02 May '17, 2pm

What's in Your Drinking Water?

What's in Your Drinking Water?

If you get your drinking water from a public system, start by checking the annual water quality report (sometimes called a consumer confidence report) published by your water supplier. It’s usually mailed once a year with your water bill and should also be available online. The report summarizes which contaminants have been found in your drinking water and whether any of them have reached potentially dangerous levels. Your supplier is also required to send out public notifications if any of these levels violate health and safety standards. You may also visit the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) search page to look up your water system’s compliance history. If you suspect you have lead pipes or fixtures, if you get your water from a private well, or if you notice a change in your water’s taste, color, or clarity, Olson recommends having your water tested...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/stories/whats-your-drinking-water

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