Frequent Questions

6. How will I know if acrylamide is in my drinking water?

Public water systems are required to meet the content and dosage requirements for acrylamide based polymeric coagulant aids specified in the treatment technique requirement for acrylamide, and to take steps to correct the situation if they exceed these levels. Water suppliers must notify their customers as soon as practical, but no later than 30 days after the system learns of the violation. Additional actions, such as providing alternative drinking water supplies, may be required to prevent serious risks to public health.

If your water comes from a household well, check with your health department or local water systems that use ground water for information on contaminants of concern in your area.

Have more questions? Submit a request