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DRINKING WATER STANDARDS

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French Equivalent: Normes de la qualité de l’eau potable

Definition:
Drinking water standards are standards determining the quality of drinking water in the context of prevailing environmental, social, economic and cultural conditions, with reference to the presence of suspended matter, excess salts, unpleasant taste and all harmful microbes. Meeting of those standards does not necessarily imply purity.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Water quality criteria

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 19, 2001