What’s in your drinking water

The Drinking Water Research Foundation is urging consumers to think about their drinking water during National Drinking Water

Themed “What do you know about your H2O?”, this year’s drinking water week is an ideal reminder for consumers to remember to carefully read their water quality reports and ask questions about the quality of their drinking water.

“Many people in the United States are under the false assumption that their drinking water, because it is monitored and regulated by federal, state and local agencies, is always safe. But this is not always the case,” says Jack West, Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) chairman.

A recently released research review paper by DWRF entitled: “Microbial Health Risks of Regulated Drinking Waters in the United States” concludes that, “it is clear that as a consequence of the differences in regulations, distribution systems, operating (manufacturing) practices, and microbial standards of quality, public drinking water supplies present a substantially higher human risk than do bottled waters for illness due to waterborne organisms.”

Source: The Drinking Water Research Foundation