EB-6186: Drinking Water Standards
drinking water information sheet

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Email: l-redmon@tamu.edu

Product Code: EB-6186

Free electronic download only.  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. Go to: EB-6186S to order a free electronic download in Spanish.  (12 pp., 2 tables) By: Monty Dozier, Mark L. McFarland