XQSCQI
XQSCQI 46
Kitchen Sink
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
Aug 11, 2019

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State of your water

  • Why are you testing your water?
  • Do you think something is wrong with your water?
  • Does your water taste funny?
    Does your water appear unclean?
  • Is your water leaving a white film where it is used?

Plumbing and treatment

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  • Do your water fixtures show signs of corrosion?

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Address
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Water Source
On-Site Treatment
Advanced City Water Test

State of your water

Why are you testing your water?
Do you think something is wrong with your water?
Does your water taste funny?
Does your water appear unclean?
Is your water leaving a white film where it is used?

Plumbing and treatment

How old is your plumbing?
NEW 5-10years 10-20years 20-40years 40+years Don'tknow
Do your water fixtures show signs of corrosion?

Please tell us how you learned about Tap Score

Dear Example Customer,
This is your TAP SCORETM Report

BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING AND ANALYSIS YOUR TAP SCORE IS 46 (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.

XQSCQI - Advanced City Water Test
Ordered Aug 11, 2019

46

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.

  • pH
    8.4
    NORMAL

    A measure of how acidic or basic your water is. A low pH may impart a bitter metallic taste and cause corrosion. High pH water may cause a baking soda-like taste and leave deposits on your fixtures. Unlike most other parameters, pH properly measured on-site is more accurate than pH measured in the lab.

    LEARN MORE
  • Alkalinity
    95PPM
    normal

    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 that resembles baking soda.

    LEARN MORE
  • TDS
    112PPM
    normal

    TDS is a measurement of all the Total Dissolved Solids we found in your water. Some contaminants raise your TDS, while others do not. Water containing high TDS will often smell bad and taste bitter, salty or metallic.

    LEARN MORE
  • Sodium Adsorption Ratio
    1.32
    normal

    SAR is a factor in determining suitability of water for irrigation. It does not have direct health effects. In general, a higher sodium adsorption ratio means water is less suitable for use in irrigation. If you have an on-site water treatment system, expect SAR to be high.

    LEARN MORE
  • Color
    11CU
    normal
    LEARN MORE
  • Odor
    Not Detected
    LEARN MORE

Pipe health summary

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

  • Iron
    Not Detected

    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.

    LEARN MORE
  • Calcium
    50.31PPM
    normal

    Calcium has its own taste receptors on your tongue. A high concentration can taste bitter or sour. Some people enjoy the flavor it imparts on their water, but too much of it contributes to hardness and can form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Magnesium
    6PPM
    normal

    While magnesium can make your water taste better, too much of it can contribute to hard water and form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Manganese
    0.005PPM
    normal

    Above 0.050 PPM you may notice a metallic taste, brownish-black or brownish-red color on toilets, shower curtains and sinks. Levels of manganese above 0.02 PPM may stain clothing.

    LEARN MORE
  • Grains per gallon
    8.93Grains
    Elevated

    Elevated water hardness affects pipe maintenance, water taste, and the ability of your water to form soap bubbles (laundry, dish washing, showering etc).

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness (Total)
    152.69PPM
    Normal

    Total hardness is the sum of all hardness-contributing metals and minerals in your water. Mostly representative of calcium and magnesium, total hardness also includes contributions by barium, copper, zinc, iron, strontium and more. Water hardness may cause scaling and bad tasting tap water. Hardness contributes to white film on glassware and can make soap bubbles difficult to form.

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness (Ca, Mg)
    102.3PPM
    normal

    Mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water. Hard water may cause your water to taste unpleasant and is known to leave residues on water fixtures, be harmful to your pipes and make it difficult to form bubbles when using soaps.

    LEARN MORE
  • Langelier Saturation Index
    0.78
    Some Faint Coating

    The Langelier Saturation Index is calculated based on your sample's chemistry and is assuming cold water. It's used as an indicator of the corrosive or scale forming potential of your water.

Aesthetics XQSCQI

Aesthetic properties

Smell Taste

Likely sources of smell

Of the things that we detected in your sample, these are the ones most likely to be affecting your water's smell.

  • m,p Xylene 0.27 PPM

    Xylenes may impart a sweet organic chemical smell in drinking water.

  • Chloroform 0.089 PPM

    Chloroform imparts a slightly sweet odor when in high concentrations in drinking water.

What can improve my water?

Likely sources of taste

Of the things that we detected in your sample, these are the ones most likely to be affecting your water's taste.

  • Chloroform 0.089 PPM

    Chloroform has a slightly sweet taste in drinking water.

  • m,p Xylene 0.27 PPM

    Xylenes impart a sweet organic chemical taste in drinking water.

What can improve my water?

Watch list

THESE ARE THE MOST NOTABLE RESULTS FROM YOUR SAMPLE.

For an exhaustive list of all the parameters tested in your sample, check the "All Results" section.

Cd Metal
Cadmium Measurement: 0.011 PPM Cadmium (Metal) 0.011 PPM
Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.005 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS

Long-term oral exposure to cadmium in drinking water may cause skeletal abnormalities–as well as harm kidneys, development and nervous systems.

Nervous System
Kidneys
Developmental
COMMON SOURCES

Cadmium is most often found in drinking water exposed to the corrosion of galvanized pipes. It is also present in natural earth deposits and can leach from batteries and paints.

TTHM Calculated Parameters
Total THMs Measurement: 0.13 PPM Total THMs (Calculated Parameters) 0.13 PPM
Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.08 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

Long-term exposure of humans to total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in high doses in drinking water is known to cause adverse effects on the central nervous system, stomach, liver, kidneys and heart. The US EPA has established a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total THMs in public drinking water systems of 0.08 PPM. MCLs are enforceable standards determined by balancing the health effects of a particular chemical against the feasibility and cost of water treatment.

Kidneys
Liver
Cardiovascular
Reproductive (F)
Other
Reproductive (M)
Developmental
Nervous System(lower evidence)
COMMON SOURCES

THMs are most often formed when chlorine used for drinking water disinfection interacts with naturally occurring organic matter in distribution system plumbing.

TASTE & ODOR: 
High levels of THMs may be associated with a chlorine smell and taste, but this is often due to high levels of related free chlorine rather than from the TTHMs directly.
BrDiChM VOC
Bromodichloromethane Measurement: 0.028 PPM Bromodichloromethane (VOC) 0.028 PPM
Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

At elevated concentrations in drinking water (above 0.1 PPM) bromodichloromethane may increase risk of developmental defects, kidney failure, liver damage and central nervous system problems. The Department of Health and Human Services has described bromodichloromethane as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," however no human studies have yet proven this in drinking water. In 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed that drinking water with 0.0006 PPM of BrDiChM is associated with a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer.

Kidneys
Adrenal
Liver
Gastrointestinal
COMMON SOURCES

Bromodichloromethane is commonly detected in public water systems around the country. It is a well studied disinfection byproduct (DBP) in the trihalomethane (THM) family. THMs like BrDiChM are often formed when chlorine, chloramines or other water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. It was also once used as solvent, medicine (sedative), flame retardant. Absent other confounding variables, THM's can be reduced using most carbon filters and reverse osmosis treatment systems.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Water that smells like chlorine is more likely to have higher bromodichloromethane concentrations.
Bnz VOC
Benzene Measurement: 0.009 PPM Benzene (VOC) 0.009 PPM
Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.005 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

The public health goal for benzene was set at 0 because the EPA believes that this level of benzene would incur no health effects in drinking water. Drinking water with benzene is known to cause anemia; decrease in blood platelets; increased risk of cancer and harm to the immune system.

Immune System
Blood
COMMON SOURCES

Benzene is commonly found in water near discharge from factories; leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills. It is commonly used as an indicator of other oil and gas related contamination.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Sweet, aromatic gasoline-like smell.
Chfo VOC
Chloroform Measurement: 0.089 PPM Chloroform (VOC) 0.089 PPM
Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.081 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

Long term exposure to high levels of chloroform in drinking water can cause harm to the kidneys, liver, developmental system, and central nervous system. Chloroform may be absorbed into the body through ingestion, inhalation, and through skin contact. Based on animal evidence and limited human evidence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists chloroform as a Group B2 or "probable human carcinogen." To reduce health effects, EPA requires THM levels (including chloroform) to be kept below 0.080 PPM in public drinking water.

Immune System
Developmental
Liver
Kidneys
Adrenal
Reproductive (M)
COMMON SOURCES

Chloroform was once used as an anesthetic during surgery, but is now most commonly encountered in much lower concentrations as a byproduct of drinking water disinfection via chlorine. Drinking water, bathing water and pool water are the largest contributors to lifetime chloroform exposure. At least one research study has shown that higher temperature water can increase skin absorption of chloroform when bathing. Chloroform is in the trihalomethane (THM) family of chemicals and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in your source water. It has also been used as a solvent and as a reagent in the production of dyes and pesticides and as part of pulp and paper bleaching. Algae can also produce chloroform in the natural environment.

TASTE & ODOR: 
Chloroform has a mildly sweet odor and taste.
BroMo VOC
Bromoform Measurement: 0.0145 PPM Bromoform (VOC) 0.0145 PPM
Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
HEALTH EFFECTS   Possible Carcinogen

High levels of bromoform in drinking water may cause an increased risk of cancer.

COMMON SOURCES

Bromoform is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family. It is commonly formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. It was also formerly used as solvent, medicine (sedative), flame retardant.

Other findings

THESE ARE THE CONTAMINANTS WE DETECTED BELOW POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS.

  • Calcium show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    50.31 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    No significant health effects are associated with drinking calcium in your water. In fact, calcium is one of many minerals found naturally in water and essential to your health.

    COMMON SOURCES
    As water enters the atmosphere it gets enriched with carbon dioxide (and forms a compound called carbonic acid). Later in the water cycle, that same water seeps into the ground and comes into contact with calcium-rich stone. The carbonic-acid-water extracts calcium from the stone and carries it through your pipes to your tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Calcium has its own taste receptors on your tongue. A high concentration can taste bitter or sour. Some people enjoy the flavor it imparts on their water, but too much of it contributes to hardness and can form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Strontium show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    1.342 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    At high chronic exposure (more than 4 PPM) strontium may affect bone growth and impact children.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Geologic weathering leads to naturally-occurring strontium in the environment. Strontium 90 occurrence may also be linked to nuclear fallout and other anthropogenic sources such as air contamination from milling processes, coal burning, and phosphate fertilizers.

    LEARN MORE
  • Thallium show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.00048 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of thallium in drinking water can cause hair loss; changes in blood chemistry; kidney, intestinal, or liver problems

    COMMON SOURCES
    Thallium is a naturally occurring element found in soil, and also a waste product of ore-processing and drug manufacturing facilities, mineral smelters and coal-burning facilities.

    LEARN MORE
  • Copper show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.262 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.

    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 blue-green stains on fixtures.

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness (Total) show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    152.69 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Total hardness is the sum of all hardness-contributing metals and minerals in your water. Mostly representative of calcium and magnesium, total hardness also includes contributions by barium, copper, zinc, iron, strontium and more. Total hardness is not toxic and not known to affect human health but some of the minor contributing metals that help comprise Total hardness may have health implications.

    COMMON SOURCES
    A minor contribution to the total hardness of water is made by the presence of other polyvalent ions like aluminum, copper, barium, iron, manganese, strontium, and zinc.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Total hardness is the sum of all hardness-contributing metals and minerals in your water. Mostly representative of calcium and magnesium, total hardness also includes contributions by barium, copper, zinc, iron, strontium and more. Water hardness may cause scaling and bad tasting tap water. Hardness contributes to white film on glassware and can make soap bubbles difficult to form.

    LEARN MORE
  • m,p Xylene show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.27 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic ingestion of xylenes in drinking water can cause damage to your liver, kidney, nervous system. Xylenes can also cause issues with balance and coordination.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Xylenes are a by-product of gasoline production and a classic indicator of oil and gas related water contamination. Xylenes are also commonly used in paints, inks, detergents and as a component of many consumer products including pharmaceuticals, solvents, adhesives, polyester fibers and films. It is also used to produce insecticides. They can enter drinking water by contamination from industrial and mechanical wastes.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Xylene is a sweet-smelling, clear solvent

    LEARN MORE
  • 1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    4 PPB
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Data on the effects of TCB on humans is very limited so the US EPA has extrapolated human health impacts like liver and kidney damage from studies on rats.

    COMMON SOURCES
    TCB is used in herbicide production for aquatic weed control among irrigation canals, lakes and ponds. It is also used as a dye carrier and as a solvent in chemical manufacturing.

    LEARN MORE
  • Antimony show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0008 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of antimony in drinking water may cause gastrointestinal issues–such as vomiting and abdominal pain in humans. Antimony has also been shown to lead to increased blood cholesterol, as well as decreased blood sugar.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Antimony is commonly detected in the waste discharges from petroleum refineries. It is also used in fire retardants, ceramics, electronics and soldering materials.

    LEARN MORE
  • Fluoride show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.98 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of fluoride in drinking water (>4 PPM) can cause bone disease and dental fluorosis. These concentrations are rarely reached in public water systems and much more likely in private well water. Increasingly, there is controversial research into the health effects of lower concentrations of fluoride added to public drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Fluoride in drinking water is commonly eroded from natural deposits, used as a fertilizer, as well as in aluminum industries. Fluoride is also frequently added to public drinking water as an additive to protect teeth.

    LEARN MORE
  • Styrene show less
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0004 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Styrene is a possible human carcinogen and has been linked to leukemia, lymphoma, and other stem, blood, and bone marrow cancers. It has also been shown to cause genetic damage and increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus and pancreas. It may cause nervous system effects such as depression, loss of concentration, weakness, fatigue and nausea.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Styrene contaminates water supplies, mainly via industrial waste streams from rubber and plastic factories and leaching from landfills.

    LEARN MORE
  • Color show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    11 CU
  • Chloroethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.1 PPM
  • Conductivity show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    210 umhos
  • Hardness show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    102.3 PPM
  • Aluminum show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.11 PPM
  • Chromium (Total) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.03 PPM
  • Alkalinity (as CaCO3) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    95 PPM
  • Lithium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.32 PPM
  • Mercury show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0005 PPM
  • p Isopropyltoluene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0002 PPM
  • Bromomethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    2 PPM
  • Magnesium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    6 PPM
  • Tin show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    2 PPM
  • Total Dissolved Solids show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    112 PPM
  • 1,1 Dichloroethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0005 PPM
  • Isopropylbenzene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.04 PPM
  • Manganese show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.005 PPM
  • Sodium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    7 PPM

To view the full list of everything tested in your sample, scroll to the 'Your full results' section.

Your full results

THIS IS A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF WHAT WAS TESTED IN YOUR SAMPLE.

  • Cadmium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.011 PPM
    Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.005 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Long-term oral exposure to cadmium in drinking water may cause skeletal abnormalities–as well as harm kidneys, development and nervous systems.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Cadmium is most often found in drinking water exposed to the corrosion of galvanized pipes. It is also present in natural earth deposits and can leach from batteries and paints.

    LEARN MORE
  • Total THMs show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.13 PPM
    Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.08 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Long-term exposure of humans to total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in high doses in drinking water is known to cause adverse effects on the central nervous system, stomach, liver, kidneys and heart. The US EPA has established a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for total THMs in public drinking water systems of 0.08 PPM. MCLs are enforceable standards determined by balancing the health effects of a particular chemical against the feasibility and cost of water treatment.

    COMMON SOURCES
    THMs are most often formed when chlorine used for drinking water disinfection interacts with naturally occurring organic matter in distribution system plumbing.

    TASTE & ODOR
    High levels of THMs may be associated with a chlorine smell and taste, but this is often due to high levels of related free chlorine rather than from the TTHMs directly.

    LEARN MORE
  • Bromodichloromethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.028 PPM
    Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    At elevated concentrations in drinking water (above 0.1 PPM) bromodichloromethane may increase risk of developmental defects, kidney failure, liver damage and central nervous system problems. The Department of Health and Human Services has described bromodichloromethane as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen," however no human studies have yet proven this in drinking water. In 2018, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed that drinking water with 0.0006 PPM of BrDiChM is associated with a one-in-a-million lifetime risk of cancer.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Bromodichloromethane is commonly detected in public water systems around the country. It is a well studied disinfection byproduct (DBP) in the trihalomethane (THM) family. THMs like BrDiChM are often formed when chlorine, chloramines or other water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. It was also once used as solvent, medicine (sedative), flame retardant. Absent other confounding variables, THM's can be reduced using most carbon filters and reverse osmosis treatment systems.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Water that smells like chlorine is more likely to have higher bromodichloromethane concentrations.

    LEARN MORE
  • Benzene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.009 PPM
    Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.005 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    The public health goal for benzene was set at 0 because the EPA believes that this level of benzene would incur no health effects in drinking water. Drinking water with benzene is known to cause anemia; decrease in blood platelets; increased risk of cancer and harm to the immune system.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Benzene is commonly found in water near discharge from factories; leaching from gas storage tanks and landfills. It is commonly used as an indicator of other oil and gas related contamination.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Sweet, aromatic gasoline-like smell.

    LEARN MORE
  • Chloroform show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.089 PPM
    Exceeds federal legal limit (MCL) of 0.081 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Long term exposure to high levels of chloroform in drinking water can cause harm to the kidneys, liver, developmental system, and central nervous system. Chloroform may be absorbed into the body through ingestion, inhalation, and through skin contact. Based on animal evidence and limited human evidence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists chloroform as a Group B2 or "probable human carcinogen." To reduce health effects, EPA requires THM levels (including chloroform) to be kept below 0.080 PPM in public drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Chloroform was once used as an anesthetic during surgery, but is now most commonly encountered in much lower concentrations as a byproduct of drinking water disinfection via chlorine. Drinking water, bathing water and pool water are the largest contributors to lifetime chloroform exposure. At least one research study has shown that higher temperature water can increase skin absorption of chloroform when bathing. Chloroform is in the trihalomethane (THM) family of chemicals and is formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in your source water. It has also been used as a solvent and as a reagent in the production of dyes and pesticides and as part of pulp and paper bleaching. Algae can also produce chloroform in the natural environment.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Chloroform has a mildly sweet odor and taste.

    LEARN MORE
  • Bromoform show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0145 PPM
    Exceeds federal goal (MCL-G) of 0 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of bromoform in drinking water may cause an increased risk of cancer.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Bromoform is a disinfection byproduct from the trihalomethane (THM) family. It is commonly formed when chlorine, chloramines or other common water treatment disinfectants react with organic and inorganic matter in water. It was also formerly used as solvent, medicine (sedative), flame retardant.

    LEARN MORE
  • Grains per gallon show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    8.93 Grains
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 7 Grains
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Water hardness (measured at GPG or Hardness) is not a known human health concern in drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Calcium and magnesium ions are commonly present in drinking water in various forms (sulfates, chlorides, carbonates and bicarbonates) which cause water to be hard. Water chemists measure these impurities in parts per million (ppm) and then mathematically convert them to a common unit of hardness called, grains of hardness per gallon of water (gpg).

    TASTE & ODOR
    Elevated water hardness affects pipe maintenance, water taste, and the ability of your water to form soap bubbles (laundry, dish washing, showering etc).

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness (Ca,Mg) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    150.33 PPM
    Exceeds Simplewater's recommendation of 150 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Hardness is mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water, both are essential ions for your health and are not regulated as toxins by the US EPA. Hardness measuring from 0 - 60 PPM is considered "soft"; 60 - 120 PPM is considered "moderately hard"; above 120 is "hard".

    COMMON SOURCES
    Hardness is mostly a measure of the calcium and magnesium levels in your water. Calcium and magnesium typically dissolve into your water from soil and rock that are naturally occurring in the ground.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Hardness is mostly representative of the calcium and magnesium in your water, both are essential ions for your health and are not regulated as toxins by the US EPA. Water hardness may cause scaling and bad tasting tap water. Hardness contributes to white film on glassware and can make soap bubbles difficult to form.
  • Calcium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    50.31 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    No significant health effects are associated with drinking calcium in your water. In fact, calcium is one of many minerals found naturally in water and essential to your health.

    COMMON SOURCES
    As water enters the atmosphere it gets enriched with carbon dioxide (and forms a compound called carbonic acid). Later in the water cycle, that same water seeps into the ground and comes into contact with calcium-rich stone. The carbonic-acid-water extracts calcium from the stone and carries it through your pipes to your tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Calcium has its own taste receptors on your tongue. A high concentration can taste bitter or sour. Some people enjoy the flavor it imparts on their water, but too much of it contributes to hardness and can form scale in your pipes.

    LEARN MORE
  • Strontium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    1.342 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    At high chronic exposure (more than 4 PPM) strontium may affect bone growth and impact children.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Geologic weathering leads to naturally-occurring strontium in the environment. Strontium 90 occurrence may also be linked to nuclear fallout and other anthropogenic sources such as air contamination from milling processes, coal burning, and phosphate fertilizers.

    LEARN MORE
  • Thallium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.00048 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of thallium in drinking water can cause hair loss; changes in blood chemistry; kidney, intestinal, or liver problems

    COMMON SOURCES
    Thallium is a naturally occurring element found in soil, and also a waste product of ore-processing and drug manufacturing facilities, mineral smelters and coal-burning facilities.

    LEARN MORE
  • pH show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    8.4 pH
    A measure of how acidic or basic your water is. A low pH may impart a bitter metallic taste and cause corrosion. High pH water may cause a baking soda-like taste and leave deposits on your fixtures. Unlike most other parameters, pH properly measured on-site is more accurate than pH measured in the lab.
  • Copper show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.262 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.

    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 blue-green stains on fixtures.

    LEARN MORE
  • Hardness (Total) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    152.69 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Total hardness is the sum of all hardness-contributing metals and minerals in your water. Mostly representative of calcium and magnesium, total hardness also includes contributions by barium, copper, zinc, iron, strontium and more. Total hardness is not toxic and not known to affect human health but some of the minor contributing metals that help comprise Total hardness may have health implications.

    COMMON SOURCES
    A minor contribution to the total hardness of water is made by the presence of other polyvalent ions like aluminum, copper, barium, iron, manganese, strontium, and zinc.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Total hardness is the sum of all hardness-contributing metals and minerals in your water. Mostly representative of calcium and magnesium, total hardness also includes contributions by barium, copper, zinc, iron, strontium and more. Water hardness may cause scaling and bad tasting tap water. Hardness contributes to white film on glassware and can make soap bubbles difficult to form.

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  • m,p Xylene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.27 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic ingestion of xylenes in drinking water can cause damage to your liver, kidney, nervous system. Xylenes can also cause issues with balance and coordination.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Xylenes are a by-product of gasoline production and a classic indicator of oil and gas related water contamination. Xylenes are also commonly used in paints, inks, detergents and as a component of many consumer products including pharmaceuticals, solvents, adhesives, polyester fibers and films. It is also used to produce insecticides. They can enter drinking water by contamination from industrial and mechanical wastes.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Xylene is a sweet-smelling, clear solvent

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  • 1,2,4 Trichlorobenzene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    4 PPB
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Data on the effects of TCB on humans is very limited so the US EPA has extrapolated human health impacts like liver and kidney damage from studies on rats.

    COMMON SOURCES
    TCB is used in herbicide production for aquatic weed control among irrigation canals, lakes and ponds. It is also used as a dye carrier and as a solvent in chemical manufacturing.

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  • Antimony show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0008 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of antimony in drinking water may cause gastrointestinal issues–such as vomiting and abdominal pain in humans. Antimony has also been shown to lead to increased blood cholesterol, as well as decreased blood sugar.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Antimony is commonly detected in the waste discharges from petroleum refineries. It is also used in fire retardants, ceramics, electronics and soldering materials.

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  • Fluoride show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.98 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High levels of fluoride in drinking water (>4 PPM) can cause bone disease and dental fluorosis. These concentrations are rarely reached in public water systems and much more likely in private well water. Increasingly, there is controversial research into the health effects of lower concentrations of fluoride added to public drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Fluoride in drinking water is commonly eroded from natural deposits, used as a fertilizer, as well as in aluminum industries. Fluoride is also frequently added to public drinking water as an additive to protect teeth.

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  • Styrene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0004 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Styrene is a possible human carcinogen and has been linked to leukemia, lymphoma, and other stem, blood, and bone marrow cancers. It has also been shown to cause genetic damage and increase the risk of cancer of the esophagus and pancreas. It may cause nervous system effects such as depression, loss of concentration, weakness, fatigue and nausea.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Styrene contaminates water supplies, mainly via industrial waste streams from rubber and plastic factories and leaching from landfills.

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  • Color show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    11 CU
  • Chloroethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.1 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Strong evidence as a human carcinogen.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Chloroethane is a refrigerant, an aerosol propellant and a blowing agent for foam packaging. It is used also a medicine and anesthetic especially for 'dead tooth' diagnosis. Chloroethane is also a chemical intermediate used in the production of thickening agents.

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  • Conductivity show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    210 umhos
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Changes in conductivity likely indicate changes in your water quality, but there are no known human health impacts directly associated with the conductivity of your water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Conductivity is a measure of your water's ability to conduct an electrical current. Though related to the mineral content in your water, it does not give an actual indication of which chemicals are present. If your water’s conductivity is substantially more than twice its hardness, then that may indicate the presence of other ions like nitrate or chloride.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Normally, conductivity is about twice the total hardness of your water.

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  • Aluminum show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.11 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Aluminum in drinking water may potentially be toxic to the nervous system, with possible links to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies linking aluminum to human health remain inconclusive.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Aluminum can come into contact with drinking water sources from natural formations underground or from direct use as a water treatment coagulant or additive. It may also be released by metal refineries and mining operations.

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  • Chromium (Total) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.03 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Total chromium, as sampled in water and the environment, takes two principal forms: trivalent chromium (i.e. chromium III) and hexavalent chromium (i.e. chromium VI). Chromium VI is a potent human carcinogen according to the International Agency for Research on Cancers. It affects the human liver and kidney, and is known to cause circulatory disorders, as well as nerve damage. While chromium III is an essential human nutrient, excess of chromium III can cause illness and skin rash. However, it is not as severe a health concern as chromium VI.

    COMMON SOURCES
    The most common source of total chromium (and chromium VI) in drinking water is from the waste of nearby mining activity, electroplating and pigment factories. Chromium may also enter your water supply during erosion from natural deposits.

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  • Alkalinity (as CaCO3) show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    95 PPM
    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 that resembles baking soda.
  • Lithium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.32 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic oral exposure to high doses of lithium over time can disrupt the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, eventually leading to goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland). Lithium in drinking water has also interestingly been associated with reduced mental illness.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Lithium is a common element in the earth's bedrock. It can also enter your drinking water when there is contamination by leaking batteries, AC units, grease, electric cars, or pharmaceuticals.

    TASTE & ODOR
    There is no taste, odor, or color associated with high levels of lithium in drinking water.

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  • Mercury show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0005 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic mercury ingestion above the US EPA limit of 2 PPB can cause kidney damage. Methyl mercury in particular may be a dangerous neurotoxin, affecting vision, hearing and memory.

    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.

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  • p Isopropyltoluene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0002 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    p Isopropyltoluene (aka Cymene) is a naturally occurring organic compound. The State of Maine has a 70 PPB health standard for Cymene, New Hampshire regulates it at 260 PPB. At low concentrations p Isopropyltoluene is not considered to be toxic to humans. High concentrations can potentially cause diarrhea, drowsiness, headache, nausea.

    COMMON SOURCES
    p Isopropyltoluene is used as a solvent, fragrance agent in other commercial products. It is a constituent of a number of essential oils like cumin and thyme.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Cymene has a mildly pleasant odor and can sometimes be seen floating on top of a glass of water (oily).

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  • Bromomethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    2 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Not a lot is known about Bromomethane in drinking water but it is associated with the gastrointestinal system and may be suspected of reproductive toxicity.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Used in industrial processes, BrMe is a methylating agent and a solvent for extracting oil from seeds and wool. Formerly it was used as fumigant and soil sterility until it was phased out of use in the US in 2005.

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  • Magnesium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    6 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    There are no known direct human health impacts from magnesium in your water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Magnesium is a key component of water hardness and is found naturally occurring in many rocks and minerals. Erosion eventually washes it into water sources. Sudden increases in magnesium levels could be due to increased oil and gas activity nearby a well.

    TASTE & ODOR
    While magnesium can make your water taste better, too much of it can contribute to hard water and form scale in your pipes.

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  • Tin show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    2 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Tin does not have known carcinogenic effects at the levels found in drinking water, however it may lead to gastrointestinal issues if high levels are consumed over time.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Tin is used in plumbing solder and as a corrosion inhibitor.

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  • Total Dissolved Solids show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    112 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    TDS is a general characteristic of water and does not itself have known health effects. However, the particulate materials that can cause high TDS may be harmful to human health.

    COMMON SOURCES
    As water travels over the land surface and through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals. TDS is a measure of all those dissolved particles in your water. It is a general characteristic of water rather than a specific chemical.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Water containing high TDS will often smell bad and taste bitter, salty or metallic

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  • 1,1 Dichloroethane show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.0005 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Carcinogenic and can cause skin irritation; central nervous system depression; liver, kidney, lung damage

    COMMON SOURCES
    11DHL is primarily used as a solvent or a feedstock in chemical synthesis. It is also used a fumigant in insecticide sprays, in cementing rubber and for the extraction of temperature-sensitive substances.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Colorless, oily liquid with a chloroform-like odor.

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  • Isopropylbenzene show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.04 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    May cause cancer in human beings.

    COMMON SOURCES
    IsoP is toxin formed during the production of cumene hydroperoxide.

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  • Manganese show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    0.005 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    Chronic exposure to high concentrations of manganese (exposure over many years) has been associated with toxicity to the nervous system. Children and infants in particular are at risk of neurological damage if exposed to high levels of manganese in tap water (above 0.1 PPM). Adults are more tolerant and studies show long term exposure to manganese in water is considered safe below 0.3 PPM.

    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
    Above 0.050 PPM you may notice a metallic taste, brownish-black or brownish-red color on toilets, shower curtains and sinks. Levels of manganese above 0.02 PPM may stain clothing.

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  • Sodium show more
    YOUR MEASUREMENT
    7 PPM
    HEALTH EFFECTS
    High sodium levels can lead to increased blood pressure and hypertension but sodium is not often found at toxic levels in drinking water.

    COMMON SOURCES
    Sodium is commonly detected and tasted in drinking water. Saline intrusion, mineral deposits, seawater spray, sewage effluents, and road salts used in de-icing can all contribute significantly to sodium levels in drinking water. In addition, water-treatment chemicals and water softeners can cause high sodium levels at the tap.

    TASTE & ODOR
    Sodium produces a salty taste in drinking water that can be detected (depending on someone's age) between 30 and 460 ppm.

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  • 1,1,1,2 Tetrachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,1 Trichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1,2 Trichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,1 Dichloropropene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,3 Trichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,3 Trichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2,4 Trimethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichloroethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,2 Dichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3,5 Trimethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,3 Dichloropropane learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • 1,4 Dichlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 2,2 Dichloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • 2 Hexanone show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Arsenic show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Barium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Beryllium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Boron show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Bromochloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Carbon Tetrachloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Cerium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorobenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorotoluene 2 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Chlorotoluene 4 show more Tested, Not Detected
  • cis 1,2 Dichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Cobalt show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromochloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromochloropropane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dibromomethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Dichloromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Ethylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Ethylene dibromide show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Hexachlorobutadiene learn more Tested, Not Detected
  • Iron show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Lead show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Molybdenum show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Naphthalene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • n Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Nickel show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Nitrate (as N) show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Nitrite (as N) show more Tested, Not Detected
  • n Propylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Odor show more Tested, Not Detected
  • o Xylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Phosphorous show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Potassium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • sec Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Selenium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Silver show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Sulfate show more Tested, Not Detected
  • tert Butylbenzene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Tetrachloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Titanium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Toluene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • trans 1,3 Dichloropropene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Trichloroethylene show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Trichlorofluoromethane show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Uranium show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Vinyl Chloride show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Zinc show more Tested, Not Detected
  • Langelier Saturation Index show more Some Faint Coating (0.78)

Understanding your Tap Score

First time reading a Tap Score Report? This section explains what all the bars and colors mean.

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.

  • GOOD - You're In The Clear
    If your result is to the left of the middle line it means we detected this contaminant but at a concentration that is not known to cause health problems for healthy adults.

  • ELEVATED - Approximate Risk Factor < 1 in 100,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level is not immediately concerning but is worthwhile monitoring since concentrations may vary over time and there may be a small long term health risk.

  • MODERATE - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 100,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level over several years is thought to pose a moderate health risk. If you drink this water frequently it's worth considering treatment.

  • HIGH - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 10,000
    Drinking water contaminated at this level over several years is thought to pose a significant health risk that should not be ignored. We do not recommend drinking this water without treatment.

  • VERY HIGH - Approximate Risk Factor > 1 in 1,000
    Drinking water water contaminated at this level is thought to pose a high risk to your health. If possible, other water sources should be used or appropriate water treatment should be installed.

  • What do diagonal lines mean?
    Simply, they mean that any concentration of this contaminant is potentially harmful.

Recommended treatment solutions for your address

Tap Score's treatment recommendations are unbiased and designed to help you reduce and remediate your contamination risks in an informed manner. If you have any questions, we're here to help.

Point of Entry Systems

Laboratory testing detected Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, and Chloroform in your sample. Some of these contaminants may affect your health in the shower or bath, etc. Therefore, Tap Score has matched your water quality results with the following whole-home treatment products to safely reduce your risks across all faucets and water-related appliances on your property.

Matching (VOC only): Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Chloroform

Crystal Clear Supply Whole House Water Filter Carbon Block 10" Big Blue

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X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Bromoform ; Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform

Purchase Cost: $49
Expected Yearly Cost: $3
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Carbon Block
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (3 gpm)

Home Master 2 Stage Water Filtration System with Multi Gradient Sediment and KDF85/Catalytic Carbon (HMF2SMGCC)

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X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

Purchase Cost: $372
Expected Yearly Cost: $156
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Copper Zinc Water Filtration Catalytic Carbon
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (2 gpm)

Aquasana Rhino EQ-600 Whole House Water Filter (Base Model)

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X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

Purchase Cost: $522
Expected Yearly Cost: $236
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Copper Zinc Water Filtration
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (7 gpm)

US Water Systems Fusion Whole House Backwashing Granular Activated Carbon Filter

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X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Bromoform ; Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform

Purchase Cost: $1,825
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter
CAPACITY High Flow Rate (2 gpm)

US Water American Revolution Whole House Reverse Osmosis (Base Model)

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X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

Purchase Cost: $9,278
Expected Yearly Cost: $426
FEATURES Installation / Type Point of Entry Maintenance Indicator Capacity Monitor (total treated)
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Reverse Osmosis
CAPACITY Large Storage (250 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)
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Matching (JIC): Cadmium

Cadmium is primarily a risk in your drinking water (not in the shower, etc.) but you have the option of remediating it at the whole-home level if you want to reduce its concentration across many faucets (assuming the source is not within your home). We've matched products that will extend treatment to this contaminant at the whole-home level.

Before installing whole-home treatment for contaminants that may come from a home's piping or fixtures, the source of the contaminant should be confirmed.

[NO PRODUCTS MATCHED]

Water Softeners

According to the lab's analysis, your water sample is somewhat hard (~9 grains per gallon). While this degree of hardness should not cause serious plumbing problems, you may still want to consider a whole-home water softener to improve the life of your pipes, fixtures, appliances and clothing. Your hair, skin, and palate may also be sensitive to water hardness.

Showing softeners intended for your level of hardness and a household of     people.
Recommended softener capacity minimum: 0 grains.

Matching: Calcium, Strontium,
Showing softeners intended for your level of hardness and a household of     people.
Recommended softener capacity minimum: 0 grains

Point of Use Systems

Cadmium poses a potential health risk when ingested with your drinking water (though it is not usually a concern in the shower, for example). The following Point of Use water treatment products have been matched to treat this contaminant.

Matching: Cadmium

iSpring RCC7

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Arsenic (pentavalent) Reduction (< 50 ppb) ; Barium Reduction ; Cadmium Reduction ; Chromium (Hexavalent) Reduction ; Copper Reduction ; Fluoride Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Selenium Reduction ; TDS Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Cadmium - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Bromoform ; Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform

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

Aquasana OptimH2O Reverse Osmosis + Claryum

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Arsenic (pentavalent) Reduction (< 300 ppb) ; Asbestos Reduction ; Barium Reduction ; Cadmium Reduction ; Chromium (hexavalent) Reduction ; Copper Reduction ; Fluoride Reduction ; Ibuprofen Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Mercury Reduction ; MTBE Reduction ; Naproxen Reduction ; Nitrate/Nitrite Reduction ; Nonylphenol Reduction ; PFOA Reduction ; PFOS Reduction ; Selenium Reduction ; Styrene Reduction ; TDS Reduction ; Turbidity Reduction ; VOC Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

Purchase Cost: $249
Expected Yearly Cost: $220
FEATURES Installation / Type Under-Sink
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Reverse Osmosis
CAPACITY Medium Storage (3.2 gal) Medium Flow Rate (0.5 gpm)

ZeroWater 6-Cup Pitcher

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Chromium (Hexavalent) Reduction ; Lead Reduction ; Mercury Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

Purchase Cost: $26
Expected Yearly Cost: $90
FEATURES Installation / Type Pour Through
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Ion Exchange
CAPACITY Small Storage (0.375 gal)

Berkey Water Filters Big Berkey

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VOC Reduction X

These are treatment assumptions based on our understanding of the technologies used by this product, manufacturer claims, and the surrogate testing preformed by a certification agency. Not all products become certified for everything they are capable of reducing. X

X

CERTIFIED TO REDUCE

Bromoform ; Bromodichloromethane ; Chloroform - VIEW ALL

LIKELY TO REDUCE *

Cadmium

Purchase Cost: $293
Expected Yearly Cost: $68
FEATURES Installation / Type Counter-Top
TECHNOLOGIES Activated Carbon Filter Activated Alumina
CAPACITY Medium Storage (2.25 gal) Low Flow Rate (0.017 gpm)
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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.

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      Total chromium is the sum of three forms of chromium. Chrome-0, chrome-3 and chrome-6. Hexavalent chromium (Chrome-6) is the most poisonous form of total chromium found in drinking water. Since you have high levels of total chromium in your water sample, you might want to do a followup test to figure out how much of your total chromium is hexavalent chromium. LEARN MORE

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    Disinfection Byproducts: The Adverse Effects of Water Chlorination

    Chlorine remains the chemical-of-choice for water disinfection within the United States due to its cost-effectiveness. However, it is widely understood that chlorination may result in some unintended consequences.

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Local water quality

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East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004

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