Dear John Pujol,
This is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 47 (BAD)

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 Bad. This means your sample contained several concerning risk factors. Please read through your Report and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

SAMPLE - Advanced Well Water Test
Ordered October 11, 2016

47
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Understanding your Tap Score

SimpleWater's health risks analysis compares your sample’s contaminant levels to the latest publicly available toxicological and epidemiological research. This is done in order to give you a clear idea of what potential risks may be in your water. Click on each contaminant to learn more about its known health impacts and potential sources. This analysis should not be taken as professional health advice.

We use the following measurement units:

General properties of your water

The following section describes general indicators of your overall water quality. These parameters may not directly impact your health but they will influence the chemical nature of metals and other potential contaminants in your water supply.

Pipe health summary

The following section describes key parameters influencing the health of your pipes and treatment hardware.

Watch list

HERE ARE THE GREATEST POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS IN YOUR DRINKING WATER.

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.

Cu Metal
Copper Measurement: 2.9 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0.3 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Copper is an essential element for your health. However, too much of it especially among young children can cause vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. Copper has also been associated with liver and kidney disease. The State of California suggests a safe level of 0.3 PPM and the US EPA suggests 1.3 PPM.

Blood
Liver
Other
Gastrointestinal(lower evidence)
Skeletal(lower evidence)
Kidneys(lower evidence)
Nervous System(lower evidence)
COMMON SOURCES

Corrosion of pipes, faucets and other plumbing fixtures is the most common source of copper contamination in American homes (90% of which utilize copper pipes). Running your water for a minute before drinking can reduce copper buildup at the tap.

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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Fe Metal
Iron Measurement: 0.51 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's 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

Gastrointestinal
Other(lower evidence)
COMMON SOURCES

Iron is commonly found in most home drinking water. It comes from natural sources like bedrock and soil and from rusting pipes and water 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 and clothing.
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Pb Metal
Lead Measurement: 0.002 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

US EPA enforces a 15 PPB limit on lead in drinking water, but no amount of lead is considered safe. It accumulates in your body and has multiple toxic effects on your brain, liver, kidney and bones. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poinsoning, in particular, to damage affecting the brain and nervous system.

Nervous System
COMMON SOURCES

Lead is a heavy metal that most often enters your water by corrosion of aging pipes, household plumbing systems, from the erosion of natural deposits nearby and by industrial activity waste streams. Changes in water chemistry (pH) can have a substantial impact on the relesae of lead into your water.

TASTE & ODOR: 
You cannot see, taste or smell lead in your drinking water.
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Mn Metal
Manganese Measurement: 0.062 PPM
Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 0.04 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Nervous System
COMMON SOURCES

Manganese is a naturally occurring metal used in steel and corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Manganese is also an additive in unleaded gasoline, pigment, plumbing materials, battery cells, matches, fireworks, and fertilizer. It acts as a raeagent in organic chemistry and as an oxidizing agent.

TASTE & ODOR: 
You may notice a metallic taste and brownish-red color above 50 PPB. High levels of manganese can stain fixtures and clothing.
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Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

Recommended treatment options

Laboratory testing detected significant concentrations of one or several potentially harmful contaminants in your drinking water sample. SimpleWater has vetted the following high quality water treatment products for the removal or reduction of these contaminants.

As a reminder, we have no affiliation with any of the recommended companies but we do receive a small affiliate fee from Amazon if you use our link to purchase the product. We encourage you nonetheless to find the best deal you can.

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead ; Copper - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Iron ; Manganese

Purchase Cost: $318
Expected Yearly Cost: $220
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Reverse Osmosis Carbon Filtration
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

iSpring RCC7

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead ; Copper - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Manganese ; Iron

Purchase Cost: $186
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Mechanical Filter Carbon Filtration Reverse Osmosis
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

Home Master TMAFC

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Not certified for any of your contaminants - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Iron ; Copper ; Lead ; Manganese

Purchase Cost: $282
Expected Yearly Cost: $94
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Mechanical Filter Carbon Filtration Reverse Osmosis
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (1 gpm)

ZeroWater 6-Cup Pitcher

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CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Lead - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Copper ; Manganese

DOES NOT REDUCE: Iron
Purchase Cost: $20
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Pour Through
TECHNOLOGIES Mechanical Filter Other Ion Exchange Carbon Filtration
CAPACITY Small Storage (0.375 gal)

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Water softener recommendation

Your water sample tested as hard (12 grains per gallon). High hardness is known to cause problems in household plumbing, lower the efficiency of water heaters, dry out hair and skin, and create unpleasant marks on glassware. Additionally, high levels of hardness may shorten the life of water treatment systems. These are our recommendations for whole-home water softeners.

Showing softeners intended for your level of hardness and a household of     people.
Recommended softener capacity minimum: 24,962 grains.

Fleck 5600 SXT (32,000 grains)

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LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Hardness ; Iron ; Calcium ; Manganese ; Magnesium

DESIGNED TO PREVENT: Scale formation in pipes, White residue on glass, dry skin.
Purchase Cost: $464
Expected Yearly Cost: $71
* Yearly cost estimate for salt consumption only
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Ion Exchange
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (2 gpm) 32,000 Grains

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contaminant reduction claims listed for each product. Water treatment is a complicated topic and we are here to help. Contact us for help from a water treatment professional.

Local water quality

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

This is some information about nearby groundwaterthat 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.

29 contaminants found near your address

Gross Alpha Particle Activity1.7 pCi/LMODERATE

This concentration is thought to present significant health risks to individuals drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. If this contaminant is present in your drinking water, it should be reduced using the appropriate treatment technologies.

December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
Manganese.539 PPMMODERATE

This concentration is thought to present significant health risks to individuals drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. If this contaminant is present in your drinking water, it should be reduced using the appropriate treatment technologies.

December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
Arsenic.00058 PPMELEVATED

This concentration is above the level thought to present some human health risks from drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. Its presence in your drinking water should continue to be monitored.

July 11, 2017
4.45 miles away
Gross Beta Particle Activity3.4 pCi/LELEVATED

This concentration is above the level thought to present some human health risks from drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. Its presence in your drinking water should continue to be monitored.

December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
Lead.000254 PPMELEVATED

This concentration is above the level thought to present some human health risks from drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. Its presence in your drinking water should continue to be monitored.

July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
Perchlorate.0014 PPMELEVATED

This concentration is above the level thought to present some human health risks from drinking this water untreated for a prolonged period of time. Its presence in your drinking water should continue to be monitored.

September 14, 2010
4.45 miles away
1,1,1,2 TetrachloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,1,1 TrichloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,1,2 TrichloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,1 DichloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,1 DichloroethyleneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,1 DichloropropeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2,3 TrichlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2,3 TrichloropropaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2,4 TrichlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2,4 TrimethylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2 Dibromo 3 chloropropaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2 DichlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2 DichloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,2 DichloropropaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,3,5 TrimethylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,3 DichlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
1,4 DichlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
2,2 DichloropropaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
2 HexanoneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
3,3 DichlorobenzidineNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
4 Methyl 2 PentanoneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
AcetochlorNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
AlachlorNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
AntimonyNOT DETECTED
December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
BentazonNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
BenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Benzo(a)pyreneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalateNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
BromobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
BromochloromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
BromodichloromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
BromoformNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
BromomethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
CadmiumNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
CarbofuranNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
Carbon DisulfideNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Carbon TetrachlorideNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ChlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ChloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ChloroformNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ChloromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Chlorotoluene 2NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Chlorotoluene 4NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ChlorpyrifosNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
Chromium (Total)NOT DETECTED
December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
cis 1,2 DichloroethyleneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
cis 1,3 DichloropropeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
DibromochloromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
DichlorodifluoromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
DichloromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
DieldrinNOT DETECTED
September 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
Endosulfan INOT DETECTED
September 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
EthylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Ethylene dibromideNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
HexachlorobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
HexachlorobutadieneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
HexachlorocyclopentadieneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
HexachloroethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
IsopropylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Methylene bromideNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Methyl Ethyl KetoneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Methyl Tertiary Butyl EtherNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
MetribuzinNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
MolinateNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
NaphthaleneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
n ButylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
NitrobenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
n NitrosodimethylamineNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
n PropylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
OxamylNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
OxyfluorfenNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
PCB 1221NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1232NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1242NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1248NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1254NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1260NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PCB 1262NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
PentachlorophenolNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
p IsopropyltolueneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
sec ButylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
SilverNOT DETECTED
December 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
StyreneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
tert ButylbenzeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
TetrachloroethyleneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
TolueneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
trans 1,3 DichloropropeneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
TrichlorofluoromethaneNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
TrifluralinNOT DETECTED
September 20, 2016
4.45 miles away
Vinyl ChlorideNOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
Xylenes (Total)NOT DETECTED
October 01, 2016
4.45 miles away
ZincNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2017
4.45 miles away
1,1 DichloroacetoneNOT DETECTED
August 06, 2014
4.46 miles away
2 NitropropaneNOT DETECTED
August 06, 2014
4.46 miles away
ChlorineNOT DETECTED
July 25, 2016
4.46 miles away
HexaneNOT DETECTED
August 06, 2014
4.46 miles away

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UNTESTED CONTAMINANTS1 Chlorobutane; 1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane; 1,3 Dichloropropane; 3 Amino 1,2,4 triazole; 4,4 DDD; 4,4 DDE; 4,4 DDT; Acrylonitrile; Aldrin; Alkalinity (as CaCO3); Allyl Chloride; Alpha BHC; Alpha Chlordane; Beta BHC; Beta Chlordane; Boron; Cerium; Chlordane; Chlorobenzilate; Chloroneb; Chlorothalonil; Cobalt; Color; Conductivity; Dacthal; Dichloroflouromethane; Diethyl ether; Endosulfan II; Endrin; Endrin Aldehyde; Endrin Ketone; Ethyl Methacrylate; Hardness; Heptachlor; Heptachlor epoxide; Lindane; Methoxychlor; Methyl Acrylate; Methyl Iodide; Methyl Methacrylate; Methyl acrylonitrile; Nitrate (as N); Odor; PCB 1061; Pentachloroethane; Phosphorous; Propachlor OA; Propionitrile; Strontium; Tetrahydrofuran; Tin; Titanium; Total Dissolved Solids; Toxaphene; Trichloroethylene; Turbidity; Uranium; cis Nonachlor; cis Permethrin; m,p Xylene; o Xylene; pH; trans 1,2 Dichloroethylene; trans Nonachlor; trans Permethrin D6

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