Drinking Water Health Advisories that Work for You

Thank you for visiting our site! We are researchers working with water providers across the country to find the best way to tell you what you need to know in case there is a future problem with the drinking water in your community. If your water provider ever became aware that there was a concern with your drinking water they will tell you immediately. Because they care about your health, they want to be sure that you’d understand what you were supposed to do. Water providers send out Health Advisories when they need you to know something important about your water. Your input will help us make sure that the information water providers send out is clear and understandable. Specifically, we want to know how to best communicate with you about naturally occurring cyanotoxins that have the potential to harm humans and animals.

You can learn more about cyanotoxins from a short video about Understanding Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins or the Water Research Foundation’s Knowledge Portal.

We need your help! Please share your feedback by clicking on the tabs below to help your water utility.

We will be adding new content throughout the month, we hope you will check back to provide additional feedback. If you're interested in seeing what your peers have shared throughout this project, we will be posting a summary of our findings at this site in May, 2017. Thank you for your help!

Share your thoughts by navigating through the engagements below!

Thank you for visiting our site! We are researchers working with water providers across the country to find the best way to tell you what you need to know in case there is a future problem with the drinking water in your community. If your water provider ever became aware that there was a concern with your drinking water they will tell you immediately. Because they care about your health, they want to be sure that you’d understand what you were supposed to do. Water providers send out Health Advisories when they need you to know something important about your water. Your input will help us make sure that the information water providers send out is clear and understandable. Specifically, we want to know how to best communicate with you about naturally occurring cyanotoxins that have the potential to harm humans and animals.

You can learn more about cyanotoxins from a short video about Understanding Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins or the Water Research Foundation’s Knowledge Portal.

We need your help! Please share your feedback by clicking on the tabs below to help your water utility.

We will be adding new content throughout the month, we hope you will check back to provide additional feedback. If you're interested in seeing what your peers have shared throughout this project, we will be posting a summary of our findings at this site in May, 2017. Thank you for your help!

Share your thoughts by navigating through the engagements below!

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    You are visiting a water body in your community, and see the following sign:

    "Don’t go in, don’t drink, and don’t let your pets go in or drink either!  You could have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, irritated eyes, seizures or breathing problems, and your pet could die.

    To learn more, visit [INSERT WEBSITE] or call [INSERT PHONE NUMBER]"

    Share what this sign means to you and what other information you might like to see included in the discussion


    You are visiting a water body in your community, and see the following sign:

    "Don’t go in, don’t drink, and don’t let your pets go in or drink either!  You could have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, irritated eyes, seizures or breathing problems, and your pet could die.

    To learn more, visit [INSERT WEBSITE] or call [INSERT PHONE NUMBER]"

    Share what this sign means to you and what other information you might like to see included in the discussion


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  • Please share any experience you've had with your water utility sharing public health information with your community. How was this information communicated? Was the information straightforward and helpful?

    Please share any experience you've had with your water utility sharing public health information with your community. How was this information communicated? Was the information straightforward and helpful?

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