Water on Tap: What you need to know

The United States enjoys one of the best supplies of drinking water in the world. Nevertheless, many of us who once gave little or no thought to the water that comes from our taps are now asking the question: “Is my water safe to drink?” While tap water that meets federal and state standards is generally safe to drink, threats to drinking water are increasing. Some people, including frail elderly individuals, may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. This booklet provides information about the safety of your drinking water, as well as tips to protect your tap water.