ACE11

Only one percent of the earth’s water is available for drinking water. To protect the public’s health by ensuring safe drinking water, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act in 1974. Under this law, EPA sets standards for drinking water quality and assists the states, localities, and water suppliers who implement those standards. The law protects us against both naturally occurring and human‑made contaminants that might be found in drinking water. EPA, states, and water utilities work together to make sure these standards are met.

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/dw/about.html

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