Category: Water Pollution

List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfection Byproducts

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Our chart for the drinking water contaminants associated with disinfection byproducts follows below. These byproducts are formed when disinfectants used in water treatment plants react with bromide and/or natural organic matter (i.e., decaying vegetation) present in the source water. Different disinfectants produce different types or amounts of byproducts. Byproducts from the disinfection process for which …

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Environmental Policy What is an Environmental Policy and What We Need To Focus On

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Environmental policy is any type of action consciously taken, or disregarded to manage human activities with a view to prevent, reduce, or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural resources, and ensuring that man-made changes to the environment do not have harmful effects on humans or wildlife and nature itself. It is useful for us …

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Drinking Water Standards – What are the Current Drinking Water Regulations?

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Drinking water standards are important, but do you understand them or even know what are the current drinking water regulations? Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA sets legal limits on the levels of certain contaminants in drinking water. The legal limits reflect both the level that protects human health and the level that …

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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Micro-Organisms

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Below is a chart for the List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level for Micro-Organisms Notes: 1 Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety and are non-enforceable public …

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Toxic Waste – What is Toxic Waste – Do We Clean it Up or Illegally Dump it Overseas?

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Toxic waste, what is toxic waste? It is a waste material primarily derived from modern industrial age technologies and can cause serious injury, birth defects in humans and other animals, and even lead to death. It can spread quite rapidly and easily and can contaminate rivers and lakes, ground water supplies, ground, and the atmosphere. …

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Water Pollution and Control Act History And Future

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The Federal Water Pollution and Control Act (Clean Water Act) was originally made into law June 30, 1948 as statute (Ch. 758; P,L. 845), which authorized the U.S. Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, in cooperation with other Federal, state and local entities to prepare comprehensive programs with the intention of either reducing or …

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List of Drinking Water Contaminants & Their Maximum Contaminant Level: Disinfectants

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Drinking water contaminants also include disinfectants. What are disinfectants, how are they used, and what are their health effects in drinking water at levels above the maximum residual disinfectant level? What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for disinfectants? In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act to control drinking water contaminants. This law requires …

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What is a Water Treatment Plant?

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What is a water treatment plant you ask? Well they are facilities that treat water, ground water, or surface water from lakes, rivers, or even oceans and produce safe potable water ready for public use and consumption without fear of getting ill or dieing from drinking contaminated water. In essences they treat and clean water …

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