What do you know about Tap Water?

Which of the following are sources for tap water?

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Who regulates public water systems?

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of overseeing the water quality of your tap water.

What chemical is commonly used in tap water to help prevent tooth decay?

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What are some of the reasons why tap water sources become compromised?

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In what year were lead pipes outlawed in the United States?

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In 1986, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act, prohibiting the use of pipes that were not lead free in public water systems or plumbing in facilities. Despite this, the EPA estimates that between 6 to 10 million homes still get their water through lead pipes.

Does boiling water remove contaminants?

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Many localities will set boil water advisories when the water supply becomes contaminated. Boiling water before consumption will remove contaminants such as E. Coli, Coliform, Chlorine and more. Boiling water will not remove lead.

Do refrigerator filtration systems eliminate harmful bacteria?

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Most point-of-use filters improve taste and odor of water, but do not remove harmful bacterias.

Is lead-infected water safe for showering or bathing?

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As long as the water is not ingested, water contaminated with lead is said by the EPA to be safe for bathing and showering. Human skin does not absorb lead.

What causes a rotten egg odor in your tap water?

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To resolve this issue, homeowners may need to treat their well with shock chlorination.

Is the water in my toilet the same as the water coming out of the faucet?

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All water in your household (shower, toilet, faucet) comes from the same source.

In the last 10 years, how many Americans have been exposed to unsafe tap water more than once?

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In the last 10 years, it’s estimated that 63 million people have been exposed to unsafe tap water more than once. Are you one of these people?

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