What The Current Drinking Water Standards

The following matrices provide you with a summary of the NPDWRs or primary standards. You should visit the EPA Web site (www.epa.gov) and become familiar with the various documents that are publically available. You will not only find these regulations there, but detailed information that explains the reasoning behind each MCLG. You will also find the entire legislation on this site and can become familiar with all of the subtleties of this piece of complex environmental legislation. Tables 1 through 5 are derived from EPA Web site - www.epa.gov/safewater.

Table 1. NPDW Regulations for Microorganisms

(mg/L)2

Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water

Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water

Cryptosporidium

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