Learn Your Water

 

Barium

Why's it in our water?

Wastewater, discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; and erosion of natural deposits

Potential Risks

Blood pressure and gastrointestinal problems, muscle weakness, and damage to the nervous and circulatory systems

Cadmium
Mercury
Lead
Copper
Aluminum
Radium
Arsenic
Fluoride
Chlorine
Nitrates
Hormones
Trihalomethanes (THMs)

Your City's Water

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The EPA's List of Water Contaminants

For those who are passionate about water...
Each of these can be effectively filtered from your water.

Water Words

Check out this glossary of water related terms...so you can know what we mean when we say what we say.

Chlorine

By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

Municipal water treatment facilities use chlorine as a disinfectant in the water supply to kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses. The chlorine penetrates the cell walls of these organisms and leaves them unable to replicate or reproduce. This method of purification has been used effectively for over 100 years. Unfortunately, the microorganisms gradually build a tolerance…

Water with a Metallic Smell or Taste

By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

Iron is the most abundant mineral on earth, and is noticeably prevalent in earth’s crust. Rain water and melting snow dissolve the iron in earth’s crust as they filter through it and carry dissolved iron to underground aquifers that supply our homes with water. Iron stains This ferrous iron is not immediately visible to the…

Marshy or Swampy Water

By Tap Water Truth | February 9, 2018

Sometimes dissolved ferrous iron in the water is transformed into a separate problem before it gets to the tap. Water giving off the musty smell more commonly associated with rotten vegetation may be contaminated with iron bacteria. Iron bacteria feed on the dissolved ferrous iron in water in a process known as oxidation, creating an…

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