Dallas water report issue
I just moved to Texas, so I need to find out what the water is in my area (Addison, north end of Dallas). I remember what a pain it was to get my water report in Kansas, and now I'm having even more trouble trying to get a report here. I found this after about 40 minutes of googling http://www.addisontx.gov/REPOSITORY/unmanaged_content/reports/Public%20Works%20Department/Public%20Works/TX_Addison_WebReady.pdf, but that doesn't help since it didn't mention calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, sodium, chloride, or sulfate levels. Does anyone know more or less what levels are in the North Dallas area?
Secondary And Other Constituents Not Regulated
Substance Range Highest Average
Sample Point MCL Possible Source
Bicarbonate (ppm) (2011) 73 – 120 120 Not regulated Corrosion of carbonate rocks such as limestone
Calcium (ppm) (2011) 32 – 54 54 Not regulated Abundant naturally occurring element
Chloride (ppm) (2011) 25 – 33 33 300 Abundant naturally occurring element
Iron (ppm) (2011) <0.05-0.07 <0.07 0.3 Erosion of natural deposits
Magnesium (ppm) (2011) 3.9 – 4.3 4.3 Not regulated Abundant naturally occurring element
Manganese (ppm) (2011) <0.001 – 0.002 0.002 0.05 Abundant naturally occurring element
Nickel (ppm) (2011) 0.03 – 0.05 0.05 Not regulated Erosion of natural deposits
pH (units) (2011) 7.6 – 7.9 7.9 >7.0 Measure of corrosively of water
Sodium (ppm) (2011) 29 - 39 39 Not regulated Mineral
Sulfate (ppm) (2011) 65 - 68 68 300 Mineral
Total Alkalinity as CaCO3 (ppm) (2011) 63 -104 104 Not regulated Naturally occurring soluble mineral salts
Total Dissolved Solids (ppm) (2011) 249 -263 263 1000 Total dissolved mineral constituents in water
Total Hardness a CaCO3 (ppm) (2011) 95 -153 153 Not regulated Naturally occurring calcium
Zinc (ppm) (2011) <0.01 – 0.01 0.01 5 Moderately abundant naturally occurring element used in the
This is for Richardson, but it should be in the ballpark for Addison. It’s a different system, but it’s all surface water.
A filter is a must.They have nasty algae blooms most of the year. You will need it for tea and coffee as well as cooking in general.
I don’t know about the disinfection, but I’m guessing it’s chloramine. !/4 campden tablet for five gallons.
Welcome to Big D.
For a more up to date report for Richardson (monthly), check the Wylie report here:
@IslandBoy85 - this may not be much help to you as Addison doesn't get its water from the NTMWD.
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