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.
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GOOD. If your result is to the left of the middle line, it means you're in the clear. Contaminants at this level were not found in concentrations known to cause harm.
POOR. Contaminants at this level of concentration carry a small health risk if they are consumed in your daily drinking water over a period of many years.
BAD. Contaminants reaching this level have been found to carry a moderate health risk if they are consumed in your daily drinking water over a period of many years.
VERY BAD. At this level, the contaminant has been found to carry a serious health risk if it is consumed in your daily drinking water over a period of many years.
What do diagonal lines mean? Simply, they mean that any concentration of this contaminant is potentially harmful.
A measure of your water's acidity / basicity. In water with a low pH you may experience a bitter metallic taste and see corrosion. In water at high pH you may experience "slippery" water with a soda taste and find deposits on your fixtures.
Determined by the properties of minerals dissolved in your water. It's a measure of your water's capacity to resist changes to pH. Strongly alkaline water has an objectionable taste which resembles baking soda.
A measure of the cloudiness of your water, or how much your water scatters light. Turbidity is caused by all the little particles and sediments that get into your water.
Mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water. Hard water may cause an unpleasant taste in your water and is known to leave residues on water fixtures, be harmful to your pipes and also make it difficult to form bubbles when using soaps.
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.
Lead has multiple toxic effects on the human body. In particular, decreased intelligence in children, increased blood pressure, and cancer
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.
Sodium is not believed to cause cancer, but high sodium levels can lead to increased blood pressure.
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
May cause cancer. Anemia; kidney, liver or spleen damage; changes in blood
Insecticide, germicide, space and garbage deodorizer; chemical intermediate in organic chemicals, dyes, and pharmaceuticals.
Exposure to high concentrations of manganese over many years has been associated with toxicty to the nervous system
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.
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.
Copper most often comes from corrions of copper plumbling in your house or from natural/industrial deposits and wood preservatives.
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
Most often enters your water from naturally occurring sources or rusting fixtures.
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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO SUBURBAN WATER DISTRICT
3701 MARCONI AVENUE SUITE 100
SACRAMENTO, CA 95821
Population Served: 171,200
Water Source: Surface Water Purchased