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What's Wrong With My Water? Choosing the Right Test - WQ1352

What's Wrong With My Water?
 
What's Wrong With My Water?
Households using municipal or rural water supplies can depend on the utility to follow Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for maximum levels of contaminants. An annual report is distributed to the users. Private well owners are not monitored by government agencies. This means the owner must take responsibility for the condition of the system. Routine testing establishes a water-quality record. If a contaminant problem develops, correlating the cause is easier if you keep a water-quality record.

Reviewed by Tom Scherer, Agricultural Engineer

This publication was authored by Roxanne Johnson, former water quality associate

4 Pages

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