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What are the 7 main steps in surface water treatment?


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

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


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


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