Plantation Water Contamination for 2015
Water is extremely important for hydrating and cleansing our bodies to promote our health and well-being. But unfortunately, water itself isn’t completely pure of contaminants. Nonetheless, certain levels of various contaminants are considered normal and safe for healthy people. The goal is to not go past the MCL, which stands for maximum contaminant level. Past this level, the water is considered unsafe to drink.
In the Plantation, FL water report from 2015, the city laid out different contaminants common in drinking water and the levels found in Plantation water during testing. Plantation’s water comes from the Biscayne Aquifer and is then treated in the city’s two treatment plants. Here are results from the Plantation water report.
Plantation Contaminant Levels
Plantation’s water was clean in 2015 and did not have violations of any common water contaminants. The water report noted that the city met or exceeded guidelines at different governmental levels. Your annual water report showed that the water did have small amounts of various Plantation contaminants, which is normal.
The report showed that Plantation coliform was in 0.02 percent of samples during the year. This shows that there was some coliform, which can indicate the presence of other contaminants that can make people sick. Nonetheless, the coliform level did not reach the MCL, which is coliform present in greater than 5 percent of samples.
The water also had small amounts of other substances, although many did not go anywhere near the MCL. Plantation chlorine and chloramines, which are in the disinfectant and disinfectant by-product category, were of note because they reached 3.32 ppm with a MCL of 4.0. Also, the water report said that there was one site that exceeded the action level for lead. The report noted that the city cannot control lead levels in household plumbing materials. You could get your home tested for lead to see whether your plumbing materials are adding lead to your tap water.
How to Have Cleaner Water
The city does provide water treatment to cleanse the water before it reaches your home. But if you’re concerned about contaminants in your water, especially because violations could occur in the future or you have a person with a weakened immune system in your household, you could take steps to further clean your water.
An action you can take is to treat your tap water again by putting it through a reverse osmosis water machine or a similar water machine. Cleaner water can contribute to better health for your household.
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