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What in the wide world of water is a MCL?

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What in the wide world of water is a MCL?
A bit of water jargon that you may come across from time to time is the term “MCL,” which stands for “maximum contaminant level.”
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Bridging the trust gap

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Bridging the trust gap
A widely distributed Associated Press story published in late January reports that despite new federal investments in water systems, "fewer Americans trust the water coming out of their taps." It’s a thoughtful piece that explores how water quality problems in one community can erode trust in tap water across the country.
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| Categories: | Tags: survey, poll, consumer, strengthening public trust, tap water, bottled water, morning consult, associated press, confidence, perception | View Count: (1190) | Bookmark and Share
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How to address your home’s water pressure

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How to address your home’s water pressure
Part of being an active water consumer is getting to know your home's water pressure.
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Continue PFAS research

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Continue PFAS research
PFAS have been manufactured and used in various industries around the globe since the 1940s. Their prevalence and staying power in the environment are concerning —though there is much still to learn about health impacts from exposure, especially at levels in drinking water.
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Beating the bad tap rap

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Beating the bad tap rap
When it comes to one's tap water, there are some people who believe a contaminant in any amount makes the water not safe. We can assure you, as a water consumer, that there are many protections in place that should give you confidence when pouring yourself or your family a glass of tap water.
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| Categories: | Tags: water quality, clean, safe, drink, tap, faucet, treatment, safe drinking water act, consumer confidence report, USDA, EPA | View Count: (834) | Bookmark and Share
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In recognition of Water Quality Month

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In recognition of Water Quality Month
In recognition of August being National Water Quality Month, we have some simple steps you can take to make a big impact on your community's water quality.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, quality, month, consumer, confidence report, CCR, runoff, leaks, landscaping, pesticides, wastewater | View Count: (1326) | Bookmark and Share
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CCRs give consumers confidence

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CCRs give consumers confidence
Consumer Confidence Reports provide utility customers with valuable information about their drinking water.
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Protect your water source during Drinking Water Week
We are happy to be celebrating such an important week with so many across North America.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking Water Week, EPA, Safe Drinking Water Act, source water protection, Consumer Confidence Report, CCR, Surf Your Watershed, Health Canada | View Count: (1816) | Bookmark and Share
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The “raw” truth about your water

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The “raw” truth about your water
Here at DrinkTap.org, we like to remind readers to make informed decisions when it comes to drinking water.
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| Categories: | Tags: raw water, water treatment, EPA, well water, consumer confidence report, water contamination | View Count: (3993) | Bookmark and Share
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Happy anniversary Safe Drinking Water Act!

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December 16 is the 43rd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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| Categories: | Tags: Safe Drinking Water Act, SDWA, EPA, regulations, Consumer Confidence Report, CCR, water quality | View Count: (1370) | Bookmark and Share
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