What is the definition of safe water?

Water is considered safe to drink if it came from a natural source (river, lake, spring, groundwater) and it meets or is better than all of the federal, state, and provincial standards that are legally enforceable. In the United States, if your tap water does not meet any one of the standards, according to the law, your water supplier must notify all its customers as of the problem. Water is called potable when it is safe to drink. "Potable" rhymes with "floatable".

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1. Does the water we drink come from the Mississippi River?
2. Is the water safe to drink every day?
3. What is the definition of safe water?
4. What other chemicals are added to the water we drink?
5. I am installing a water softener and need to know the hardness of the water. How hard is the water supplied to the city?
6. Why is my water so discolored lately?
7. Why did my water bill go up so much?
8. When is my water meter read for my bill?
9. I heard that there is an ongoing meter change out program happening in the city. How do I get on the list to get mine changed?
10. On my water bill it says cubic feet, how many gallons is that?
11. What is the pipe of some type sticking up in the area between the street and the sidewalk in front of my house?
12. I have very low water pressure and there is sound like water running even when all my faucets are off. What could cause this?
13. What can I do to prevent my water from freezing in the winter?
14. I am interested in where my water comes from. Is there a way that I can see the City Water Plant?