Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department


G08-1360 Drinking Water: Copper

Sharon Skipton, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Bruce Dvoark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Wayne Woldt, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Steve Drda, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Document Type Article

© 2008, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension. All rights reserved.


Too much copper in the human body can cause stomach and intestinal distress such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. This 2008 NebGuide discusses practices to manage copper in a domestic water supply such as one for a home or business.