The U.S. enjoys one of the best public water systems in the world. However, your water supply can become contaminated. This podcast discusses the importance of keeping our water supply safe. Created: 4/29/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 4/29/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Water: Keeping It Safe
National Drinking Water Week — May 2–8, 2010
Recorded: April 27, 2010; posted: April 29, 2010
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
We don’t often pause to consider the value of a safe, reliable water supply. The U.S. enjoys one of the best public water systems in the world. It allows us to drink from virtually any public tap with a high assurance of safety.
However, your water supply can become contaminated through treatment malfunctions or cracks in the pipes that carry water to your home - many of which are over one hundred years old. Contaminated water can lead to health problems, such as diarrhea or respiratory illness.
It’s essential that we maintain and improve our water system infrastructure so we can continue to enjoy safe water.
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