Drinking Water Standards
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This publication explains the federal safety standards for drinking water provided by public water supply systems. It discusses the legal requirements for public water supplies, the maximum level allowed for contaminants in the water, and the potential health effects of each contaminant regulated. People who use water from private sources such as wells can also use these standards as a guide in checking whether their water is safe.
Description12 pp., 2 tables
Dozier, Monty; McFarland, Mark L. (2006). Drinking Water Standards. Available electronically from