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Bottled Water : Finding Gov't Information

This libguide is a collaborative project between Wisconsin's Water Library and the UW-Madison Chemistry Library.

Who Regulates Water?

There are specific questions we are looking to answer which may be found in difficult to locate places.

A good place to start is with the US Government's science portal:

Science.gov 

Here are some helpful hints for answering these questions:

HOW DO WE KNOW IF OUR WATER IS SAFE?

US Food and Drug Administration

US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

US EPA Report on Bottle Water

US EPA FAQ about bottled water

US EPA regulations on drinking water

WHAT ABOUT FLUORIDE IN WATER?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Data from CDC on fluoride

WHO IN WISCONSIN REGULATES BOTTLED WATER?

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

WHO IN WISCONSIN REGULATES CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER?

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

ARE THERE CONTAMINANTS IN MY WATER?

US EPA Drinking Water Contamination

WHAT ARE SOME RESEARCH PROJECTS ON WATER QUALITY?

US Department of Agriculture, Water Quality Information Center

By the Numbers

FIND STATISTICS ABOUT WATER:

Statistical Abstract - published since 1878; the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the US.

US EPA - facts and figures on public drinking water systems

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics - statistical information on topics of public health importance

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - water supply forecasting, snow data, and climate data.

US Geological Survey, Water Quality - water-quality data for the US.