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A scientist who was part of an Environmental Protection Agency taskforce disclosed documents to The Guardian which shows how water boards are distorting tests to make their water appear safer, a practice confirmed by an anonymous source:
The controversial approach to water testing is so widespread that it occurs in “every major US city east of the Mississippi” according to an anonymous source with extensive knowledge of the lead and copper regulations. “By word of mouth, this has become the thing to do in the water industry. The logical conclusion is that millions of people’s drinking water is potentially unsafe,” he said.
Specific cities named included Detroit and Philadelphia, and the entire state of Rhode Island.
It's a good thing this country spent it's most productive decades financing the elite's wars instead of investing in our infrastructure.
The water crisis in Flint, Mich., may lead residents to question water quality in the Tampa Bay region. The water quality issues in Flint are due to corrosion – when the pH and alkalinity of water is not balanced. Corrosive water dissolves lead and other harmful agents in pipelines and fixtures.
Tampa Bay Water has been treating water to minimize corrosiveness since 2002, the year the agency first introduced river water into the regional water supply system. The agency’s tailored corrosion control process is specifically designed to protect the public’s drinking water.
The regional supplier adjusts alkalinity and pH in its treatment plant before the water is distributed, and monitors water quality at numerous points throughout the supply system.
“If it doesn’t meet our high water quality standards, it doesn’t leave the plant,” said Christine Owen, Tampa Bay Water’s regulatory compliance senior manager.
Tampa Bay Water uses a multi-barrier approach to treating water, which makes water progressively cleaner:
Color and contaminants are removed through a process called coagulation. Ferric sulfate, the coagulant, makes color and contaminants stick to it and settle out of the water.
Water is disinfected with ozone, the most powerful disinfectant in water treatment. It kills harmful micro-organisms.
Water is filtered to remove particles, disinfected again with chlorine, and pH and alkalinity are adjusted to make sure the water is stable and not corrosive.
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.4 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water member governments include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. Tampabaywater.org
originally posted by: JacKatMtn
While the source article is based on a claim by a former employee, I don't doubt that the claims are possible...
Why wouldn't a group of concerned citizens grab the EPA water testing procedures, and go forth and conduct their own tests on their paid for community supplied water?
They could document the collection, the sealing of the samples, and follow the sample from source to final test analysis, and post the findings on YT...
That would provide evidence, that we all know we aren't going to get from the authorities...
Start a "go fundme" under the title "Is my water safe" title and gather the funds needed to accomplish this quest for the facts?