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post #1 of 9 Old 05-22-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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What info am I looking for when I look at the water report for my area?
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-22-2012, 03:25 PM
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What info am I looking for when I look at the water report for my area?
Most Important:

General Hardness | gH

Carbon Hardness | kH

pH Level

Nitrate Level

Ammonia Level

Nitrite Level

Less important although important...ofc.

Phosphorus Level

Any Heavy Metals.

Any toxic chemicals in the water.
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Most Important:

General Hardness | gH

Carbon Hardness | kH

pH Level

Nitrate Level

Ammonia Level

Nitrite Level

Less important although important...ofc.

Phosphorus Level

Any Heavy Metals.

Any toxic chemicals in the water.
On the report it has MCLG, MCL, Min, Avg, and Max...should I only worry about the avg?
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On the report it has MCLG, MCL, Min, Avg, and Max...should I only worry about the avg?
Depends upon the substance. If something is fluctuating, it may help to know that. What does MCLG and MCL mean?

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Depends upon the substance. If something is fluctuating, it may help to know that. What does MCLG and MCL mean?
MCL- Maximum Level Contaminate
MCLG- Maximum Level Contaminate Goal....


For some reason it doesn't tell me the pH, kH, or gH
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-22-2012, 10:16 PM
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have a link to the report?
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have a link to the report?
http://documents.publicworks.houston...eport_2006.pdf
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would've thought benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene would have been higher, but yeah, that report is not very helpful regarding fish keeping
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would've thought benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene would have been higher, but yeah, that report is not very helpful regarding fish keeping
Yeah that is what my city gives too. Not so helpful.

A better report is the paper one they send out yearly. That has this information. You can always call the water company and ask them.
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