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Take the Drinking Water Quiz

When you're thirsty for a drink of water, you probably turn on the tap or grab a bottled water. You may take for granted that the water you drink is safe and pure. But the quality and safety of water can vary from place to place. It depends on where the water comes from and how it was treated. Find out more about drinking water by taking this quiz.

1. If you are part of a public water system, where can you get information about your drinking water?
2. Which of these chemicals or germs sometimes found in drinking water is harmful?
3. What is turbidity?
4. Where do public water systems get their water from?
5. Which is the most common way to purify drinking water?
6. Which contaminants found in some drinking water should young children avoid?
7. Which of these types of bottled water is safer to drink than tap water?
8. When should you use a home water treatment system?