With growing international concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), water utilities should prepare for potential impacts to operations and to respond to customer inquiries about water safety.
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are persistent synthetic compounds used in a variety of industrial and consumer product applications including non-stick cookware and firefighting foams. The presence of PFAS compounds in source water and drinking water is of increasing public concern due to their widespread use and environmental persistence.
Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly from corrosion of lead and copper containing plumbing materials. While use of lead in plumbing materials has been banned for more than a quarter century, the release of lead into drinking water remains a serious concern.
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Why is source water protection important? Water utilities rely on sustainable sources of water that can be treated to provide reliable, high-quality drinking water. Section 2503 of the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act (AIA) identifies, for the first time, source water protection as an explicit goal of agricultural conservation programs. This flyer provides talking points and a call to action for protecting water at the source.
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