Whether you’re thinking about it or not, there are men and women working tirelessly in your community in an effort to provide you and your home with clean, safe drinking water. Water quality may vary for many reasons, so water is tested often to track contaminants and naturally occurring elements. But what is the water quality like in Kahului, Wailuku, and other areas nearby right now? Read on to find out.
Department of Water Supply Report
The Department of Water Supply of Maui County performs many tests to check on the quality of water from reservoirs and wells all over the island. The findings are presented to the public, and you can access them online at any time, you just need to know where to look.
For the 2021 report (issued in June 2022), follow this link: https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/98280/2021—Wailuku-Water-Quality-Report-for-Dept-of-Water-Supply?bidId= to a PDF. This document specifically contains information about the Wailuku system, which includes Kahului, Kihei, Wailea and other communities nearby. It may take a bit to parse through all of the information, as the first seven pages are dedicated to a letter from the department’s director and some general information about contaminants, but the data and numbers start to show up on page 8.
What Contaminants Could Be in My Water?
Water is very good at picking things up and carrying them for a long time. Because of this, water can contain particles or dissolved substances like metals, bacteria, minerals, and more. The water system is not pure H2O, but state and federal regulations consider limited levels of contaminants like fluoride, nitrates, lead, and copper.
Fortunately, the report shows that these contaminants are within safe levels, making the water safe to drink and use in your house as you see fit. Refer to the document provided in the water quality report for more detailed information. You may learn something new about your water system.
What Does this Mean for my Septic System?
If you have a septic system, water quality is even more important to you. Chemicals from natural sources or manmade sources could damage the ecosystem your septic system uses to break down waste. If you think your septic system needs attention, don’t hesitate to call us. You can schedule an appointment at any time through our website.