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Safe Drinking Water Act: Protecting America's Public Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Risks to drinking water come in many forms, such as municipal and industrial discharges, recreational activities or simply natural conditions and events. This full-color poster illustrates urban, rural, industrial, and suburban examples of potential pollution sources and provides a detailed graphic description of these risks and the barriers in place to help ensure the safety of drinking water.

DWPSPE125DL/Poster: 1 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Safe Drinking Water Act: Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program-Protecting Public Health and Drinking Water Resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Your community may have industrial waste disposal wells, storm water drainage wells, or large-capacity septic systems, which are all regulated disposal methods. This full-color poster illustrates the fives classes of underground disposal wells for different wastes and notes other types of subsurface disposal that are banned.

DWPSPE132DL/Poster: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


Safe well water? Not a sure thing. Test to be sure.
Safe well water? Not a sure thing. Test to be sure.
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

This pamphlet encourages Rhode Island residents to test their private well water. It covers what to test for and how often, where to find Rhode Island certified labs, and what to do if a problem is detected. Some content is Rhode Island specific but some is applicable to all well owners.

DWBLPE455DL/Booklet: 8pp. (2013)

Price: $0.00
 
Safeguarding Wells and Springs from Bacterial Contamination
Penn State University, College of Agricultural Sciences Cooperative Extension

This booklet focuses on construction and maintenance of wells and springs, explaining recommended methods for keeping drinking water biologically safe.

DWBLPE155DL/Booklet: 12pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Save Water with the Conservation Kids
National Association of Conservation Districts

This coloring book teaches children about water conservation using activities and games.

DWBLPE220DL/Booklet: 6 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Science Demonstration Projects in Drinking Water (Grades K-12)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet provides drinking water-related science projects that include the chemical and physical aspects of water; the contamination, treatment, and distribution of drinking water; and water conservation.

DWBLPE02DL/Booklet: 17 pp. (1990)

Price: $0.00


 
Should I buy a Home Water Treament System?Program
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service

This fact sheet discusses improving household water quality and the choices of home water treatment systems that may be the appropriate solution to a water quality problem.

DWFSPE279DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00
Sinkholes
Sinkholes
State of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection

This factsheet, developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, details sinkholes, including what causes them and how them impact groundwater.

DWFSPE450DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2014)

Price: $0.00


Sinkholes in Pennsylvania
Sinkholes in Pennsylvania
William E. Kochanov, Pennsylvania Geological Survey

This booklet goes over sinkholes in Pennsylvania in detail. It provides suggestions for land development and planning, as well as steps for remediation of these phenomena.

DWBLPE448DL/Booklet: 36 pp. (2015)

Price: $0.00
 
Sodium Chloride in Private Drinking Water Wells
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

Sodium and chloride occur naturally in groundwater. Sources such as road salt, sewage, fertilizers, even water softeners, can cause elevated levels in drinking water supplies. This pamphlet presents testing information and corrective actions recommended.

DWFSPE307DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


 
Source Water Assessment & Protection Workshop Guide (Second Edition)
The Groundwater Foundation

This workshop is designed to provide community representatives with information about source water assessment and protection. This book describes a seven part workshop and includes lessons plans along with overheads and suggested discussion topics for conducting the workshop.

DWBKPE374DL/Book: 231pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Source Water Awareness
International City/County Management Association

Clean water and healthy ecosystems are vital in terms of quality of life for both humans and animals. This attractive graphic poster serves to educate the public on where our drinking water comes from, sources of contamination to the water supply and some simple steps to help protect the water supply.

DWPSPE389DL/Poster: 1 pp. (0)

Price: $0.00


 
Source Water Protection Practices Bulletin: Managing Highway Deicing to Prevent Contamination of Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Runoff associated with highway deicing may contain various chemicals and sediment that have the potential to enter and contaminate surface and ground water sources. This bulletin focuses on managing highway deicing chemicals, their application, storage, and ground water quality monitoring. Several additional information sources are listed.

DWBLPE182DL/Fact Sheet: 7 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Source Water Protection: What You Can Do, Agricultural
Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Water, Watershed Management Section

Water treatment costs are increased whenever contaminates are introduced into your drinking water supply. This pamphlet addresses the potential water quality impacts agriculture practices can have on source water and includes tips on reducing these impacts.

DWBRPE364DL/Booklet: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Source Water Protection: What You Can Do, Residential
Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Water, Watershed Management Section

This pamphlet gives some great tips for residents on the potential impact of many common activities and suggestions on ways to reduce this impact. A list of useful websites are included.

DWBLPE353DL/Brochure: 2pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Source Water Protection: What You Can Do, Urban Areas and Municipalities
Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Water, Watershed Management Section

Water treatment costs are increased whenever contaminates are introduced into your drinking water supply. This pamphlet examines the water quality impact that public areas and roadways can have on source water and includes tips on reducing these impacts.

DWBRPE365DL/Booklet: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Springs: Early Warning Systems for our Groundwater
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

This factsheet stresses the importance of preventing pollution to natural springs and can be used as a poster depicting the anatomy of a spring.

DWBLPE89DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
SPRINGS: Their Origin, Development, and Protection
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

This booklet illustrates various methods for developing springs and suggests how to protect them from contamination.

DWBLPE156DL/Booklet: 11 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Student Activity Sheets For Drinking Water Projects
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This collection of drinking water projects, designed for grades five through 12, includes five different water-related activities that teachers can use to instruct students about water and pollution.

DWBLPE38DL/Booklet: 13 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Sustaining Our Nations Water Infrastructure
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

In hope of dealing with the estimated funding gap for infrastructure repair and replacement, the EPA has launched the Sustainable Water Infrastructure initiative. This initiative promotes new technologies and techniques to increase effectiveness and reduce distribution costs. The four main areas of emphasis within this initiative are: better management, full cost pricing, water efficiency and the watershed approach. This booklet give details and resources about this initiative.

DWBLPE411DL/Booklet: 24 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


Tap Into Prevention
Tap Into Prevention
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water

This booklet and DVD informs doctors, nurses, and other health professionals about the basics of drinking water quality. Cryptosporidium, E. coli,disinfectants and disinfection byproducts,lead,nitrates and nitrites, and drinking water security are discussed.

DWPKPE215DL/Package: 27 pp. (2004)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00
 
Teaching Soil and Water Conservation: A Classroom and Field Guide
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service

Conservation and wise use of soil and water on croplands, grasslands, and woodlands is key to keeping our land productive and our people healthy. This publication gives practical suggestions to help teachers develop projects and activities for students to learn to become stewards of their local environments.

DWBLPE137DL/Booklet: 32 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Tests for Drinking Water from Private Wells
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Drinking Water and Groundwater

Private home wells provide water for drinking, cooking, bathing, laundry, and watering gardens. There are no requirements for testing a private well once it is drilled, so homeowners are responsible for making sure their water is safe. This fact sheet lists the contaminantsthat may be present in private well water supplies and explains how homeowners can have their wells tested to ensure the water’s safety.

DWFSPE141DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
The Drinking Water Primer
Pollution Probe

This book provides an overview of the water cycle, including the hydrologic cycle, ecosystems, drinking water sources, water contamination, and ways to protect water.

DWBKPE428DL/Book: 84 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
The Happy Earth Day Activities Book
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V Office of Public Affairs

In this coloring book, children learn about simple things they can do to help protect and preserve the environment through fun, illustrated activities.

DWBKPE218DL/Booklet: 12 pp. (1990)

Price: $0.00
 
The Hydrologic Cycle: What You Need to Know
National Groundwater Association

The hydrologic cycle describes the constant movement and recycling of water between the atmosphere, the land surface, and under the ground. This fact sheet briefly discusses the processes and answers some basic questions about the hydrologic cycle.

DWFSPE262DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
The Maryland Homework Progam Lite: Beyond Recycling (Short Program)
University of Maryland, Cooperative Extension

Most people assume their homes are safe. However, many normal daily activities can affect the safety of your water, air, health, and environment. This booklet contains information that will help you protect the environment, but more importantly, your family´s health, and the value of your home.

DWBLPE343DL/Booklet: 92 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
The Maryland Homework Program: Beyond Recycling
University of Maryland, Cooperative Extension Service,

This handbook offers suggestions to homeowners on how to treat the environment with care. Tips on ecologically-wise things residents can do cover topics such as composting, lawn care, water conservation and septic system maintenance.

DWCDPE349DL/Book: 94 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
The Multiple Barrier Approach to Public Health Protection
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Safe drinking water is essential to our own physical health and to the economic health of our communities. However, drinking water is vulnerable to contamination from many potential threats. To prevent contamination at the source, treatment and tap, a set of programs and requirements are in place. These barriers include risk prevention and management, monitoring and compliance and individual action. This explains how these barriers work. Sources of additional information are also included.

DWFSPE342DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
The Need To Protect America's Precious Resource: Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Did you know that less than one percent of the water on Earth is available for our consumption, or that a typical American household uses more than 94,000 gallons of fresh water a year? Written for the general public, this free, four-page document highlights the importance of protecting and conserving our national water resources. It includes facts about water consumption in the U.S. and how our national habits can impact water quality. The document includes a table summarizing the multiple barrier approach to protecting water resources and a list of ideas and action items for citizens who want to help protect drinking water quality in their communities.

DWFSPE327DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


The Problem with Shallow Disposal Systems
The Problem with Shallow Disposal Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

EPA's Underground Injection Control Program intends to prevent injection wells from polluting underground sources of drinking water. This video provides three case studies from across the country where communities have identified and solved the problem of shallow disposal systems endangering public health and the environment.

DWCDPE423DL/Video: 0 pp. (2004)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00
 
Thirstin's Groud Water Movement Activity
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

For water to move in an aquifer, some of the pores and fractures must be connected to each other. Water moves through different materials at different rates. This activity demonstrates how different sizes of rock materials that make up an aquifer affect water movement.

DWFSPE227DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Thirstin the water glass stars in this coloring book that describes water treatment and associated water uses. Puzzles, games, and other activities make learning about drinking water fun.

DWBLPE232DL/Booklet: 15 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Thirstin's Water Cycle Adventure
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This illustrated fact sheet shows the water cycle above and below ground. Children will enjoy coloring Thirstin and the activity of water that's goes on around him.

DWFSPE231DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
Thirstins Water Cycle Activity
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This simple activity uses a jar to create a miniature microcosm with soil, plants, small rocks, and water.

DWBRPE229DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Activated Carbon Filtration
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service

Activated carbon (AC) filtration is a viable method of protecting private drinking water systems from organic chemical contamination. This fact sheet explains how AC filtration works, how to have water tested, which contaminants will be filtered out and which ones won't, and the type of filters that are available.

DWFSPE281DL/Fact Sheet: 7 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Chlorination
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service

Chlorination destroys disease-causing bacteria, nuisance bacteria, parasites, and other organisms. It also oxidizes iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide so they can be filtered out. This fact sheet discusses the disinfection processess, procedures, and the advantages and disadvantages of chlorination for a private, household water supply.

DWFSPE280DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Distillation
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Sevrice

This fact sheet discusses the option of using distillers for in-home water treatment units. Distillers remove about 99.5 percent of the impurities in water. The fact sheet also contains a section about general operation and maintenance requirements.

DWFSPE275DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Iron and Maganese Removal
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service

Iron and manganese may cause taste, staining, and other problems in household water. This illustrated fact sheet discusses these problems, the source of the minerals, testing for their presence, and how to treat water to remove them.

DWFSPE276DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Treatment Systems for Household Water Supplies: Softening
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Extension Service

Hardness is considered a nuisance water problem. It interferes with all types of cleaning tasks, and it can affect the performance of household appliances. This fact sheet discusses water softeners: how they work, what equipment is needed, and the advantages and disadvantages of different types of softeners.

DWFSPE277DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Turbidity in Drinking Water
Water Systems Council

This fact sheet explains turbidity in drinking water and why it's important to reduce it.

DWFSPE429DL/Fact Sheet 2pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Ultraviolet RadiationTreatment of Drinking Water Supplies
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

Ultraviolet treatment systems kill common bacteria in water using light from a special lamp. The system adds nothing to the water, produces no tastes or odors, and typically requires only a few seconds of exposure to be effective. This pamphlet recommends things to consider before purchasing this type of system for drinking water treatment.

DWFSPE284DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


Understanding How Much Water Your Well Produces (Well Yield)
Understanding How Much Water Your Well Produces (Well Yield)
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

This factsheet defines what well yield is, what things affect well yield, how to determine if a well will yield enough water over time, and how well yield is determined. Some information is specific to Rhode Island but most of the content is applicable to all private well owners.

DWFSPE456DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2013)

Price: $0.00
 
Update On Lead Leaching From Submersible Well Pumps and Private Drinking Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides information on potential lead leaching from submersible pumps used in drinking water wells. It also explains when lead testing is appropriate and how to conduct and evaluate tests for lead in household drinking water.

DWFSPE54DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1995)

Price: $0.00


 
Using Water Efficiently: Ideas for Residences
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Practicing efficient water use can have environmental, public health, and economic benefits. This fact sheet outlines practices that can save water in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and around the home landscape.

DWFSPE246DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Utah State University Wellhead Protection Program
Utah State University, Wellhead Protection Progam

Many of our daily activities can negatively affect our drinking water supply. Utah has established Wellhead Protection Areas specifically to keep the groundwater supply clean. This brochure offers tips on protecting your local aquifer. Proper disposal and safer substitutions for such things as drain cleaner and fertilizers are described.

DWBRPE408DL/Brochure: 2pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


Virtual Water Treatment Plant Tour
Virtual Water Treatment Plant Tour
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Public drinking water systems regulated by the EPA provide drinking water to 90 percent of Americans. This download shows you step-by-step how source water moves through the treatment and distribution processes and ends up in your home as water that is safe to drink. Find out what you can do to protect our nation's sources of drinking water.

DWCDPE332DL/: 0 pp. (2006)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00
 
Volatile Organic Chemicals: Are VOCs in Your Drinking Water?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Developed for the general public, this brochure discusses volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and the dangers they can present to water supplies. It explains how water is protected against VOCs through regulations, monitoring, and treatment technologies and provides steps the public can take to keep VOCs out of drinking water.

DWBRPE157DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (1989)

Price: $0.00


 
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) & Groundwater
Water Systems Council

This fact sheet explains volatile organic compounds (VOCs), how to test for them, and ways to eliminate them from drinking water.

DWFSPE434DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Servics, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Consumer and Environmental Health Services

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) include chlorinated solvents and fuel components, some of which are found in drinking water. This booklet includes a list of VOCs commonly found in drinking water and explains how water supplies become contaminated by these pollutants. It provides information about how consumers can get their water supply, including private wells, tested for VOCs. Related health concerns are discussed as well.

DWBLPE211DL/Booklet: 10 pp. (1997)

Price: $0.00


 
Volatile Organic Compounds in the Nation's Ground Water and Drinking-Water Supply Wells
U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

Groundwater is among the nation’s more important natural resources. Used not only for industrial, agricultural, and commercial use, groundwater is a drinking water source for about one-half of the country's population. Therefore, the quality of groundwater is critical. This report details a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey to investigate the presence of 55 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater aquifers. More than 3,500 water samples were analyzed, representing almost 100 different aquifers. This assessment provides important information on the occurrence of VOCs that may be useful to public health agencies. This study is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program.

DWBLPE324DL/Book: 112 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Around Us The Hydrologic Cycle and Conservation
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Don Whaples and Linda Marek

Teachers and leaders can easily explain the hydrologic cycle and water conservation with this booklet. It includes understandable explanations of condensation, precipitation, evaporation, and transpiration. Easy activities to illustrate these processes are included.

DWBLPE109DL/Booklet: 23 pp. (0)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Drop Patch Project: Making a Difference
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This guidebook was developed to help Girl Scouts earn the water drop patch, but can be used to educate any young person about water resources. The guide offers information about watersheds, nonpoint source pollution, wetlands, and groundwater/drinking water. Several community projects and hands-on activities are included.

DWBLPE217DL/Booklet: 43 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Facts: Number 1—Test your well for safety
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension

Well owners are responsible for checking their water for contamination. Both nitrates and microorganisms in water can cause health problems. This fact sheet discusses laboratory testing and what tests need to be done depending on different circumstances.

DWFSPE242DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Facts: Number 3 Nitrates in your drinking water
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension

Infants and the elderly are most suseptible to ill effects of excess nitrates in drinking water. This fact sheet discusses nitrates, where they may come from, and how they may be removed if a home has a private water supply.

DWFSPE239DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Facts: Number 4 Is there lead in your drinking water?
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension

The EPA limits lead and copper concentrations in drinking water. Water suppliers must sample for lead directly from homes at high risk of contamination. This fact sheet discusses lead exposure hazards.

DWFSPE240DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Health Series: Bottled Water Basics
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Bottled water is the fastest beverage choice in the U.S. and Americans are spending billions of dollars each year to buy it. But are we getting our money's worth? This free EPA document explains the basics of bottled water for consumers. Differences in such terms as artesion water, spring water, distilled water, and purified water are expained, and the issues of taste, quality, and price are examined.

DWBLPE244DL/Booklet: 7 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Health Series: Filtration Facts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

People with severely weakened immune systems or other health conditions or those concerned about specific contaminants that may be present in their drinking water may wish to treat their water at home. This booklet discusses home water treatment units, their cost and maintenance, and outlines criteria for quality and efficiency in their performance.

DWBLPE269DL/Booklet: 7 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00


 
Water is Life: All Living Things Need Water
Southwest Florida Water Management District

This 11x14 activity sheet teaches kids about the water cycle and water saving activities by the use of puzzles, word games and mazes.

DWPSPE396DL/Poster: 2pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
Water On Tap: what you need to know
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Where does your drinking water come from? How do you know if it is safe, and how can you protect it? To answer these and similar questions, turn to this booklet for drinking water information.

DWBLPE236DL/Booklet: 36 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Protection At Home; What You Can Do To Prevent Water Pollution in Your Community
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

This fact sheet urges homeowners to prevent water pollution at home. An inside poster describes ways to protect water quality.

DWBLPE90DL/Fact Sheet: 3 pp. (0)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Quality for Private Water Systems
The University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service,

The quality of a private water supply is the responsibility of the homeowner. This booklet discusses drinking water standards and water testing and lists symptoms, causes, and remedies to typical water problems associated with private water supplies. It also discusses water hardness and contaminants and the mechanisms used to treat these conditions.

DWBLPE119DL/Booklet: 22 pp. (1990)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Quality Protection: Household Hazardous Products
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

Hazardous substances may be corrosive, explosive, flammable, or may contain toxic chemicals or other harmful materials. Household products usually contain only small amounts of toxic substances, but they can have significant, cumulative effects on the environment. This fact sheet discusses proper use of potentially hazardous products, their storage and disposal, plus lists several alternative products that may be less harmful.

DWFSPE252DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Quality Protection: Water Conservation In and Around The Home
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

This fact sheet provides reasons and strategies for saving water in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry and around the outside of the home.

DWFSPE253DL/Fact Sheet: 4pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Testing
The Ohio State University, Agricultural Engineering Department

This booklet explains water testing and treatment for households that depend on their own wells, springs, or cisterns for drinking water. Information is provided about choosing water tests, collecting water samples, and understanding test results.

DWBLPE58DL/Fact Sheet: 3 pp. (1993)

Price: $0.00
 
Water Testing Scams
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

This fact sheet provides suggestions to consider before getting water tested. It informs homeowners so they don't get fooled by sales people using scare tactics to market their water testing/treatment devices.

DWBLPE97DL/Fact Sheet: 3pp. (1990)

Price: $0.00


 
Water Wells: FARM*A*Syst--Farm/Ranch Self-Assessment System for Arizona
University of Arizona, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension

If a well is not constructed or maintained properly, water quality could be affected. Certain farm structures and management practices can also create risks for water supplies. This fact sheet offers suggestions to prevent groundwater contamination and includes questions to determine if groundwater is at risk on your farm.

DWFSPE205DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00
 
Water-Efficient Landscaping: Preventing Pollution & Using Resources Wisely
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Water is our most precious natural resource; without it, life ceases. Yet water use and consumption practices in the U.S. illustrate that many seem to take it for granted. For example, a typical household uses approximately 260 gallons of water per day. This booklet describes how individuals can become more water conscious by using water efficient landscaping, including planting native plants, limiting turf areas, scheduling irrigation wisely.

DWBLPE444DL/Booklet: 18pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Water-Quality Improvements for Farmstead and Rural Home Water Systems
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service and Extension Service

This booklet explains the importance of water quality monitoring in home water systems and suggests improvements that can be implemented to enhance water quality. It describes various tests that should be used to constantly monitor water quality.

DWBLPE94DL/Booklet: 22 pp. (1985)

Price: $0.00
 
Water: Is it Safe to Drink?
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

In this classroom activity, students construct, use, and compare simple filters to attempt to purify polluted water.The fact sheet explains concepts such as personal and community health, environmental quality, and scientific inquiry.

DWFSPE271DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Watershed Connections: Where Everyone Lives Downstream
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority

This little bookmark is packed with watershed facts. It reminds the public how everyone affects, and can help protect, drinking water sources.

DWBMPE361DL/Bookmark: 1pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Well Components: Your Well Cap
Water Systems Council, wellcare® Program

The well cap prevents contaminants from entering your well and protects the exposed portion of the well casing. As your first line of defense to prevent contamination to your drinking water, it is important to keep it intact. This fact sheet describes a typical well cap and offers suggestions about how to keep it intact.

DWFSPE406DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00


 
Well Components: Your Well Tank
Water Systems Council, wellcare® Program

Your well system is made up of a pump, a storage tank and various accessories that operate the system automatically. The tank holds the water until you need it. This fact sheet describes the different types of tanks available and how they work.

DWFSPE410DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Well Construction: What You Need to Know
National Groundwater Association

A well should be designed to meet the needs of the home that it will serve and this factsheet provides the information that you should know before you purchase a well to serve your home or business. Important considerations include the different methods of drilling, special finishing touches, and appropriate well maintenance services. This useful information was made available by the National Ground Water Association.

DWFSPE301DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


 
Well Maintenance
Water Systems Council, wellcare® Program

The safety and purity of your drinking water and the efficient operation of your private well system depends on a well-organized maintenance program. This fact sheet explains to homeowners how to keep a well maintenance log and how to setup a well maintenance schedule.

DWFSPE416DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Well Water: Keeping It Clean a part of South Carolina Home*A*Syst; An Environmental Risk-Assessment Guide for Protecting Water Quality
Clemson University, Cooperative Extension Service

Keeping your well water free of harmful contaminants is a top priority for your health and for the environment. This booklet, produced as part of South Carolina’s Home*A*Syst program, helps homeowners understand good well management and how activities on or near the well can affect water quality.

DWBLPE350DL/Fact Sheet: 25pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Wellhead Protection for Private Domestic Wells
University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service

A good supply of fresh water is essential to human existence. It is vital to do everything possible to protect your well and the surrounding area from potential sources of pollution. This article describes the six principles of well head protection: proper well siting, proper well construction, keeping contaminates away, backflow prevention, sealing abandoned wells, and testing well water.

DWFSPE366DL/Fact Sheet: 8pp. (1993)

Price: $0.00
 
Wellhead Protection in Confined Semi-Confined, Fractured, and Karst Aquifer Settings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

To further efforts toward preventing groundwater contamination, this factsheet explains wellhead protection in various environmental settings.

DWBLPE159DL/Fact Sheet: 8 pp. (1993)

Price: $0.00


 
Wellhead Protection in Iowa
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division

Wellhead protection should be designed to protect the groundwater sources of public water supplies from contamination. This pamphlet informs the general public about how wellhead protection plan can protect their community.

DWBRPE386DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00
 
Wellhead Protection Vulnerability Fact Sheet
State of Minnesota, Department of Health

Vulnerability refers to the susceptibility of a water supply to contamination from activities at the land's surface. This document explains the criteria used by the Minnesota Department of Health to assign a vulnerability rating to a well.

DWFSPE376DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Wellhead Protection: Cost of Making Water Safe Continues to Rise
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality

A recent survey conducted by the EPA revealed that drinking water systems will need to invest $150 billion over a 20-year period to ensure clean and safe drinking water. This fact sheet emphasizes the benefits of wellhead protection.

DWFSPE392DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Wellhead Protection: Keeping Our Drinking Water Safe
University of Alabama , Cooperative Extension System

Over 95 percent of the liquid fresh water on earth is not found within surface lakes and streams, but beneath the land surface as groundwater. We know that groundwater can become polluted just like surface water. This fact sheet produced by the experts at the Alabama Cooperative Extension presents basic groundwater facts and information about the Wellhead Protection Program in that state.

DWFSPE348DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00


 
What Can You Learn from Drinking Water Right to Know Reports?
Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water, Consumer Federation of America

This fact sheet offers tips on understanding the right to know reports like the CCRs, it includes information about protecting vulnerable people from drinking water disease and illnesses.

DWFSPE238DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
What Do You Know About. . . Microbial Contamination?
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

This brochure describes the various ways microbial contamination can enter a watershed and provides simple suggestions for control and prevention. Areas of concern include sewage disposal systems, agriculture runoff, stormwater runoff, and microorganisms carried by wildlife. This piece is one of a series of “What Do You Know About. . .” Companion titles discuss nonpoint source pollution, septic systems, and CSOs.

DWBRPE326DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
What is Ground Water?
U.S. Geological Survey

This fact sheet explains what groundwater is and how it fits into the water cycle—from rainfall unit it seeps through the earth into the ground.

DWFSPE441DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
What Should I Do When My Well Floods?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Water Supply Section

Homeowners returning to their homes after flood waters have receded are anxious to use the water, but flooding can present challenges that can keep their well from providing a safe product. This fact sheet answers common questions about water supply wells and flooding conditions.

DWFSPE407DL/Fact Sheet: 10pp. (2011)

Price: $0.00


 
What to Do After the Flood
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

If you suspect that your well may be contaminated, contact your local or state health department or agriculture extension agent for specific advice. The information in this illustrated fact sheet, such as what to do about flood conditions at the well, the electrical system, pump operation, and emergency water disinfection, is intended to supplement flood precautions issued by health authorities.

DWFSPE273DL/Fact Sheet: 3 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
What to Do If the Well Runs Dry
Water Systems Council, wellcare® Program

What should you do if you turn on your tap and nothing comes out? This fact sheet gives well-owners tips about how to spot signs of trouble and describes some options to replacing a well.

DWFSPE417DL/Fact Sheet: 2pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


 
What You Need to Know if Your Are Told to Boil Your Drinking Water
Water Systems Council, wellcare® Program

This fact sheet provides information for consumers if they receive a "boil water advisory" or "boil water order" from their drinking water system.

DWFSPE432DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
What Your School or Child Care Facility Needs to Know About Lead in Drinking Water
What Your School or Child Care Facility Needs to Know About Lead in Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This set of videos explains how lead in the drinking water may threaten schools or child care facilities. The first video includes segments on the health effects of lead, explains how lead get into a facility's water system, the benefits and challenges of testing, and two case studies. The second video demonstrates the proper sampling procedures for testing for lead in water.

DWDVPE385DL/Video: 0 pp. (2006)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00


 
Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From?
New Mexico Rural Water Association, Groundwater-Source Water Protection Program

Developed specifically for the town of Ojo Feliz, New Mexico, this pamphlet is a perfect example of how to educate the local community on source water protection. It encourages residents to become involved in developing a wellhead protection plan and explains how many of our everyday activities can cause pollution.This pamphlet would be useful for local officials looking for ideas on how to educate their citizenry on source water protection.

DWBRPE352DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (0)

Price: $0.00
 
Word Scramble
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This short, illustrated lesson for children helps reinforce concepts about the water cycle and water conservation.

DWBRPE223DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
You & Your Well
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

This illustrated brochure provides information about new well construction, including a section of general Do's and Don’ts, plus diagrams of several pump installations.

DWFSPE128DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
You Can Help Your Watershed!
U.S. Evnironmental Protection Agency

A watershed is the area of land that drains rain and snow to a stream, lake, wetland, estuary, or the ocean. This colorful bookmark offers suggestions about how we can all help protect our watersheds at home, in our yards and around the community.

DWFSPE274DL/Bookmark: 1 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Your Guide to Public Drinking Water
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

What is public drinking water and where does it come from? How is it treated, and how do you know that it is safe? These and many more questions are answered in this illustrated booklet.

DWBLPE167DL/Booklet: 14pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Your Guide to Public Drinking Water (Spanish)
University of Rhode Island, Cooperative Extension

What is public drinking water and where does it come from? How is it treated, and how do you know that it is safe? These and many more questions are answered in this illustrated, Spanish-language booklet.

DWBLPE168DL/Booklet: 14pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Your Home Could Contain Hazardous Waste–What you need to know
National Environmental Services Center

Applicable to any community, this brochure explains what household hazardous wastes are and how many products can be disposed of properly.

DWBRPE45DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (1996)

Price: $0.00
 
Your Household Water Quality: Nitrate in Water
The University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service

High nitrate levels in your drinking water can cause a condition called methemoglobinemia or blue baby syndrome and impacts not only babies but older people, pregnant women and people who have low stomach acidity. This fact sheet gives the homeowners information about what causes nitrate contamination and what they can do if their well tests high in nitrate.

DWFSPE368DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


 
Youth Activity: How People Get Their Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

This fact sheet, for grades K-6, provides teachers with an activity to help students understand the role of reservoirs in the supply of drinking water. Students build a model of a reservoir and watch as water moves through the various layers of media into the reservoir.

DWBRPE224DL/Fact Sheet: 1 pp. (1993)

Price: $0.00
 

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