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:

  1. It is highly unlikely that any health effects could be occurring, however further research  probably is  warranted.
  2. Contamination of source waters should be minimized.
  3. Drinking water standards should continue to be developed through the  Contaminant Candidate List process.
  4. The Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule is best for determining  testing and reporting requirements for contaminants not currently  regulated.

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