Bismarck passes in water quality testing

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The City of Bismarck has met all EPA and state standards for your drinking water in 2017.

The EPA requires 80 different contaminants to be tested and they were all below the highest level.

Bismarck gets water from the river bottom, meaning it’s naturally filtered.

But it is still possible to see calcium buildup on your faucets. 

Experts say it’s from the treatment process used and the hardness of our water. 

Greg Wavra, Manager of the Drinking Water Program for the State of North Dakota, says, “Buildup within the pipes with the calcium and the carbonate and that will form a layer that protects the pipe itself. So once it hits the tap sometimes you get the precipitate coming out from the water.”

Wavra  says the buildup is not harmful and it’s easy to just wipe off and clean out. 

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