"This book, by a leading authority in the field of drinking water, is superb. It delivers all that it promises within a short compass and in a highly readable and accurate manner. In an area that is often rife with misinformation, this little book is just what the doctor ordered. Any science teacher who deals with water issues, including reluctant elementary teachers or secondary teachers who are teaching science out of their certification area, will profit from consulting this handy guide. Secondary students who need a place to begin exploring water issues will find much here to think about and explore&emdash;even if the reading will sometimes present a challenge. The nice cross-referencing of questions to related questions in the book plus an index enables a reader to explore one particular issue or topic. A series of helpful addresses, including all [US]EPA regional offices, is supplied."