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Happy Drinking Water Week!

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Happy Drinking Water Week!
We are kicking off Drinking Water Week today with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”.
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The Plain Talk Series - #58

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The Plain Talk Series - #58
Today’s question: Is water that meets government drinking water standards absolutely safe?
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The Plain Talk Series - #57

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Today’s question: Do oil spills pollute drinking water sources?
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The Plain Talk Series - #56

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The Plain Talk Series - #56
Today's question: Is distilled water the "perfect" drinking water?
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Congrats to the winner of AWWA's Drinking Water Week artwork contest - Ama Mensah-Boone from Durham, North Carolina.
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The Plain Talk Series - #55

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The Plain Talk Series - #55
Today's question: Is urban runoff treated before being discharged into drinking water sources?
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The Plain Talk Series - #54

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The Plain Talk Series - #54
Today's question: What would happen if somebody intentionally put a dangerous chemical in our water?
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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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