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The Plain Talk Series - #29

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Today's question: Is tap water safer in one area of a community as compared with another?

Plain Talk answer: Rarely. All the tap water from public water supplies must meet all federal, state or provincial requirements. In communities with a single source, everyone receives the same water. Some communities have more than one source, so different neighborhoods may have different quality water, but all the water must be safe to drink. The condition of the pipes and the flow patterns of water may be different in different areas, and this may cause some differences in water quality, although it usually does not affect water safety.

For more information on this and many other water-related topics, check out Plain Talk About Drinking Water by Dr. James M. Symons.

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