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Your public water system is the first line of defense against waterborne disease. View step-by-step how water is treated and delivered to your home or business as water that is safe to drink. Your drinking water is inexpensive comparied to other household costs. Learn why it is important to keep the environment clean and find out what you can do to protect our nation's sources of drinking water. Fun facts and classroom activites are also featured.

  • Virtual Tour of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant (requires Adobe Flash).
    This video can be viewed in English and Spanish.
    * This link will open up a large file that may take several minutes to open based on your internet connection speed.

    This CD can be ordered by calling 1-800-490-9198 and requesting EPA publication number 816-C-06-002. You can also go to http://www.epa.gov/nscep/ place your order using the same publication number.

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