Description: Safe Drinking Water Programs are an essential environmental public health service. While commercial water companies are required by law to test customers’ water, owners of private wells are on their own. Regular monitoring is critically important to ensuring a safe water supply. Local efforts to provide community-supported testing programs help prevent exposure to drinking water contaminants by making the testing process convenient and affordable. Learn about successful programs currently offered throughout the country and how to establish a testing program in your town. An overview of common drinking water contaminants, associated health risks and recommended treatments will also be covered.