Arlington TX Top 4 WORST Tap Drinking Water Score in US…by Calif safe-from-cancer-standards

arlington top 4 worst drinking water

FB link of picture of flyer that an Arlington resident received in the mail

Arlington (Frackland) TX got the top 4th worst tap water ranking in the US of the top 200 biggest cities (which represents the most number of people getting exposures).

(22 out of top 25 worst)
Arlington, TX

Number of Contaminants: 9
Other Detected Contaminants: 21
Rank of Number of Manufacturing Establishments/Sq. Mile:30
Rank of the total Farm Ag. Chemical Expenses: 6
Dirty Water Score: 56.01

Add your zip code to this link, https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=TX2200001#.Wq6lq-jwbIU,  and see what’s in your drinking water.

I blogged about how Arlington’s Total Trihalomethanes almost tripled AFTER we started urban drilling/fracking.

More recently I blogged about how it is becoming increasingly harder to treat our water. I also shared first hand communication from a Trinity River Authority official that said bacteria at the wastewater treatment plants were becoming Chlorine resistant….

https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/bacteria-in-barnett-shale-evolving-to-being-antibiotic-chlorine-resistant-oh-and-biocides-risk-failure-too/

All this at a time when our water director’s job is up for grabs....this is very concerning that we and other fracking loving urban drilling towns in TX get the worst ratings in the top largest cities for drinking water quality…and if we didn’t have all the fracking nasties risking our water, (like the herbicides used at all these drilling sites, https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/when-frack-on-crack-meets-herbicide-harry/) the less disinfectants we’d need. The less disinfectants we need, the less cancer causing by-products of water treatments risk ……now to research how bad our bad our bladder cancer rates are.

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; “roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov” <roxanne.thalman@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:19 PM
Subject: Myers quoted in sales pitch / FYI Arlington 4t5h worst drinking water quality (not taste) results
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1865309610177181&set=p.1865309610177181&type=3&theater&ifg=1 posted a pic of a flyer he got in the mail from FB You Know You Are From Arlington…this Smart Aqua Life flyer quotes the EPA saying, “Did you know the public water in your Arlington community was rated by the EPA as unsafe for human consumption with a dirty water score of 56.01 because of high levels of contaminants?
mis-statement water quality
This is incorrect…Arlington passed fed guidelines…it was the state of California that has more protective against cancer standards. https://www.ewg.org/tapwater/system.php?pws=TX2200001.
I emailed Smart Aqua Life asking them to cease and desist these mailings misquoting the EPA. I told them that the states and cities can choose to be more protective, but they at least they have to be in federal compliance. What Arlington’s water failed was California’s thresholds for what is considered safe for human consumption.  Example Arlington’s 2015 arsenic….
  • “The health guideline of 0.004 ppb for arsenic was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a public health goal, the level of a drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.”
I received a similar sales pitch to call a number about my last attempt to pick up a package…but it was a water purification company offering Arlington homeowners relief from bad water and free home testing.
I wanted Councilwoman Myers to be aware of this misquote from this company that has also decided to quote her from a Star Telegram article.
myers drinks water bottle
But I also want to let you know that by California standards…Arlington ranks 4th worst water quality in the the US among the largest top 200 cities.
 
Kim Feil

 

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About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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