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Old 08-10-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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Directly from the Environmental Protection Agency, when I was doing research on water treatment for a project I was assigned at work at the Corps of Engineers, to design a water treatment system for one of our manned field sites that was getting a new water well. I don't still have my research— I passed it on to my successor when I retired— so I can't quote chapter and verse.
Correction— I called my successor and asked him to look in my old files. It wasn't from the EPA that I got the information. It was from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, but the information I gave was correct about hospital water quality— for Louisiana only. Now I feel stupid.

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Old 08-10-2015, 11:20 AM   #16
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Some states may have their own requirements, wouldn't know, haven't worked in every state.
I've worked in health care maintenance, as a care provider, and as an administrator. I retired the last time 5 years ago, so I may be dated.
On the national level the two main ways to get a hospital accredited to provide care are JCAHO and HFAP (now there are other options). For water, both referenced back to EPA and Public Health guidelines, but it was on the hospital to provide evidence of testing with results within compliance standards.
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