Midwest City, Oklahoma
Water Quality in Midwest City, Oklahoma
Watershed: Crutcho Creek
What is the water quality like in Midwest City, OK?
Let’s dive deeper into what’s in Midwest City water.
What’s in your water?
Here are the top 5 chemical compounds in your water and what health issues they can potentially cause:
- Bromodichloromethane – Potential effect: Cancer
- Chloroform – Potential effect: Cancer
- Hexavalent Chromium – Potential effect: Cancer
- Haloacetic acids (HAA5) – Potential effect: Cancer
- Radium – Potential effect: Cancer
These are five of the 22 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 Midwest City’s water come from?
Midwest City’s water comes from the Crutcho Creek watershed.
All 12 water sources in the Crutcho Creek watershed are in Impaired or Unknown condition. These include:
- Crutcho Creek – Multiple sections
- Kuhlman Creek
- Soldier Creek
- Taxiway Branch
- West Ramp Branch
Ideally, a water source would be Known and rated in Good condition.
Learn more from How’s My Waterway
See below for what you can do to improve Midwest City’s water.
Conclusion – What Can You Do?
Information about water quality can be surprising and downright scary.
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:
- Use Berkey filters with activated carbon to filter out 19 of the 22 contaminants in your drinking water (86.4%).
- To filter out 20 of the 22 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:
- Chromium (hexavalent)
- Molybdenum – Industrial chemical
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.midwestcityok.org/ to find contact information for your local officials.