What is the Water Quality in Grapevine, Texas?
Compared to other US cities, Grapevine water quality ranks in the high range for contamination excluding Lead.
Most of their 34 contaminants have cancer-causing attributes.
- Arsenic is at very high levels: 37x health guidelines.
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5) are at extremely high levels: 202x health guidelines.
- Haloacetic acids (HAA9) are at extremely high levels: 498x health guidelines.
- HAA5 and HAA9 are byproducts of chlorine treatment, a common method of disinfecting water supplies.
Let’s look closer at what’s in Grapevine water.
What’s in Grapevine water?
Here are the top 5 chemical compounds in your water and what health issues they can potentially cause:
- Arsenic – Potential effect: Cancer
- Bromodichloromethane – Potential effect: Cancer
- Chloroform – Potential effect: Cancer
- Hexavalent Chromium – Potential effect: Cancer
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5) – Potential effect: Cancer
These are five of the 34 contaminants analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).
14 of these contaminants are rated as exceeding EWG Health Guidelines.
Does Grapevine have Lead contamination?
Yes, Grapevine has lead in its water. The most recent Lead samples collected in 2019 showed concentrations up to 10.0 parts per billion (ppb).
The legal limit for lead is 15 parts per billion. Being well-below this level is a good thing.
- Concentrations between 3.8 ppb and 15 ppb put a formula-fed baby at risk of elevated blood lead levels. Read more about the symptoms of Lead in water.
There is no safe level of lead for humans.
- The good news is that 99.99% of the lead can be filtered out.
See the What Can You Do? section below to learn how to filter out contaminants.
Where does Grapevine’s water come from?
Grapevine’s water comes from the Dove Creek – Grapevine Lake watershed.
All 7 water sources in the Dove Creek – Grapevine Lake watershed are in Good condition. These sources are all in Grapevine Lake.
Learn more from How’s My Waterway
See below for what you can do to improve Grapevine’s water.
What Can You Do?
Information about water quality in Grapevine can be surprising.
But there are things you can do in your home to clean up your water.
To Remove Lead and Other Contaminants In Your Home:
There is one solution that beats Brita, PUR, and expensive whole house systems.
- It costs less per gallon.
- Needs fewer filter changes.
- And it doesn’t make your water taste weird.
- Use Berkey filters with activated carbon to filter out at least 83% of contaminants in your drinking water.
- To filter out 30 of the 34 contaminants, consider a reverse osmosis water filtration system for your house.
- These are typically more expensive than pitchers to purchase, but are much more effective.
- They have the benefit of filtering out heavy hitters like:
- Bromochloroacetic acid
- Chromium (hexavalent)
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: http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/ to find contact information for your local officials.