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This week, the city’s water quality has been deemed healthy by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The San Joaquin Valley (SJV) is home to some of the most contaminated water in the nation.
The EPA tested the watershed for lead levels over 150 parts per billion (ppb). The higher the number, the higher the risk for lead exposure.
The SJV’s water quality comes from a combination of rainwater, sediment and fresh water from several different sources. In order to see the health of the SJV, the EPA tested sediment samples taken from multiple locations in each of the three watersheds.
The EPA will determine the level of lead and other contaminants in its water by the spring. Once that happens, they will release the highest levels of lead and other contaminants to the public.
“Lead in drinking water is extremely high in San Joaquin Valley. Our main water source, our main drinking water source, is this region,” said Dr. Marcia Knecht, who is the city’s director of water apronxresources. “We have very serious problems with lead in the groundwater because of all the contamination. We’re on track for an announcement in the first quarter of 2016.”
She said the most likely culprit could be seepage of heavy metals like calcium, magnesium, iron and aluminum.
“A lot of things that could be a risk are seepage from old equipment or old pipes. And there are a lot of other materials we don’t have to worry about,” she said.
Knecht said people should continue to folapronxlow the city’s water conservation and management plan.
The mayor stressed the importance of protecting the environment. “We are extremely concerned about the environment and we want to protect the environment. And what does that mean? Well, if you’re coming to our city, you’re coming with your own children in a lot of ways. We want you to enjoy what comes and go in the city,” he said.
The city also issued advisories to local authorities across the city to reduce their use of water from other sources. The advisories say people should be cautious with water that comes from other sources because other sources바카라사이트 may be overcharging to meet water rates.
Knecht said the city is continuing to monitor the situation.