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Changes to Minnesota's drinking-water rules will better protect public health

Release Date: 01/18/2007
Contact Information: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218,

No. 07 - OPA011

CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2007) ( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has approved several changes to Minnesota's drinking-water regulations that will enhance protection of public health and increase information provided to the public about their drinking water. The changes are required under amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. As EPA adopts new drinking-water regulations, states such as Minnesota that administer their own drinking-water programs must adopt regulations at least as stringent.

Background documents on the changes are available for review at the Minnesota Department of Health, Drinking Water Protection Section, 625 N. Robert Street, St. Paul and at EPA offices in Chicago.

More information on Minnesota drinking water is available at

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