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Dealing with arsenic

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Dealing with arsenic
Whatever the cause of the residents’ symptoms, it’s worth taking a moment to consider why water utilities monitor for arsenic in drinking water. Arsenic is tasteless and odorless, and occurs naturally in the Earth’s soils, rocks and minerals. It’s also used in industry as a wood preservative, in paints, metals, drugs and for a variety of other purposes. It is lethal in very high doses. You can learn more in the AWWA book Plain Talk about Drinking Water.
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The Plain Talk Series - #62

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The Plain Talk Series - #62
Today's question: Fixing a broken water pipe looks like a dirty job. How is the inside of the pipe cleaned afterward?
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The Plain Talk Series - #61

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The Plain Talk Series - #61
Today's question: How can I tell if my toilet is leaking?
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The Plain Talk Series - #60

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The Plain Talk Series - #60
Today's question: How is the water from my refrigerator door different from my tap water?
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The Plain Talk Series - #59

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The Plain Talk Series - #59
Today's question: Why does drinking water often look cloudy when first drawn from a faucet?
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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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The Plain Talk Series - #57
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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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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