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Common Tap Water Pollutants That Public Water Systems in Petaluma Must Check For

Common Tap Water Pollutants That Public Water Systems in Petaluma Must Check For

The vast majority of the public has concerns about the safety of drinking tap water, as recent headline news focus on the quality of drinking water in certain places in the country. However, the Safe Drinking Water Act is a federal law that enforces a specific set of standards for drinking water in the entire nation. These standards must be followed at all times and Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. specializes in helping public water systems in Petaluma, and other locations follow these strict national standards.

Here are just a few of the most common tap water pollutants that public water systems must face on a regular basis.

Disinfection By-products
Some forms of disinfection, most notably chlorine, can create disinfection by products as a reaction of the chlorine with organics in the water. Public water systems must routinely monitor the levels of disinfection by products in the water and make sure they are within the limits set by the EPA as they are known carcinogens.

Nitrates
Nitrates can make their way into ground and drinking water system through agricultural uses of fertilizer and animal waste runoff. High nitrogen levels be deadly to infants as the nitrogen can displace oxygen in the bloodstream. This is commonly referred to as “blue baby syndrome”. However, you can avoid this dire scenario by commonly testing your water supply and using Weeks Drilling & Pump Co., as we have California state certified operators and staff to ensure that you have access to the best quality water available.

Arsenic
Arsenic is another common chemical in the soil that reaches the water system due to natural runoff. Chronic exposure to Arsenic can lead to cancer or thickening of the skin on your palms in high concentrations. Our state certified professionals operating public water systems in Petaluma will ensure that your water is safe from these deadly chemicals through state-of-the-art testing equipment.

At Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. we specialize in ensuring that your water system is safe from these wide varieties of pollutants. Our California state certified operators are highly trained and will ensure that your public water system provides safe and clean drinking water. Weeks Drilling & Pump Co. has been in business since 1906, and it is our mission to deliver the best drinking water available. If you wish to learn more about our wide range of services, feel free to reach out to us at any time for additional information.