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How to find out whats in your water

Look what we found in San Diego drinking water…

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San Diego: #7 Worst drinking water quality nationwide


When it comes to drinking water quality, what you don’t know can hurt you. This report shows you how to get your local water quality report and how to understand what’s in it. Your local water authority files an annual report with the EPA that lists the toxins found in your drinking water.



What’s in your water?

Your cities’ annual EPA water quality report will tell you which contaminants were found in your water, and how much of each contaminant was found. The report will warn you if any toxins were found that were in excess of EPA limits.

You would be amazed at what is in your water. For example, the local water quality report for San Diego – the home of Life Ionizers® – reveals a toxic stew of pollutants:

  • 27 Total Contaminants – Everything from hard water to radioactive Radium 226!
  • 3 Agricultural Pollutants – Fertilizers including nitrates which cause breathing problems in infants
  • 8 Urban Runoff Pollutants – Included carcinogens like MTBE and poisons like arsenic
  • 21 Industrial Pollutants – Lead, radium 226, radium 228, and more!
  • 5 Water treatment byproducts – Toxins that result from water chlorination such as chloroform.
  • 4 Unregulated Contaminants – Toxins that the EPA hasn’t yet established limits for like Bromide

The list above adds up to more than 27 because some toxins such appear in more than one category listed in the report.  The contaminants listed in your water quality report are measured by parts per billion, which is the ration of pollutants to water found in each gallon of your tap water.

The health based limits included in our analysis of your water include enforceable drinking water limits (called Maximum Contaminant Limits, or MCLs) which are set by the EPA. We also include governmental non-enforceable health guidelines, called Maximum Contaminant Limit Goals(MCLGs). These include lifetime health advisory levels, one-day and ten-day advisory levels are intended to protect children.

How to get a free water quality report

Get a free copy of your local municipal water quality report from Life Ionizers®. Once you know what’s in your water, you can use the information to find filters that are designed to be effective for making your water safe.

The best way to make sure you get the right kind of filtration for your water is to consult with an expert. Life Ionizers® has water quality experts on staff that will explain your options, and help you select the best filters possible for your water quality and budget. As you can see from the San Diego water quality sample report used for this article, there are a lot of contaminants in tap water, and that can make finding the right filters difficult.

Find out what’s in your water today with a free water quality report from Life Ionizers®. Then call our water filtration experts at (888) 888-6889 to find out how to make your water safe.

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