ALEXANDRIA, Va. — During Drinking Water Week, May 3-9, the Drinking Water Research Foundation (DWRF) is asking consumers to think about their drinking water, according to a press release.

Drinking Water Week reminds consumers to remember to read their water quality reports and ask questions concerning the quality of their water, stated the release.

“Many people in the United States are under the false assumption that their drinking water, because it is monitored and regulated by federal, state and local agencies, is always safe; but this is not always the case,” said DWRF Chairman Jack West.

A recently released research review paper by DWRF titled, “Microbial Health Risks of Regulated Drinking Waters in the United States,” examines and compares microbial health risks of bottled water and tap water, continued the release.

The paper explores the differences in advisories, violations of regulatory standards, quality monitoring and distribution system conditions, noted the release.

You can find the review paper here.