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Potable Water

Water that a human is able to drink safely. Lack of potable water in some areas is a major impediment to economic development.
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It is unfortunate that an overwhelming number of people all over the world and in Pakistan do not have access to clean drinking water.
Today the province also released the Minister's Annual Report on Drinking Water which showcases actions the province and its partners are taking to protect sources of drinking water, including the Great Lakes.
Since its inception in 1997, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund has provided close to $15 billion in grants to all 50 states and Puerto Rico to improve drinking water treatment, transmission and distribution.
As for the future, the EPA has developed a plan to improve its enforcement of the rule, and is preparing revisions that will address some of the issues raised in the GAO report, says Veronica Blette, a special assistant to the director of the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
And her results may help doctors and scientists save the lives of the up to 50 million people affected worldwide by arsenic-contaminated drinking water.
Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, laboratories can be fined up to $5.
Groundwater at the lab is not currently used for drinking water, and lab officials have said they provided workers alternate sources of drinking water since the 1960s.
Chlorination and safe storage of household drinking water in developing countries to reduce waterborne disease.
Only two prescription drugs--the antibiotics trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole--made it into drinking water, and only in trace amounts.
Though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets maximum contaminant levels for fluoride and officially supports its use in drinking water, there's considerable dissent about the chemical within the agency.
The National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (NDWC) is offering four information resources.

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