Tag: Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs)

Utah Drinking Water Standards

Drinking water may be contaminated by a variety of biological, chemical, or radiologic agents. To help safeguard consumer health, the federal government set standards for over 80 potential drinking water contaminants. Drinking Water Standards (US EPA) For a summary of current federal standards, and associated health risks. Water suppliers in Utah must conform to Utah …

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Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting Program

Water may be contaminated by a variety of substances. To protect public health, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) have been established. The concentration of a particular contaminant in drinking water must not exceed it’s MCL. To assure that water served to the public is routinely checked for bacteriologic, chemical, and radiologic quality, a Monitoring and Reporting …

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Chromium-6 in Utah Drinking Water Triggers Questions, Concerns

By Ken Bousfield Recent news reports about the presence of hexavalent chromium (chromium-6) in the drinking water in several northern Utah counties have raised concerns among residents about the safety of the state’s drinking water. Fortunately, the levels found in the Davis, Weber, and Box Elder County drinking-water systems are below the California state standard, …

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