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1

What are the 7 main steps in surface water treatment?

2

What are some potential sources of drinking water contamination? (5)

abandoned wells, landfills, underground storage tanks, pesticides/fertilizers, industrial effluents

3

2 categories of hazards in drinking water are microbiological and chemical hazards. Name some examples.

Microbiological: viruses; bacteria; protozoa

Chemical: VOCs, SOCs, IOCs, radionuclides, disinfection byproducts

4

What are the 3 main components of the Safe Drinking Water Act?

1) Protect drinking water resources (watersheds, aquifers)

2) Require adherence to established drinking water standards

3) Regulate underground injection of wastewater, contaminants