Potable Water

Water that is drinkable. Specifically, freshwater that generally meets the standards in quality as established in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Drinking Water Standards for drinking water throughout the United States. Potable water is considered safe for human consumption and is often referred to as Drinking Water. Freshwater that exceeds established chloride and dissolved solids limits is often referred to as slightly saline, brackish, or nonpotable water and is either diluted with fresher water or treated through a desalination process to meet potable-water standards for public supply. Also see Drinking Water Standards and Drinking Water Standards [Nevada]. [Appendix B–3 presents a listing of Nevada’s current drinking water primary and secondary quality standards. Also see Appendix B–1 and B–2 for Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulated contaminants and proposed contaminants to be regulated. Also see Appendix B–6, Water Treatment — Disinfectants, Appendix B–7, Water Treatment — Processes, and Appendix B–8, Water Treatment — Technologies.]

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