Ok, I am going to start by saying I'm not a HUGE water fan...

...by that I mean, you will hardly ever see me drinking a glass of water ( any form of water, brand, bottled etc ) - my doctor has told me time and time again that I need to drink so many glasses of water a day. So what would that be? According to mayoclinic.org   "You've probably heard the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day. That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal. Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough" ....of course similar advice has been floating around for years ( No pun attended ). I do fill up my coffee maker with tap water, what about you?

Do you drink our tap water? Ever wonder what is in our Bismarck tap water?

For some reason this pooped into my head this afternoon - I went on Google and typed in "What's in your Bismarck Tap Water?" - I quickly found a site to click on - EWG Tap Water Database I City Of Bismarck.    


                             *****    27 Total Contaminants  *****

  • Legal does not necessarily equal safe. Getting a passing grade from the federal government does not mean the water meets the latest health guidelines.
  • Legal limits for contaminants in tap water have not been updated in almost 20 years.
  • The best way to ensure clean tap water is to keep pollution out of source water in the first place.

Some other items I found that are in our tap water:

Chromium (total)
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
Monobromoacetic acid
Monochloroacetic acid
Nitrate & nitrite
Uranium, combined (pCi/L)

.....Long story short...

bismarcknd.gov reported "The City of Bismarck’s drinking water continued to meet all EPA and State Standards of quality and safety in 2022. This report is part of maintaining our compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines to provide information on tap water produced by the Bismarck Water Treatment Facility and provides you with specific test results to show the quality of Bismarck’s water and compares those results to EPA standards for drinking water"

Well....there you go.

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