Drinking Water Community of Practice

National drinking water specialists from Extension created this site to provide easy access to current, science-based information on safe drinking water issues. Their goals are to help citizens make educated, cost-saving decisions about drinking water conservation and treatment, and to help them guard against health risks.

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Check for general drinking water information and interact with drinking water professionals to answer your questions about:

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  • Everyday water quality and quantity concerns
  • The latest drinking water issues
  • The newest treatments and research on best management practices

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Search FAQs, answered by our drinking water expert team, to find the answers to your pressing questions about private well water safety, contaminants, treatment, and many other areas of interest or concern.

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In this Resource Area
This section provides general information on a variety of drinking water topics such as private well contaminants, water standards, and water treatment issues.