Filling glass of tap waterYour Drinking Water

The drinking water we receive from our local drinking water utilities or individual wells comes from ground water, streams, rivers, springs or lakes in a watershed. Although most water requires some treatment before use, protecting this source water is an important part of providing safe drinking water to the public.

Protecting drinking water sources usually requires the combined efforts of many partners such as public water systems, communities, resource managers and the public.

Consider the Source






Consider the Source:
A Pocket Guide to Protecting Your Drinking Water Pocket Guide #3


For More Information:
EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Safe Drinking Water Hotline 1 (800) 426-4791
www.epa.gov/safewater