Standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act

The Safe Drinking Water Act is a bill that safeguards the quality of drinking water to ensure the safety and health of the public. This law is closely monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In order to maintain public safety, drinking water standards are strictly enforced with the following standards:

  • Treatment of raw water - Treatment is applied to water sources that are found contaminated with harmful compounds and organisms. The treatment is applied because the source is a threat to the safety of the community's health. The application of the process includes sedimentation, filtration, flocculation, chlorination and more.
  • Water quality monitoring - Testing and analysis of the water's quality are regularly administered to maintain and ensure the public's protection from any illness that could originate from the water consumed daily. A list of contaminants are intently kept track in able to conduct the necessary response in the event the water system is contaminated.
  • Public information dissemination - Public or private water providers are regulated to immediately inform the general public when a serious issue of the drinking water's safeness arises. Other related news is also announced to the consumers that they may know the condition and quality of the water they are drinking.
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