DRINKING WATER
             
 CONTAMINATED BY SEWAGE EFFLUENT AND SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS

What's in your water
as recently as 1998, close to 1,000 community drinking water supply systems (affecting about 18 million people)
violated the EPA's Surface Water Treatment Rule. The rule was aimed at guarding against viruses, as well as a
microorganism known as giardia, in drinking water supplies. Furthermore, between 1999 and 2001, four of five
wastewater treatment plants and chemical and industrial facilities in the United States polluted waterways beyond what
their federal permits allowed

DRINKING WATER -- BACTERIA --  Parasites -- Viruses
EFFECTIVENESS OF WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES OF A FEW WATERBORNE BACTERIA

Dental Diseases Caused by Bacteria in Drinking Water?

Associated Press Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water

What's in your water

Tests were conducted in 35 of 62 major U.S. watersheds, the natural sources of most of the nation's water
supply. Pharmaceuticals were detected in 28 of them.

Southern California Watershed: Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications

San Francisco: Sex hormone

Philadelphia: 56 pharmaceuticals or pharmaceutical byproducts, including medicines used to treat pain,
infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems

New York City: Heart medication, infection fighters, estrogen, anti-convulsants, a mood stabilizer and a
tranquilizer

New Orleans: Pain reliever naproxen, sex hormone estrone and the byproduct of an anti-cholesterol drug

Washington, D.C.: Six pharmaceuticals

Northern New Jersey: Metabolized angina medicine and the mood-stabilizing drug carbamazepine

Upstate New York Watershed: Caffeine


Worker gets probation for false E. coli test reports

AP Water Probe Prompts Senate Hearings

Area Tap Water Has Traces of Medicines Tests Find 6 Drugs, Caffeine in D.C., Va.