Frequent Questions

Human consumption has been interpreted to include bathing. Under this interpretation, does the term "bathing" include swimming?

Bathing does not include swimming in an open canal or incidental contact with water from an open canal in connection with such activities as agricultural work, canal maintenance, or lawn and garden care. The term "bathing" means the use of water for personal hygiene purposes in a home, business setting, school, etc. (63 FR 41940, 41941; August 5, 1998).
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