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Drinking Water Contaminant Publications and Resources


  1. Development of a Web-based tool to collect and display water system customer service areas for public health action [2016]
    Wong M, Wolff C, Collins N, Guo L, Meltzer D, and English P
  2. Direct Measurement of Perchlorate Exposure Biomarkers in a Highly Exposed Population: A Pilot Study [2011]
    English P, Blount B, Wong M, Copan L, Olmedo L, et al
  3. White Paper: Development of Methods for Tracking Exposures to Contaminants in Drinking Water [2006]
    VanDerslice J, Wolff C, Kuwabara Y, Malecki K, Cohn P, Flowers H, Fagliano J, Nuckols J, Cantor K.


California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB)

SWRCB is responsible for regulating public drinking water systems in California.

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), CalEPA

OEHHA conducts scientific evaluations of health risks associated with hazardous substances in the environment. OEHAA's CalEnviroScreen is a mapping tool that helps identify communities that are most impacted by environmental health hazards, including drinking water contamination.

Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in the U.S.

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA is an nonprofit organization with a membership comprised of water professionals and 4,600 water supply utilities.

Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)

ACWA is a coalition of nearly 450 public water agencies, responsible for 90% of the water delivered to cities, farms and businesses in California.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

NRDC is an international environmental action organization with a staff of over 500 lawyers, scientists, and policy experts. NRDC addresses many environmental issues including water quality, global warming, clean energy, and more.

Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is a national member-based environmental organization and is engaged on a wide range of water issues at the group and chapter level across the country because waterways are easily impacted by pollution, climate, and development.


Scorecard is a nationwide, online resource that provides data and information on pollution problems and toxic chemicals, including air and water quality.

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW)

EJCW is a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and organizations building a community-based movement empowering underserved communities to advocate for clean, safe, and affordable water.

National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Since 1991, the USGS has systematically collected chemical, biological, and physical water quality data on 42 study units nationwide.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is a major component of the Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the US against expensive and dangerous health threats and responds to fight disease when threats arise

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. The World Health Organization provides information on safe drinking water.