What are the USA Drinking Water Standards
Drinking water standards have been set by a number of countries and international organizations. The number of standards published by these organizations and the frequency of their revision is increasing. Hence, only references for the current standards will be provided so that the most recent version can be obtained from the appropriate agency.
Summary Listing of USA Drinking Water Standards
Current and proposed drinking water standards are summarized in Tables 1.9 to 1.11.The background and current status of anticipated USEPA drinking water regulations are reviewed annually in the Journal of the American Water Works Association (Pontius, 1990a, 1992, 1993a, 1995, 1996a, 1997b, 1998; Pontius and Roberson, 1994).