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PA EPA MAKES DRINKING WATER DATA AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC

Release Date: 10/14/97
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FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1997


EPA MAKES DRINKING WATER DATA AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC


In another of EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner’s public right-to-know initiatives,
EPA is making drinking water data available to the public on the Internet, at: http://www.epa.gov/enviro. The public can get information on the source of their local drinking water, whether it is from ground water or surface waters (rivers or lakes), the size of the drinking water system and compliance data. Users select the state they wish to search and then follow instructions to locate their water system. The data is available under an EPA website called Envirofacts, which is designed to make environmental data easily accessible to anyone with Internet access. Envirofacts contains a number of environmental databases. Additional information on the sources of drinking water is available on the Internet site at: http://www.epa.gov/surf/iwi. Users can get information on the quality of their drinking water sources. Further information on EPA’s drinking water regulatory program is available to the public at: http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW.


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