Drinking or potable water is water that is of sufficiently high quality to be consumed or used without risk of immediate or long term harm. This category is for informational sites about drinking water, its purification and treatment.

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Alliance for Water Efficiency
Non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. Serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.
American Water Works Association
International nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. Represents treatment plant operators and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators, and others.
ASDWA - Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
Includes publications and position papers on a variety of technical and U.S. regulatory topics related to drinking water supply and its protection.
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
Resources and information on drinking water related regulations and legislation.
Bacteria/Microbe - Contaminant Interactions
USGS applied environmental engineering research project which focuses on monitoring of pathogens in US water supplies. Site tells how environmental microbiology is done, and describes facilities, capabilities, collaborators. Some online articles.
California Water Association
A consortium of investor-owned water utilities providing water utility services to customers throughout California. Site has information on drinking water standards, water treatment, and related topics.
Drinking Water Information Resources
Comprehensive collection of information about the safety and quality of drinking water.
Drinking Water Purity
Provides a guide to water treatment methods including activated carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation, disinfection and bottled water.
Drinking Water Treatment
Provides information on residential water treatment and commercial water treatment. Include videos on drinking water quality and information on drinking water service providers.
King County Drinking Water
A technical summary about the sources of drinking water for King County, precipitation, water use, private and public systems and the number and size of water systems.
Lifewater Canada
A Christian, non-profit organization helping rural poor (around the world) obtain safe drinking water. Lifewater Canada trains people to drill safe drinking water wells and build water pumps (handpumps). On-line resources include a 100-page water well drilling and hand pumps tutorial.
Magnesium in Drinking Water
Describes the health benefits of magnesium.
Mohawk Valley Water Authority
Offers water quality reports, list of board of directors, and information about the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Natural Resources Defense Council
Resources on drinking water, from levels of Arsenic in drinking water to the quality of bottled water.
Safe Drinking Water is Essential
Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. Learn more about this problem and explore possible solutions in this virtual exhibition.
Water Dude
Information on obtaining clean water through filtration, purification, chemical treatment and boiling. Advice on preparing for emergency water needs at home, finding water in the wild and reducing water pollution.
Water Quality Association
Water Quality Association (WQA) is the international trade association representing the household, commercial, and industrial water quality improvement industry.
Wilkes University Drinking Water and Environmental Library
Information on common drinking water quality concerns.

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