The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a 2011 report shared recently on Facebook (thanks, Kelli), naming Omaha #7 among the top 10 worst US cities for water quality. Gosh, M.U.D., where’s all that rate hike going?“7. Omaha (Metropolitan Utilities District) The land-locked city of Omaha gets its water from the Missouri and Platte Rivers, as well as from groundwater. Of the 148 chemicals tested for in Omaha, 42 were detected in some amount, 20 of which were above health guidelines, and four of those were detected in illegal amounts. These were atrazine, trihalomethanes, nitrate and nitrite, and manganese. Atrazine is an herbicide that has been shown to cause birth defects. Nitrate is found in fertilizer, and nitrite is used for curing meat. Manganese was detected at 40 times the legal limit during one month of testing.”
I hate to say it (no, I don’t), but I told you so. Not only does it taste funny, it is funny, and I don’t mean ha ha funny.
The only solution I see is home filtration. Only an ion exchange filtration system will rid us of the most yuck.
Do you have a home filtration system? What kind, and do you love it?