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Help prevent water contamination

(HealthDay News) -- While the United States has among the world's safest supplies of drinking water, some Americans still ask, "Is my drinking water safe?"

It's an appropriate question to ask. Consider these tips to help keep your supply of drinking water clean, notably if you have a private well:

  • Periodically test your water for contaminants.
  • Seek guidance for having the test results clearly explained and properly interpreted.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your well.
  • Promptly take care of any problems noted from testing.
  • Consult local experts for help and guidance.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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First published: 05/23/2013
Last updated: 05/23/2013