Understanding your Drinking Water

Water flowing to a well

More than 11.1 million people each day use tap water supplied by Ohio's public water systems. Many more use or benefit from Ohio's extensive ground water resources. Ohio EPA's Division of Drinking and Ground Waters participates in many activities to ensure Ohio's tap water is safe to drink and our precious water resources are protected for future generations.

Water is one of those things that people usually take for granted—until it is either gone or unsuitable to drink. Do you know where your drinking water comes from? Or how it is treated before it gets to your tap? The tabs below provide an understanding of your drinking water - from source to your faucet - along with some educational resources available through Ohio EPA.