What is the Water Quality in Logan, Utah?
Compared to other US cities over 50,000, Logan water quality ranks in the lower range for contamination excluding Lead.
Most of their 16 contaminants have cancer-causing attributes. Arsenic is at extremely high levels: 119x health guidelines.
Let’s look closer at what’s in Logan water.
What’s in Logan water?
Here are the top 4 chemical compounds in your water and what health issues they can potentially cause:
- Arsenic – Potential effect: Cancer
- Dibromodichloromethane – Potential effect: Cancer
- Nitrate – Potential effect: Cancer
- Total trihalomethanes – Potential effect: Cancer
These are four of the 16 contaminants analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).
These 6 contaminants are rated as exceeding EWG Health Guidelines.
Does Logan have Lead contamination?
Yes, Logan has lead in its water. The most recent Lead samples collected from 2015 through 2017 showed concentrations up to 4.7 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 Logan’s water come from?
Logan’s water comes from the Little Logan River – Logan River watershed.
The Little Logan River – Logan River watershed is in Impaired condition.
Ideally, a water source would be rated in Good condition. Nine water sources are currently in good condition.
Learn more from How’s My Waterway
See below for what you can do to improve Logan’s water.
Conclusion – What Can You Do?
Information about water quality in Logan can be surprising and downright scary.
But there’s no reason to lose hope. There are things you can do in your home as well as things you can do at a community level.
- Use Berkey filters with activated carbon to filter out at least 85.7% of contaminants in your drinking water.
- To filter out 14 of the 16 contaminants, consider a reverse osmosis water filtration system for your house.
- These are typically more expensive than pitchers to purchase, but can be much more effective.
- They have the benefit of filtering out heavy hitters like:
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.loganutah.org/ to find contact information for your local officials.