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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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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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