Exam Study Guide: Public Water Systems

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Sample question:

What is a Public Water System?

A) A system that provides water for human consumption to at least 10 service connections or serves an average of at least 15 people for at least 30 days per year.

B) A system that provides water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections or serves an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days per year.

C) A system that provides water for human consumption.

D) A system that provides water for human consumption to at least 15 people per year.

The correct answer is B. A public water system provides water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections or serves an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year, according to the EPA. A public water system may be publicly or privately owned.

About the author: Drew Hoelscher is the program director of drinking water operations at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) in Edwardsville, Illinois.



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