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UncleSamsPuppet
06-10-2008, 07:32 AM
http://www.fortworthgov.org/uploadedFiles/Water/2006%20Final%20WQR%20English.pdf

Some of this stuff is really scary :eek:

Like the stuff they're putting into the water isn't regulated by the EPA, etc.

I'm working on getting the most up to date report (if there is a newer one).

spxsk
06-10-2008, 07:52 AM
I don't know when the last time anyone ran a set of tests on their tap water, but with summer heat and evaporation starting it is well worth your time and the few drops or sticks if you use tap water for WC.

I learned from running these tests a few years ago that my street was the dead end side of a water main and that our water was so full of contaminates (read things we test for) from not being flushed that the city came in and put a flush valve at the end of the line. Now, they do not use it like they should, but if someone wanted to get in their white truck and come play in the water on a hot day they could. I also found the water chemistry to be fairly different from that I found in the winter.

Just FYI

fatfutures
06-10-2008, 08:00 AM
Yes, assuming that your tap water stays consistant year round is a big mistake! I know that my water quality fluctuates quite a bit! High (for tap water) ammonia and nitrites during the summer. I've also just noticed that my TDS fluctuate quite a bit. Back in February I checked my TDS and came up with a reading of 350. Did it yesterday and it read 220! Perhaps that is because even though it's cooler in the winter, our water usage is less, the water "sits" and has a chance to evap more than in the summer? Concentrating the TDS? Just guessing...

Something else that I wonder about... recent reports of medications etc showing up in our drinking water! How might that be affecting our fish?

UncleSamsPuppet
06-10-2008, 08:04 AM
Well depends on the source for the TDS (i'm not even sure what that stands for :D).

Depends on which medications it is :D. If it's Viagra, then that would explain my gouramis breeding every 2 weeks like clock work. If it's Valium or Ritalin then that might explain why my catfish just sits around and does nothing all day long.

kewlkatdady
06-10-2008, 08:07 AM
Id rather not know...I've been drinking it my whole life... I'm not going to stop so I rather not know.

greeneyed
06-10-2008, 08:10 AM
Total Disolved Solids?
I think she is referring to the Arlington water:http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-arlwater_10met.ART.State.Edition1.45ea956.html

fatfutures
06-10-2008, 08:11 AM
Well depends on the source for the TDS (i'm not even sure what that stands for :D).

Depends on which medications it is :D. If it's Viagra, then that would explain my gouramis breeding every 2 weeks like clock work. If it's Valium or Ritalin then that might explain why my catfish just sits around and does nothing all day long.


Smartass!

Give you a chance to go all brainiac on us and you pass! Hmmph!

LOL

TDS = Total Disolved Solids. For the reason SPXSK listed above, you would this the TDS wold be higher due to summer evap. But, I am getting the opposite results. The only thing I can think of is higher water usage. (shrug) I dunno.

I said that I tested my tap and got a reading of 220. Then I tested my Discus tank that had a 75% wc 36 hours previously and it read 230. Then I tested my 10 gallon planted... well over 550! That's some CHEWY water! LOL. I never change water in that tank, just keep topping it off.

fatfutures added 1 Minutes and 46 Seconds later...


Total Disolved Solids?
I think she is referring to the Arlington water:http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-arlwater_10met.ART.State.Edition1.45ea956.html


Actually, many cities have this problem... it's just that not all of them are releasing the test results.

UncleSamsPuppet
06-10-2008, 08:18 AM
Sad part... the water report I was just reading had TDS spelled out for me :baghead:.

I'm not exactly sure what governs the TDS. Maybe they filter and treat the water more in the summer due to more microbes. I dunno either.

fatfutures
06-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Sad part... the water report I was just reading had TDS spelled out for me :baghead:.



S'ok Andrew.... its early. ;)

Kathy
06-10-2008, 08:46 AM
Looks like 2006 is the (not so) current report posted on the Fort Worth Water Dept. website (http://www.fortworthgov.org/water/info/default.aspx?id=10542&ekmensel=c1987b5b_1306_2292_10542_1)

I talked to the head of the lab dept. there about a year ago when I was trying to determine the amount of ammonia in our tap so I could figure out how much Chloram-X to use. I inquired about the delay in posting current reports and she said by law they have 1 year to post the report. I think it's usually posted mid summer so there should be a 2007 report posted soon. Usually they mail out a copy in our water bill.

Kathy added 4 Minutes and 51 Seconds later...


Sad part... the water report I was just reading had TDS spelled out for me :baghead:.

I'm not exactly sure what governs the TDS. Maybe they filter and treat the water more in the summer due to more microbes. I dunno either.

TDS is sort of a reflection of the mineral content of the water. It's a measure of inorganic solids such as calcium, manganese, and sodium.

kSpieler
06-10-2008, 12:03 PM
Id rather not know...I've been drinking it my whole life... I'm not going to stop so I rather not know.

I'm kinda on the same page as KKD. I know I should be more concerned, but I'm usually doing good to remember to put Prime in the water before it goes in the tank :spank: yeah, I'm bad...