Waterborne contaminants

Waterborne contaminants

The water entering your home may look, smell, and taste normal, but it may contain various waterborne contaminants. Bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and harmful minerals can enter your water supply when not properly treated.

Some common waterborne contaminants include:

  • Acidity (low pH)
  • Aluminium
  • Ammonia
  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Chloramine
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Fluoride
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • Perchlorate
  • Radium
  • Selenium
  • Silver
  • Uranium
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses

Even if you cannot see, taste, or smell the contaminants, there are resources available to help you detect and treat the issues.

For more detailed information please visit the www.wqa.org

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