What is in Your Water?
Contaminants that may be present in source water before we treat it include:
Microbial contaminants: such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants: such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial, or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides: which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants: including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants: which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.