Monthly Archives: May 2019
Posted: May 24, 2019|
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) – What Are They?
VOCs as defined by Wikipedia are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. An excellent example of this is formaldehyde, which evaporates from paint. They also include vapors/gases released from a variety of common products such as adhesive, air fresheners, dry cleaning fluids, solvents and pesticides.
Unfortunately, drinking water may contain contaminants that are classified as VOCs. Due to the fact that it would be costly to test for every potential chemical that would be classified as a VOC, the EPA regulates a subset of chemicals that are considered typical contaminants of a water supply. For those on municipal water systems, you should receive an annual water quality report. In this report, it will outli
Posted: May 02, 2019|
Water Quality Reports – How to understand them
One a year, your water provider is required to provide you with a Consumer Confidence Report (also known as a CCR). This report is due by July 1st.
The information provided in this report includes several key point of information including where your water comes from, any potential health risks and what contaminants may exist. Typically, these reports will also include disinfectant levels and water hardness. The purpose of this report is to provide as much information as possible as to the quality of the water you drink.
Unfortunately, the information provided in the CCR (Consumer Confidence Report) can be confusing and difficult to understand. In this post, we will provide some information to help in understanding your report. For some of our readers who are on well water or community well system, there is no requirement for a water quality report. To better understand what is in your water, you