Statement on pharmaceuticals in drinking water
We will continue to follow this issue and consider additional testing if required by the EPA. Click here for testimony to Congressional committee.
Summary of the American Water Works Association and our position on pharmaceuticals:
- It is highly unlikely that any health effects could be occurring, however further research probably is warranted.
- Contamination of source waters should be minimized.
- Drinking water standards should continue to be developed through the Contaminant Candidate List process.
- The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule is best for determining testing and reporting requirements for contaminants not currently regulated.
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