Federal Agencies to Improve Coordination of Information on Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water

EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to  improve coordination and collaboration on issues related to pharmaceuticals in drinking water through a new memorandum of understanding. Under this agreement, federal agencies will share scientific data and information and coordinate potential future research on the presence of pharmaceuticals in drinking water, their sources and potential health effects.  The agencies formulated the agreement in response to a recommendation by the Government Accountability Office in 2011. Click here for more information on the agreement.