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Tigris 05-22-2012 02:21 PM

Water Report
 
What info am I looking for when I look at the water report for my area?

Termato 05-22-2012 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigris (Post 1091467)
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.

Tigris 05-22-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Termato (Post 1091472)
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?

Byron 05-22-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tigris (Post 1091527)
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?

Tigris 05-22-2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 1091597)
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

Quantum 05-22-2012 09:16 PM

have a link to the report?

Tigris 05-22-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quantum (Post 1092107)
have a link to the report?

http://documents.publicworks.houston...eport_2006.pdf

Quantum 05-22-2012 10:42 PM

would've thought benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene would have been higher, but yeah, that report is not very helpful regarding fish keeping

Termato 05-23-2012 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quantum (Post 1092240)
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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