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Water is a precious resource that is essential for all living things. But even water can sometimes be unhealthy if contaminated. When our rivers, lakes, and groundwater become contaminated it can impact the quality of our drinking water, wildlife, outdoor activities like swimming and fishing and ultimately our health. It is important for everyone to be actively aware of water hazards around us. Click the links below to learn more about hazards you may encounter in water and ways to reduce your risk.