Do I need to take special precautions?
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV / AIDS or other immune disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk for infections.

These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. You may also inquire about EPA / CDC guidelines by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

Maui DWS water in the Upper Kula area is treated with chloramines, a disinfectant that produces fewer disinfection by-products such as trihalomethanes. As such, customers who have unique water quality needs including those who use specialized treatments such as kidney dialysis machines or fish owners should make the necessary adjustments to remove chloramines.

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1. What are the sources of drinking water?
2. Why are there contaminants in my drinking water?
3. Is my drinking water safe to drink?
4. How often is my water tested?
5. How can I get my water tested?
6. Do I need to take special precautions?
7. Do I need to filter my water?
8. What is the pH of my water?
9. Is there fluoride in my water?
10. Do I have hard or soft water?
11. What can I do about chlorine taste and odor?
12. I live on a dead-end (cul-de-sac) and my water has a yellow tinge to it. Is this okay?
13. Why is my water milky?
14. How can I tell if air bubbles are causing my water to look milky?
15. How can I get my rain catchment system water tested?
16. What other contaminants may be found in my drinking water?