What's in Your Water?
BCS Pure Water truly cares about you and your family's health. Below are links to resources available to inform you of what is in your water. However, even our friends at the municipalities, although most report well and exceed standards, are only held to the standards of the EPA and TCEQ. These reports and standards are focused on bacterial contamination and they address this by adding chemicals into the water so nothing can grow. As they remove water from wells and aquifers, they are not required to filter out any contaminants. Additionally, the test results that are provided are not done at your house. So that water has to travel, sometimes miles, through pipes that often contain lead and sediment. I like to ask people who drink out of the faucet, "Would you eat a sandwich that was drug through the water pipes?" I have never had a person say yes. With that being said, we recommend testing your water for contaminants you are most concerned with. The alarming fact is that through agriculture, drilling, fracking and oil refinery; there are a number of new compounds being created on a daily basis that don't have tests to determine if the contaminant in the water is even present. Ask Erin Brockovich about Chromium 6!
This Warning is on your municipal drinking water quality report.....hmmmmmm?
Special Notice for Elderly, Infants, and Immuno-Compromised People: You may be more vulnerable than the general population to certain microbial contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, in drinking water. Infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised persons such as those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; persons who have undergone organ transplants; those who are undergoing treatment with steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, can be particularly at risk from infections. You should seek advice about drinking water from your physician or health care providers. Additional guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).
Information about Drinking Water Contaminants: The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. [this means that the chemicals used in drilling and agriculture as well as the waste water that is treated and poured back into the local streams may find its way back into your drinking water]
BCS Pure Water will test your water for free if you are getting a filtration system! Here is a list of items we can test for:
- Total Dissolved Solids
- Free Chlorine
- Total Chlorine
- Total Hardness
- Hydrogen Sulfide
If you have a well and plan on filtering, we insist on a full test report so we KNOW what we are dealing with. This laboratory water contamination test is $199 and is much more accurate than anything done in the field.
Watercheck w/ Pesticide Test Kit includes a 75 items checking for: Bacteria (presence/absence of coliform and E. coli) (15) Heavy metals and minerals (5) Other inorganic chemicals (5) Physical characteristics (4) Trihalomethanes...
Result Time: 10-15 Business Days
Test Type: Alkalinity, Ammonia, Arsenic, Bacteria, Bromine, Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Copper, Cyanide, Cyanuric Acid, Iodine, Iron, Lead, Nitrates, Nitrites, Permanganate, Pesticides, pH, Total Hardness