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Archive by tag: drinkingReturn
December 16 marks the 42nd anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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The Plain Talk Series - #53

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The Plain Talk Series - #53
Today's question: Why do the ice cubes from my freezer used to cool my water make the water taste funny?
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The Plain Talk Series - #52

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Today's question: What is "hard" water?
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The Plain Talk Series - #51

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Today's question: What information should I look for in the water quality report from my supplier?
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The Plain Talk Series - #50

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Today's question: Do I need more water if I'm moving or traveling to a higher altitude?
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The Plain Talk Series - #49

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Today's question: If leaks are such a waste of water, why can't the water utility just fix all of them?
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June 30 is now Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day annually in Virginia.
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The Plain Talk Series - #47

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Today's question: How is drinking water on cruise ships treated?
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As Drinking Water Week continues, we encourage you to explore this very site, DrinkTap.org, to learn about your water supply and your local water utility.
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Many water utilities, state agencies, environmental advocates and other interested groups through North America are celebrating Drinking Water Week this week by holding special events.
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