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As 1974 drew to a close, President Ford signed legislation extending federal jurisdiction into a new realm: the quality of public drinking water supplies. This Safe Drinking Water Act is an interesting piece of legislation. It probably will become one more bit of data for the MOLDS System, and the Act, fortunately, has provisions which meet some of the criteria which Luther Avery set forth. Before describing the Act, I want to present a few statistics and background facts about this innocent bit of H2O.