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NON-POTABLE

Water that is unsafe or unpalatable to drink because it contains pollutants, contaminants, minerals or infectious agents. Although considered unsafe to drink, non-potable water can be utilized for a variety of purposes, which is reliant on its quality. The reason for its unsafety is due to its lack of treatment or testing, which makes non-potable water not trustworthy enough for people to put in their bodies. Contamination is a likely result when consuming non-potable water.