Dear Jerry Brown,
this is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 51 (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 September 17, 2016

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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. The colored bars in this section represent the effect of that characteristic on your water, rather than health risk to humans.

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.

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.
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
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.

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
CuMetal
Copper Measurement: 0.46 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.
FeMetal
Iron Measurement: 0.5 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
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.

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.

Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

Your treatment solution

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

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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.

Contact your local water authority

If you have questions about your report, we encourage you to contact us first. For questions about your local water system, your water bill, or anything else pertaining to your community you can also reach out to your local water manager. Even if your water supply is a private well, your local water system should be able to provide good advice:

Zip Code: 95821

SACRAMENTO SUBURBAN WATER DISTRICT

3701 MARCONI AVENUE SUITE 100 SACRAMENTO, CA 95821
Tel: 916-679-2880

Population Served: 171,200
Water Source: Surface Water Purchased

Your full results

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

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