AIR & HEAVY METALS
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) mandates that public water systems conduct routine testing for regulated and certain un-regulated inorganic constituents. Primary contaminants have established Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL's) which are legally enforceable standards. Primary contaminants are known to cause health problems. Secondary contaminants are known to cause cosmetic objections only, such as taste and odor, but have no enforceable standard.
The A & HM Section provides routine examination of these parameters in support of the SDWA by EPA approved methods found in the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR, Part 141-43; see the methods section to access the Code of Federal Regulations).
For information regarding possible MCL violations in your public drinking water supply, click here
For information regarding private wells, click here
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