Although tap water that meets federal and state standards is generally safe to drink, threats to drinking water quality in the United States still exist. Outbreaks of drinking water-associated illness and water restrictions during droughts demonstrate that we cannot take our drinking water for granted.
DPD’s Healthy Drinking Water Program was created to reduce the spread of drinking water-associated illness by working with partners to:
- develop evidence-based prevention recommendations and health communication materials,
- enhance surveillance for drinking water-associated illness,
- support illness outbreak investigations and emergency responses, and
- support epidemiologic and laboratory research on drinking water issues.
The drinking water information on this Web site has been designed with different audiences and interests in mind. To find out more information about drinking water, click on one of the following links: