Individual water supplies are
not regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or the U. S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is the responsibility of these
households to monitor the quality of the water from their supply. The potential
for volatile synthetic organic chemicals (VOCs) in drinking water often depends
on present and previous land use in the area around a water source.
common method used by private well owners to remove VOCs from drinking water is
to install a point-of-use (POU) or point-of-entry (POE) water treatment device.
A POU treats only the water at a single tap (e.g., at the kitchen sink), while a
POE device treats all the water entering the home. The advantage of a POE device
is that inhalation and dermal exposure are addressed since it treats all the
water entering the home. The disadvantage is that POE devices are more
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