water safety policy

water safety policy

Your comments will be graded on how well they meet the Discussion Requirements posted under “Before You Begin.”

  • How does the municipality in which you live ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act?
  • Does your city/town report on water quality annually?
  • Are you able to locate a copy of a recent water quality report for your city/town via the Internet?
  • How safe do you believe the water from your household tap to be?
  • On what evidence do you base this assessment?

Discussion Requirements

  • Review some resources to help you synthesize, such as the following:

Sullivan, J. (2011). Strategies for synthesis writing. Retrieved from http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/edu/Strate…

Initial post for each module discussion:

  • At the beginning of each module, address the discussion topic, making sure to meet all of the criteria on the rubric.
  • A substantive comment should be approximately 200 words or more.
  • Cite sources within your comment to support your statements.
  • Include at least one reference, properly formatted, not just a link.
  • You will only be able to view other discussion comments after you post your own. Your first comment will be graded.

Required Reading

Bhattacharya, D. (2013). Chapter 7: Clean water legislation and mosquito control. In Public health policy: Issues, theories, and advocacy. (pp. 201–212). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Flint water crisis. (2016). Congressional Digest, 95(3), 10.

Greenberg, M. R. (2014). Delivering fresh water: Critical infrastructure, environmental injustice, and Flint, Michigan. American Journal of Public Health, 106(8), 1358–1360.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Summary of the Clean Water Act. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean…

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2016). Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/sdwa