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Water and Wastewater -- Safety and Health

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View Resource How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Most community water suppliers deliver high quality drinking water to millions of people every day. Of the more than 55,000 Community Water Systems in the United States, only 4,769 or 8.6 percent...

http://www.excelwater.com/eng/b2c/about_9.php
View Resource Information Collection Rule (ICR): Drinking Water Pathogens and Their Indicators: A Reference Resource

This U.S. EPA reference resource provides useful information on organisms that may be found in water. Specific reference to pathogens is included. Other related links are included.

http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/icr/gloss_path.html
View Resource Lead in Drinking Water

This North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service site through their Water Quality and Waste Management unit provides information on how lead can get into your drinking water. Treatment options are...

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/he3...
View Resource Man-Made Chemicals Found in Drinking Water at Low Levels

Safe drinking water supplies are critical to maintaining and preserving public health. But how healthy is that resource? A recent USGS study found low levels of man-made chemicals in water entering...

http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/details.asp?ep=78
View Resource National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (Tech Briefs)

This site provides access to Tech Briefs related to various aspect of drinking water and its treatment. Most of these Tech Briefs are four pages in length and available as PDF files or they may be...

http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/ndwc_techbrief.htm
View Resource Nitrate in Drinking Water

This North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service site provides useful information regarding nitrate in drinking water. Topics include health concerns, treatment options, and protecting your water...

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/ag4...
View Resource Nitrate in Drinking Water

This Michigan Department of Environmental Quality site provides useful information on nitrate, how it enters the water, health effects, monitoring procedures and recomendations. There are a number...

http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3313_3675_3690-9161...
View Resource pH Scale

A basic overview of the pH scale is provided. An excellent color chart illustrates the changes in the hydrogen ion concentration and representative examples of liquid with different pH values.

http://staff.jccc.net/pdecell/chemistry/phscale.html
View Resource Potential Impacts of Using Greywater for Domestic Irrigation

A scientific report on the study on the potential impacts of bathroom products on soil chemistry and structure.

http://www.ata.org.au/wp-content/projects/soaps_and_shampoo_...
View Resource Risky Business: A Guide for Water and Wastewater Workers

AFSCME represents over 40,000 water and wastewater treatment workers. They face exposure to flammable, explosive or poisonous gases, hazardous confined spaces, infectious diseases, temperature...

http://www.afscme.org/issues/1183.cfm
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