Cedar Park, Texas

Cedar Park, Texas Cedar Park, Texas

Water Quality in Cedar Park, Texas

Watershed: South Brushy Creek – Brushy Creek

What is the water quality like in Cedar Park, TX?

Let’s dive deeper into what’s in Cedar Park water.

What’s in Cedar Park water?

Here are the top 5 chemical compounds in your water and what health issues they can potentially cause:

  1. Bromodichloroacetic acid
  2. Bromodichloromethane – Potential effect: Cancer
  3. Chloroform – Potential effect: Cancer
  4. Haloacetic acids – Potential effect: Cancer
  5. Total trihalomethanes – Potential effect: Cancer

These are five of the 19 contaminants analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).

10 of these contaminants are rated as exceeding EWG Health Guidelines.

See the What Can You Do? section below for all of the contaminants you can filter out and how to do it.

Where does Cedar Park’s water come from?

Cedar Park’s water comes from the South Brushy Creek – Brushy Creek watershed.

Both EPA assessed water sources in the South Brushy Creek – Brushy Creek watershed are in Unknown condition. These are Brushy Creek above South Brushy Creek and South Brushy Creek.

Ideally, a water source would be Known and rated in Good condition.

Whether a water source is in Impaired or Good condition refers to the quality of these uses:

  1. Drinking Water
  2. Aquatic Life
  3. Fish and Shellfish Consumption
  4. Recreation

Learn more from How’s My Waterway

See below for what you can do to improve Cedar Park’s water.

Conclusion – What Can You Do?

Information about water quality can be surprising.

But there’s no reason to lose hope. There are things you can do in your household as well as things you can do at a community level.

In Your Household:

*Chlorination is an effective method of disinfecting/treating drinking water. You can then use a water filter to reduce the effects of chlorination byproducts to get the safest, cleanest water possible.

In Your Community:

Contact your local government officials and put pressure on them to invest in cleaner waterways and upgraded city water filtration and treatment.

Go to: https://www.cedarparktexas.gov/government to find contact information for your local officials.

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