Dear Uncle Sam,
this is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 53 (POOR)

According to SimpleWater Recommendations, which are based on guidelines established by Federal and State agencies as well as leading academic research, the water samples you provided for testing demonstrate your water quality is Poor. This means your sample contained at least one harmful contaminant in excess of health recommendations, or a variety of smaller threats. Please review your Report and send our team an email if you’d like to schedule a follow up phone call.

Private Well Test, Ordered October 11, 2016

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Understanding your Tap Score

We use the following measurement units:

General characteristics of your water

The following general characteristics of your water help to explain much of your overall water quality. For example your water's pH determines the specific form of many contaminants and also plays a big role in the health of your pipes. The turbidity and hardness of your water will be important for selecting a good treatment solution.

Watch list

HERE ARE THE GREATEST POTENTIAL 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.

CuMetal
Copper Measurement: 2.9 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 1.3 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.
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.
HgMetal
Mercury Measurement: 0.009 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 0.002 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Methylmercury is a dangerous neurotoxin, and people of all ages exposed to high levels may experience adverse health effects, especially young children.

COMMON SOURCES

Primary sources of mercury in drinking water are coal-fired power plants, medical and municipal waste incinerators, metal and cement manufacturing crop runoff, and erosion of natural deposits.

NaMetal
Sodium Measurement: 198 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's health recommendation of 22 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.
MnMetal
Manganese Measurement: 0.0624 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.

Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

Your recommended treatment solution

NOW THAT WE KNOW YOUR WATER, WE CAN RECOMMEND THE BEST TREATMENT OPTIONS.

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum

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Chlorine Reduction; TDS Reduction; Taste and Odor Reduction; Chloramine Reduction; Barium Reduction; Radium 226/228 Reduction; Asbestos Reduction; Lead Reduction; Mercury Reduction; Turbidity Reduction; MTBE Reduction; VOC Reduction; Arsenic Reduction; Cadmium Reduction; Copper Reduction; Chromium Reduction; Selenium Reduction; Nitrate/Nitrite Reduction; Fluoride Reduction; Ibuprofen Reduction; Phenytoin Reduction; Bisphenol A Reduction; Naproxen Reduction; Estrone Reduction; Cyst Reduction; Nonylphenol Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product or the surrogate testing preformed by the certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. These assumptions may not be accurate Please contact us to speak with a water treatment professional if you have any questions. X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead; Mercury; Copper - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Conductivity, Sodium, Hardness

DOES NOT REDUCE: Manganese
Purchase Cost:$286
Average Yearly Cost:$220
FEATURESUnder-SinkOther
TECHNOLOGIESCarbon FiltrationReverse OsmosisMechanical FilterRemineraliation StageIon Exchange
CAPACITYMedium Storage (3.2 gal)Medium Flow Rate (0.8 gpm)

There are thousands of available treatment products, and navigating them can be a pain. We've made it simple by focusing only on the products which are certified for your contaminants. Water treatment is a complicated topic and we are here to help. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contaminant reduction claims listed for each product, so call us if you'd like to speak with a water treatment professional about your options.

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Local Water Risks

Based on your reported testing location of:
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

This is some information about nearby groundwater that may be useful when considering ongoing risks to your drinking water. These results are not related to your Tap Score report and are provided for informational purposes only.

You can click here to learn more about this data. If you'd like to check water risks at different locations, use the Local Water Risks tool.

Your full results

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

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