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Re: [APD] Re: tapwater NO3 survey
> Charley wrote in response to Shireen's tapwater
> nitrate survey:
> >Fort Collins, CO, USA, from the "Fort Collins
> >Utilities Drinking Water Quality Report", we have:
> >nitrate, ppm:
> > MCL: 10
> > MCLG: 10
> >Highest level detected: 0.138
> > Range: 0.13-0.138
> > Meets standard: Yes
> > Typical source: Runoff from fertilizer
> > septic tank leachate
> >So, we're a little higher than you (10 instead of
> > 9), <snip>,
Chuck H responded:
> Actually, Charley, your water had no more than
> 0.138ppm nitrate during the testing period. Not
> much at all. The MCL figure of 10ppm is the
> "maximum contaminant level" allowed by Uncle Sam,
> and MCLG is the "maximum contaminant level goal,"
> which is usually the same or lower than the
> MCL. I think MCLG's formal definition is something
> like "the level below which no known health risks
> exist." 10ppm NO3 is the standard for potable
> water in the US, but I don't think it's uncommon for
> some areas to be above that. I recall trading posts
> with someone on this list that had something
> like 50ppm in his water.
Cool! Thanks! I didn't see any key or explanation
for those, so I dumped them all (thanks for the
So, now I need a little help with my Federal Income
Taxes. It says I owe $1294, but it's possible I'm
reading that wrong and they *owe me* that amount.
Can you help with that?
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