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What dangers are present?

Contaminants include biologicals such as viruses and Giardia, man-made chemicals, and even, at certain levels, minerals. Sources of contaminants might be in your neighborhood or might be many miles away.

What you can do...

If you are connected to the public water system, your local water quality report will tell which contaminants are in your drinking water, the levels at which they were found, and the actual or likely source of each contaminant. If you still have concerns about your water, you can purchase a filter for your drinking water, buy bottled water in multi-gallon containers or have a service deliver it.

If you get your water from a private well, you should have it professionally checked every year or so. Kits are available from the Division of Public Health.

Where does your water come from?


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