Glossary & Terminology
The process by which chemicals from the walls of a container enter into the water in the container.
Maximum Contaminant Level; the maximum level recommended by federal law for a particular water pollutant.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal; the optimum maximum contaminate level in the future, for a particular water pollutant.
A thin material that is porous enough to reject pollutants while allowing water to pass through thus purifying the water
- mg/l Milligrams per liter
A measure of the amount of a substance in water. The equivalent to parts per million.