Water Quality Information

  • What are Nitrates and Nitrites?

    Nitrates and Nitrites are simply chemical compounds containg Nitrogen and Oxygen. To be more specific, a Nitra...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What are Particulates?

    The term "Particulates" refers to particles of rust, dirt, sand, and sediment found in drinking water. Water t...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is pH?

    pH is a measure of how acidic a liquid is. A liquid with a low pH is very acidic, while a high pH indicates al...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is Sediment?

    Sediment is nothing more than dirt and rocks that settle on the bottom of lakes, rivers, and streams. Dredging...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is Simazine?

    Simazine is a pre-emergent herbicide used to control broad-leaf and grassy weeds on crops like corn, asparagus...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is Tetrachloroethylene?

    Tetrachloroethylene is a chemical compound used mainly in aerosol dry-cleaning products and metal degreasers, ...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is Toxaphene?

    Toxaphene is an insecticide used on cotton, vegetables, livestock, and poultry. In the past, it was also used ...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is Turbidity?

    Turbidity is a measure of how clear the water is. Water with a lot of suspended solids, appears murky, and has...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What is TTHM (Total TriHaloMethanes)?

    Trihalomethanes (TTHM or THM) are the by-products of the water disinfection process. Typically, disinfectants ...

    Sep 20, 2011 05:32PM CDT
  • What are VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)?

    VOCs include chemicals that are both man-made and naturally occurring. The VOCs we're most likely to be expose...

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