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Table of Contents
Introduction .............................................................. 1
What Is Ground Water and
How Can It Be Polluted? ........................................... 2
Where Do Ground Water
Pollutants Come From? ............................................. 4
What Are Some Naturally
Occurring Sources of Pollution? ............................ 5
What Human Activities Can
Pollute My Ground Water? .................................... 5
Should I Be Concerned? ............................................ 8
How Much Risk Can I Expect? .............................. 8
What Should I Do? .................................................... 8
Six Steps to Well Water Safety .............................. 8
Protecting Your Ground Water Supply .................. 9
Find Out More – Sources of
Information on Well Water ................................. 16
Definitions – Common Terms
About Wells and Ground Water ............................... 18

EPA 816-K-02-003

January 2002