Wow! In big, gigantic text, my water company says ‘Our drinking water meets or exceeds all federal (EPA) drinking water requirements’. These sources include, in the study, tap and BOTTLED water!, rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. The water in the city comes from one source, a surface water source – Lake Belton.

In the report, there are 4 unregulated contaminants – Chloroform, Bromoform, Bromaodichloromethane, and Dibromochloromethane. According to the report, these and other contaminants are sourced byproducts of drinking water disinfection.

First of all, we’re going through a screaming drought, with extreme heat lasting months longer than usual, and these reports are for 2010, so, I’m interested in seeing what next year’s figures will look like.

I’m very grateful for abundant Lake Belton, and the clean water I have when so many others have no access to safe, healthy water.