Safe Drinking Water Act

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Kristen Walsh Core Science December 6, 2009 Extra credit Environmental Laws/ regulation: The Safe Drinking Water Act The Safe Drinking Water Act is the principal federal law in the United States that ensures safe drinking water for the public. Pursuant to the act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set standards for drinking water quality and oversee all states, localities, and water suppliers who implement these standards. The Safe Drinking Water Act applies to every public water system in the United States. There are currently more that 160,000 public water systems providing water to almost all Americans at some time in their lives. This Act does not cover private wells. Also, the Save Drinking Water Act does not apply to bottled water. Bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires EPA to establish National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for contaminants that may cause adverse public health effects. The regulations include both
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course PLS 100 taught by Professor Newcity during the Spring '08 term at Roger Williams.

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