ЕГЭ-3252 — Ответы


Задания 26-31



The most important liquid on Earth


Water is a vital element in each of our lives. Not only is it essential to our health, but we also use it for ___VARIOUS___ household tasks. Every day we use water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning, and drinking; but how often do we think about its source?

___CONSUMERS___ receive their water from one of two sources: a private well, or a community water system.

Approximately 15 percent of the U.S. population relies on ___INDIVIDUALLY___ owned and operated sources of drinking water, such as wells, cisterns, and springs. The majority of household wells are found in rural areas.

Those who receive their water from a private well are solely ___RESPONSIBLE___ for the safety of the water.

Private wells are not subject to different federal ___REGULATIONS___, and are generally regulated on a very limited basis by states.

Local health departments may assist well owners with ___PERIODIC___ testing for bacteria or nitrates, but the bulk of the responsibility for caring for the well falls on the well owner.



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