It’s always important to know where your water is coming from and how it is purified so you can feel confident your family is safe.
That’s why we provide you with the latest info on the water quality of your city – Keller, Texas.
The analysis in the water quality report is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and in that analysis, they use samples from a variety of different sources.
Keller’s water is purchased from the city of Fort Worth, which uses surface water from Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Bridgeport, Richland Chambers Reservoir, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Lake Benbrook and the Clear Fork Trinity River.
With those sources come contaminants that need to be reduced or removed. From viruses to bacteria and pesticides to radioactive materials, there are plenty of concerns to be had. Some of those viruses and bacteria may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations or wildlife.
Public water and bottled water are governed by different entities as the EPA regulates water provided by public water systems while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establishes regulations for bottled water.
In a recent assessment of the Keller water sources, the TCEQ concluded that the water is highly susceptible to particular contaminants and infants, some elderly, or immunocompromised are at risk.
Lead specifically is one serious threat to human health and can leak into water lines from service lines and home plumbing. One remedy to protect yourself against potential lead is flushing your tap for 30 seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you’re concerned about your water, getting it tested is always recommended.
The water has also been tested for Cryptosporidium, which is a microscopic parasite affecting the digestive tracts of humans and animals, the past few years.
Below are some of the contaminants that were tested in the Keller water supply and none of them reached the maximum threshold.
- Chromium and Uranium are derived from the erosion of natural deposits.
- Chloramines are a water additive used to control microbes.
- Cyanide is derived from the discharge from steel, metal, plastic and fertilizer factories.
- Atrazine is derived from the runoff from herbicide used on row crops.
- Arsenic and Barium come from the discharge of drilling wastes, the discharge from metal refineries and the erosion of natural deposits.
- Fluoride is a result of erosion of natural deposits while also being a water additive that promotes strong teeth as well as a discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories.
- Nitrate is from the runoff from fertilizer use, the leaching from septic tanks and sewage, and erosion of natural deposits.
- Total Trihalomethanes, Chloramines, Bromate, TTHM (Total Trihalomethanes) and Haloacetic Acids are a by-product of drinking water chlorination.
- Copper and Lead are the corrosion of household plumbing systems, the corrosion of natural deposits and the leaching from wood preservatives.
- Turbidity, which is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles, comes from soil runoff and may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms that can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.
- Total Coliform bacteria are used as indicators of microbial contamination of drinking water because testing for them is easy. While not disease-causing organisms themselves, they are often found in association with other microbes that are capable of causing disease.
- Bicarbonate, Manganese, Sodium, Calcium, Chloride, Magnesium and Sulfate are all abundant naturally-occurring elements.
Basin Water Solutions is here to make sure all those contaminants your family is at risk of don’t make it to your drinking water.
Your first option is Reverse Osmosis, which is the process that gets rid of salt and other inorganic solids by removing them from the solution. Chloramine, chlorine, fluoride, pesticides, nitrates, sulfates and others are removed to provide you and your family with the safest, high-quality water you can drink.
Next, a Whole House Water Filtration system and water softeners filter out and lessen the hardness of water, which can wreak havoc on your skin and hair.
Hardness is measured in grains per gallon (GPG) and refers to the amount of dissolved magnesium and calcium in your water. Anything above three GPG is considered harmful to the home plumbing, appliances, water heaters, and fixtures. Also, Chloramines, Chlorine Dioxide, Chloroform, Bromoform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane and Chlorite are common disinfectants for drinking water, especially in industrial water. Water softeners will properly balance out the minerals and you won’t have to dwell about Chloramines.
Basin Water Solutions also offers Commercial Water Treatment that uses the latest integrated technologies to effectively remove Iron, Calcium, Manganese, Arsenic, heavy metal, Fluoride, Sulfide, Nitrates and several other contaminants from water sources.
We only offer the best options to clean and purify your water. Basin Water Solutions can install, repair, and maintain these systems with superior customer service. For service in Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton, San Marcos and Odessa, contact us today!