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