Read an excerpt of Bottlemania.
General Information About Drinking Water
And from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov/health/water.htm
The Environmental Working Group on contaminants in tap water: www.ewg.org/tapwater/findings.php
The Environmental Working Group's tap water database for local communities (data were collected between 1998 and 2002): www.ewg.org/sites/tapwater/yourwater/
The NRDC on contaminants in tap water: www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/fdrinkingwater.pdf
The EPA on testing for contaminants in well water: www.epa.gov/safewater/privatewells/index2.html
An NRDC report on tap water quality and compliance: www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/uscities/pdf/chap02.pdf
The U.S. Geological Survey on “emerging contaminants” in drinking water: toxics.usgs.gov/regional/emc/index.html
Information from the Consumer Federation of America on contaminants of concern for vulnerable populations: www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/vulnpop.pdf
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on preventing cryptosporidiosis in vulnerable populations: preview.tinyurl.com/6nwbh7
The Campaign for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water's “Making Sense of ‘Right to Know' Reports”: www.safe-drinking-water.org/pdf/makesense.pdf .
Consumer Reports on deciphering your consumer confidence report.
The Department of Health and Human Services on the health effects of possible water contaminants: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxpro2.html
To find a state-certified lab to test your water, see www.epa.gov/safewater/labs/index.html or call the Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800/426-4791.
For more information on when or what to test for, see www.epa.gov/safewater/faq/pdfs/fs_homewatertesting.pdf
Physicians for Social Responsibility fact sheets on safe drinking water: www.psr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Safe_Drinking_Water_main
Thinking about buying a water filter?
Consumer Reports video on five top water filters.
Consumer Reports on a filter to avoid.
From Food and Water Watch: preview.tinyurl.com/5x2bex
From Grist Magazine: preview.tinyurl.com/54jt6y
From Consumer Reports (May 2007), a primer on water-filter types: preview.tinyurl.com/4m48qx (Recommendations and ratings available by subscription only).
From the Green Guide and the National Sanitation Foundation:
What's the difference between bottled spring and well water? What's artesian?
How to purify water in an emergency:
Fluoride in your tap water?
In favor: www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/
To learn more about water and privatization:
The Alliance for Democracy: www.thealliancefordemocracy.org/water/
Blue Planet Project: www.blueplanetproject.net
Corporate Accountability International: www.stopcorporateabuse.org
Defending Water in Maine: www.defendingwaterinmaine.org
Food and Watch Watch: http://foodandwaterwatch.org/
H2O for ME: www.h2oforme.com
McCloud Watershed Council: mccloudwatershedcouncil.org/
Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation www.savemiwater.org/
The Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security: www.pacinst.org/
The Polaris Institute: www.polarisinstitute.org
Save Our Groundwater: www.saveourgroundwater.org
The Sierra Club's Water Privatization Taskforce: www.sierraclub.org/committees/cac/water/
Sweetwater Alliance: www.waterissweet.org/
Water Dividend Trust: www.waterdividendtrust.com/
Water Waves: www.waterwaves.org
Organizations working to protect public waterways
American Rivers: www.americanrivers.org
The Nature Conservancy: www.nature.org/initiatives/freshwater/
American Whitewater www.americanwhitewater.org/
Environmental Defense: www.environmentaldefense.org
Earth Policy Institute: www.earth-policy.org
The Freshwater Society: www.freshwater.org
The River Network: www.rivernetwork.org
Trout Unlimited: www.tu.org
World Wildlife Fund: www.panda.org
Waterkeeper Alliance: www.waterkeeper.org
Clean Water Network: www.cleanwaternetwork.org/
Clean Water Action: www.cleanwateraction.org/
Earth Justice: www.earthjustice.org/our_work/issues/water/
League of Conservation Voters: www.lcv.org
Clearwater Hudson River Sloop: www.clearwater.org
Conservation International: www.conservation.org
Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition www.newyorkwater.org
International Bottled Water Association: www.bottledwater.org
American Water Works Association: www.awwa.org
Water Environment Federation: http://wef.org/Home
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies: www.amwa.net
The Pacific Institute: www.pacinst.org
On water footprints: www.waterfootprint.org
Blue Gold: Life for Sale http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/
See also Food and Water Watch's extensive filmography: www.foodandwaterwatch.org/films/films