Maximum Contaminant Level Goal MCLG

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Maximum Contaminant Level Goal MCLG?

Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, a non-enforceable concentration of a drinking water contaminant, set at the level at which no known or anticipated adverse effects on human health occur and which allows an adequate safety margin. The MCLG is usually the starting point for determining the regulated Maximum Contaminant Level.

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