Water Quality Report
ARIZONA WATER COMPANY
If you live in Sedona, AZ, you will be served by a private water company. See our related post. Knowing and understanding the potential health affects of Sedona’s drinking and bathing water should be investigated prior to purchasing property in Arizona, particularly if you are purchasing a property that has a well or if you are planning to drill a well. Water quality is important.
Here is a report concerning the new Arizona Water Company surcharge and its relevance to new arsenic standards.
Arsenic levels in the US.
EPA’s Arsenic Information: Click here.
EPA’s drinking water quality standards:
Removal of arsenic: ”
Click here for the Coconino Water Quality Report (including Sedona) which rates Sedona 6 out of 10. Many options are available to improve your water quality and remove arsenic and we have listed but a few resources in this post. A starting place. Before you purchase, do your independent research.
FYI. If you have a septic system or an alternative waste system, check with experts on what affect the filtration system might have on the waste facility. Depending on who you talk to or which side of the issue you read, there will be many varied opinions. One thing that does seem to be common: raising the salt water discharge into the waste system may upset the ph level necessary for the bacteria do do their job. Ask an expert.
WATER QUALITY MATTERS
From the Arizona Department of Health Services comes this brochure on arsenic in Arizona. Click here.
From the University of Arizona comes this water quality warning (especially if you are going to own or drill a well):
- Determine if you have an Arsenic problem
- Research the technology….will it handle your Arsenic problem?
- Contact a responsible, ethical vendor/provider and discuss your needs.
- Get an estimate of costs……water chemistry testing by vendor,
- installation, routine periodic maintenance and monitoring……..in writing.
- Periodically have your treated water “product” tested by an independent,
- certified lab to be sure your technology does what it claims to do
- Test your well water regularly….including Arsenic
- Determine the level of Arsenic contamination and what is your exposure level to Arsenic.
- If you are experiencing any health problems which could be caused by excessive exposure to Arsenic…. consult your family physician or Arizona Department of Health Services.
- If your well water Arsenic tests exceed 10ppb, stop drinking it…move to a safer source of water for drinking and cooking while you come up with a plan
The full report: click here.
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