@JTheH, yeah, there is definitely run-off into the aquifer, but I’m also sure it’s a lot of contaminates. They don’t even add fluoride to the water here. Ugh.
@tlkbear, true, I could ask the city; however, I don’t really trust them to be honest. I’d rather send it out to a private lab. The odd thing is, while high in ppm, and definitely full of who knows what, the water pH is only 7.2.
I’ve heard others complain about the water, and apparently, the water supply exists where the old high school used to be, back when the county was primarily agricultural orange groves and strawberries. I’m told it was not developed into residential areas until the early 90’s. Before then, it was just pass-through to get to the beaches.
Some of the cities are worse than others. The bad part with mine is that it is that the land, if you can call it that, is primarily surrounded by water. Also, the water temperature most of the year is around 83 - 86 degrees, with the lowest temp in February, when the water temp can drop to the high 60’s. It’s a breeding ground for bacteria and other fun stuff. (We’re in the middle of a three day “cold front”, atm, where the outside temp has dropped into the 70’s. By Tuesday, it will be back into the mid 80’s, with 90% humidity. Not fun.)
@tlkbear, on your water, while I would defer to the others, I’ve heard that one reason pH rises is due to evaporation of water, while nutrients and particulates remain behind. There was an interesting thread on 420 Magazine. I’ll see if I can find the link. The science goes beyond my knowledge of chemicals, but the reasoning made a lot of sense.