Tracking contaminants in drinking water

There is considerable interest in including human exposure to contaminants in drinking water in the environmental public health tracking network. In this project, we discuss conceptually the benefits and limitations of different approaches to tracking drinking water quality and examine the sources of water quality data that could be used to do so. The methods utilized included informal interviews with key informants coupled with relevant background research.

Key findings:


Rotkin-Ellman M, Kyle AD, Balmes JR. Assessment of options for tracking of drinking water contaminants and relevant data sources. September 2005. A working paper produced by the Berkeley Center for Environmental Public Health Tracking, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley. [PDF]