Sunday, January 14, 2018

Water Reports and other water issues

Water test results for 2016 and 2017 for the well at Station 45 in Wonder Valley. The highlighted portions indicate chemicals in the water over state standards, including : bicarbonate, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, boron, chromium, magnesium, calcium, arsenic, potassium, and sodium.

Please read the Center for Disease Control | Rural Water Supplies and Water-Quality Issues
15% of people living in the U.S. are not served by approved public water systems.

California Drops Tough Chromium-6 Standard, Sara Jerome, August 16, 2017
The standard was dropped because the state "failed to properly consider the economic feasibility of complying."
Please realize that the decision was based on costs, and not what was best for the health of the people. if we do not know the health effects of chromium at these lower levels we may be arguing against our own best interests. Anecdotal information, as in, "I've consumed this water for 40 years and I'm fine," are not scientific and do not adequately address the health issues associated with our water. People who died early, perhaps due to water issues, are not here to tell their side of the story.

Homestead / Recreational Cabin FAQ, from Land Use Services
addresses issues around wells and hauling water.