Chemistry and our Water Supply

Chemistry and our Water Supply - Chemistry and our Water...

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Chemistry and our Water Supply Every year the Town of Orange Park, much like many other towns and cities, prints and distributes a Water Report detailing information about The Safe Drinking Water Act, as well as information regarding local improvement updates, and the list of contaminants that are monitored and tested. and results of tests for those contaminants Some history on the SDWA The Safe Drinking Water Act celebrated 25 years in 1999. This act provides the Environmental Protection Agency (often referred to as the EPA) standards for approximately 90 contaminants of drinking water. The EPA is responsible for setting those standards and overseeing all of the suppliers of our nation’s drinking water from state, to local providers. “The SDWA covers all public water systems with piped water for human consumption with at least 15 service connections or a system that regularly serves at least 25 individuals.” The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for the meeting of the same standards in bottled water. “The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes,
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2010 for the course CHM 2049 taught by Professor James during the Summer '09 term at Florida State College.

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