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Dallas, Is Your Tap Water Really Safe To Drink?

Safe drinking water is something many of us tend to take for granted, until a crisis like lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, makes us wonder what chemicals could be lurking in our own taps. What we feel is important for you to know is that it’s been about 20 years since water standards have been updated.

Water quality tells us if our drinking water contains contaminants that may cripple our health. Some harmful contaminants can come from the natural environment, such as microbial contaminants in soil or metals in rocks. Other harmful contaminants come from human sources, such as fertilizers, pesticides, industrial, and even household wastes.

We all use water on a daily basis. We use it not only to drink, but to bathe in, wash our clothes, water our gardens, cooking, and cleaning. The presence of contaminants in drinking water is not necessarily a health risk in which you need to alert health officials. It is just important to know exactly what is in your water. It’s about being proactive rather than reactive.

The following data is provided by EWG Tap Water Database for the City of Dallas. Per their website, It is important to note that the “tap water provided was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.” Water standards have not been updated in nearly 21 years and that legal water quality does not necessarily mean safe. “The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.”

So, what’s exactly in your tap in Dallas, Texas?

  • Arsenic was found at 49 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Bromochloroacetic acid was found at 175 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Bromodichloromethane was found at 82 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Chloroform was found at 18 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Dibromoacetic acid was found at 11 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Dibromochloromethane was found at 23 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Dichloroacetic acid was found at 44 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5) was found at 122 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) was found at 96 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

  • Trichloroacetic acid was found at 15 times above EWG's Health Guideline.

These contaminants are just a few examples of what is actually found in your water. If you are discouraged, please know that we are here to provide you a free water test so that you can test your tap water yourself. It is important to be informed and then you can make the choice to install a filtration system. Another way to push for cleaner water for everyone is to advocate to the elected officials who have a say in water quality – talk to your HOA, your city hall, and the state legislature to Congress all the way to the Oval Office – by asking questions and demanding answers.

If you are interested in getting filtered water implemented in your home right away or that free water test, please call 833-ONIT-H2O. We stand ready to serve you!


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