Dear Jerry Brown,
this is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 64 (POOR)

According to SimpleWater's recommendations, which are based on public guidelines provided by Federal and State agencies, the water samples you provided for testing do not meet acceptable drinking water health levels.

Order Date: September 17, 2016

64
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Understanding your Tap Score

We use the following measurement units:

General characteristics of your water

While these measures are not contaminants per se, they can be valuable indicators of your water's overall health.

Critical Contaminants

HERE ARE THE GREATEST HEALTH RISKS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER.

Tap Score is designed to help you gauge the safety of your drinking water. It compares your water quality to public health research conducted by the US government and other expert authorities. At the end of your Tap Score report you'll find an exhaustive list of the contaminants tested in your sample and their position relative to these goals. As we continue to research water contamination and health we will update your score accordingly.

AsMetal
Arsenic Measurement: 0.001 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Short term effects of arsenic exposure include skin discoloration, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Long term effects include heart, lung, liver, immune, nervouse system and reproductive disorders, diabetes and cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, liver and prostate. <5>.

COMMON SOURCES

Arsenic is a common element in the earth's crust and unfortunately, quite toxic to humans. Natural erosion of arsenic from the soil and rock is the most common pathway for arsenic to get into your drinking water. It is also produced as waste runoff from orchards, metals production and electronicsproduction wastes.


TASTE & ODOR: Arsenic is colorless, odorless and tasteless.
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CuMetal
Copper Measurement: 0.459 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0.3 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Copper is an essential element for your body to perform basic functions. However, too much copper in your water (above 1.3 PPM) can cause nausea and stomach problems and has been associated with kidney damage and liver disease.

COMMON SOURCES

Copper most often comes from corrions of copper plumbling in your house or from natural/industrial deposits and wood preservatives.


TASTE & ODOR: Above 1 PPM, copper can cause a distasteful metallic flavor in your water and leave a blue-green staining on fixtures.
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FeMetal
Iron Measurement: 0.47 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0.3 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Essential for your health vis a vis the transport of oxygen in your blood, iron in your drinking water may nonetheless cause stomach illness and other chronic pain, depending on your genetic make up.

COMMON SOURCES

Most often enters your water from naturally occurring sources or rusting fixtures.


TASTE & ODOR: At moderate concentrations iron will give water an unpleasant metallic taste. Less than 1 PPM of iron may cause reddish brown stains on your water fixtures.
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PbMetal
Lead Measurement: 0.002 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Lead has multiple toxic effects on the human body. In particular, decreased intelligence in children, increased blood pressure, and cancer.

COMMON SOURCES

Lead is a heavy metal that most often enters your water by corrosion of household plumbing systems and from the erosion of natural deposits nearby.


TASTE & ODOR: Lead can have a sweet metallic taste in your water.
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MnMetal
Manganese Measurement: 0.24 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0.05 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Exposure to high concentrations of manganese over many years has been associated with toxicty to the nervous system.

COMMON SOURCES

A naturally occurring metal used in steel and corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. it is also an additive in unleaded gasoline, pigment, plumbing materials, battery cells, matches, fireworks, fertilizer; reagent in organic chemistry, oxidizing agent; component of tobacco smoke.


TASTE & ODOR: Metallic Taste, Black Color.
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14DCBVOC
1,4 Dichlorobenzene Measurement: 0.00053 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0.0001 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

May cause cancer. Anemia; kidney, liver or spleen damage; changes in blood.

COMMON SOURCES

Insecticide, germicide, space and garbage deodorizer; chemical intermediate in organic chemicals, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.


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NaMetal
Sodium Measurement: 148.9 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 20 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Sodium is not believed to cause cancer, but high sodium levels can lead to increased blood pressure.

COMMON SOURCES

Sodium is very commonly found in drinking water. Saline intrusion, mineral deposits, seawater spray, sewage effluents, and salt used in road de-icing can all contribute significant quantities of sodium to water. In addition, water-treatment chemicals and water softeners can yield high sodium levels.


TASTE & ODOR: Sodium produces a salty taste in drinking water which can be detected (depending on someone's age) between 30 to 460 ppm.
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Contact your local water authority

If you have questions about your local water system, your water bill, or anything else pertaining to your community then you can begin by reaching out to your local water manager by phone (below). Even if your water supply is a private well, your local water system should be able to provide good advice:

Zip Code: 95822

CITY OF SACRAMENTO MAIN

1395 35TH AVE. SACRAMENTO, CA 95822
Tel: 916-808-7508

Population Served: 486,189
Water Source: Surface Water

Everything else

HERE IS A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE FOUND IN YOUR WATER.

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