Water Quality Report
Reading Your City's Water Report
This page is intended to help you find and understand your city's water quality report.
First, to find your water report go to google and enter the city you live in. For this example you would enter Durham, NC water quality report. That should take you to a search page that contains the report. If not, then search for the city itself and look for the water department. If you pay someone other than your city for your water then enter those search terms instead, for instance 'United Water, NJ' for United Water of New Jersey.
NOTE: You are most welcome to email a copy of your water report to me. Be sure to follow up with a phone call so that we may review it together. I will gladly go over it and tell you what products of mine I recommend specifically and what they cost. I do not respond to water reports by email as I need additional information from you in order to make a recommendation.
You can email your report to me at jim @ cleanairpurewater dot com
As an example I've provided the 2005 report from the City of Durham, NC. If you click on that link you'll be able to read Durham's water quality report.
Along with it, I have recorded my review of this report for Howie Jacobson, a customer. If you open that city's report and listen to the recording below you can follow along and learn something about how to read your own water report.
The audio is an mp3 file that will open in your audio player. I'd suggest you first open the water quality report and glance at it, then click on the audio file and try to follow my comments and Howie's questions as we go through the report. The audio is about 40 minutes long so grab a glass of water and listen.
As you go through the report you'll see a column titled: MCL. MCL means Maximum Contaminant Level. Here's what that means:
"What's in YOUR Water?"
James P McMahon