Drinking Water Information

How much do you know about the water you drink?


  • What contaminants should I be concerned about?

  • Where can I get my water tested in Indiana? 

  • Is bottled water safer? 

  • What kind of water filters are available and which one is right for me?

  • We have a private well. What are some things we can do to protect our drinking water?

  • Our home is in farm country. Should we be worried about our drinking water?

  • Flood waters are/were convering our water well. What should we do before drinking the water again?
  • How should I store water for emergencies?

  • We get our drinking water from a public water system. How can I find out about the water quality?

  • How can septic systems affect drinking water?

  • Is it safe to eat the fish I catch in Indiana rivers and lakes?

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    See the Purdue Extension Water Quality Web Site for many other topics related to water.

    Information about all sorts of drinking water topics is available through the EPA publication "Water on Tap" or at the EPA Web page "Drinking Water and Health: What You Need to Know" .


    For more information contact Jane Frankenberger (frankenb@purdue.edu)
    or Brent Ladd (laddb@purdue.edu)
    or call the Purdue Extension Safe Water office at 765-496-6331

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