Who is responsible for making sure it is safe to drink?
If you are like most Americans, you probably take good, safe drinking water for granted, whether it comes from a faucet, the bottle, or your well.
But let's think about this... Are you sure it's safe to drink?
The good people of Flint, Michigan probably thought their water was safe until they found out that it wasn't.
How do you know that the water you are drinking is safe and healthy?
Well, there are Federal and State regulations and agencies charged with ensuring that the water provided by all public drinking water suppliers is safe and healthy, and meets specific criteria.
Furthermore, regulations require transparency of records for public water treatment and distribution systems. These systems are required to do water quality tests regularly, and the results of these tests are made available to the public. Do you know where to find these analytical reports?
Do you have a well from which you get your water? Is your well water safe? Do you know how and where to have it tested?
If you want to learn more about drinking water resource regulation and management, please feel free to contact me through Wyzant, and set up a tutoring session. I will be happy to help you find out what you should know about your water supply.