EXTOXNET FAQs - Safe Drinking Water

Swimming Fish Safe Drinking Water

Have you ever wondered if your tap water is safe for drinking? Or, what might be in your water? This page may help you answer questions about your drinking water and arm you with the tools to do a little investigating.

Where does my water come from?

Why does my water have a strange taste, smell, or color ?

What are some major sources of drinking water contamination?

How can I have my water tested?

How can I treat my water so that the contaminants are removed?

What are the laws governing drinking water?

What is hard water and how do I get rid of it?

What about microorganisms in my drinking water?

Should I be concerned about lead in water?

Is bottled water safer than tap water?

Safe Drinking Water Topics




fish image source: EPA, Office of Water Kid's Stuff

This page was prepared by the UCD EXTOXNET FAQ team.
June 1997