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The Sierra Club guide to safe drinking water

Author: Scott Lewis; Sierra Club.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1996.
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In recent years, the contamination of municipal water supplies by bacteria like E. coli or parasites like cryptosporidium have been traced to malfunctioning water treatment plants and unprotected reservoirs. Despite these facts, federal support is waning and local governments are now refusing to accept responsibility to upgrade facilities and enforce water-quality laws. At a time when environmental standards are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Lewis; Sierra Club.
ISBN: 087156355X 9780871563552
OCLC Number: 33166427
Description: xiv, 113 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface: The Drinking Water Crisis --
1. Drinking Water Contaminants from A to Z. What's in the Water Besides Water. Pathogens. Inorganic Chemicals and Metals. Synthetic Organic Chemicals (SOCs). Radioactive Materials. Additives --
2. The Broken Promise of Pure Water. The Safe Drinking Water Act. Clean Water: Possibilities and Realities. If the Answers Are So Easy, Why Is There a Problem? --
3. What's In YOUR Drinking Water? --
4. The City List --
5. Home Treatment Systems for Unsafe Water. Purifying Your Own. A Consumer's Guide to Water Purifiers. The Most Comprehensive Filters. The Second Most Comprehensive Filters. Less Comprehensive Filters --
6. Buying Safe Water. Vendor Water. Bottled Water --
7. Change the World. Specific Steps to Improve Our Drinking Water --
Epilogue: Water of Life --
Afterword / Carl Pope --
Suggested Reading --
Appendix A: EPA Drinking Water Standards --
Appendix B: State Water Agencies --
Appendix C: EPA Regional Offices --
Appendix D: Water Purification Equipment Manufacturers.
Other Titles: Safe drinking water
Responsibility: by Scott Alan Lewis ; afterword by Carl Pope.
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Discusses the contamination of America's drinking water and argues that current regulations governing safe water delivery are inadequate and explains how to find out if water is safe.  Read more...

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