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Ground Water & Drinking Water
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Drinking Water GraphicThe Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
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Airline Water Supplies - Results from initial testing of drinking water onboard 158 randomly selected passenger airplanes show that most of the aircraft tested (87.4%) met EPA drinking water quality standards. More . . .

Image of firehydrant after a floodAfter the Flood - Hurricanes have caused flooding in parts of the country. What should you do to protect your drinking water? Here are two helpful links:  

What to do after a flood?  |  Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

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Water Security Graphic - Man in front of open gateLead In Drinking Water - Lead, a metal found in natural deposits, is commonly used in household plumbing materials and water service lines.

Lead in the District of Columbia's Drinking Water  |  Lead In Drinking Water


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