What are nutrient or chemical contaminates?
After construction is complete, a sample for nutrient content will be sent to the State Lab for analysis. The nutrients screened include: pH, arsenic, lead, manganese, copper, zinc, calcium, magnesium, hardness, alkalinity, nitrates, nitrites, chloride, and fluoride.

Many of these contaminants are not hazardous to human health in low doses. Knowing the nutrient content that occurs naturally in your water can help when deciding whether or not water treatment is necessary, and if so, what water treatment equipment best suits your needs. Knowing what nutrients are found in your water can also help you and your medical care provider determine whether or not supplements to your diet are needed. If a hazardous contaminant, such as lead or arsenic, is found at levels unsafe for human consumption, the state may be consulted.

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