North Richland Hills, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas North Richland Hills, Texas

Water Quality in North Richland Hills, Texas

Watershed: Headwaters Walker Branch

What is the water quality like in North Richland Hills, TX?

Let’s dive deeper into what’s in North Richland Hills water.

What’s in your water?

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

  1. Bromochloroacetic acid
  2. Bromodichloromethane – Potential effect: Cancer
  3. Chloroform – Potential effect: Cancer
  4. Haloacetic acids (HAA5) – Potential effect: Cancer
  5. Total trihalomethanes – Potential effect: Cancer

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

11 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 North Richland Hills’ water come from?

North Richland Hills’ water comes from the Headwaters Walker Branch watershed.

There are no EPA assessed water sources in the Headwaters Walker Branch watershed.

Ideally, a water source would be Known, Assessed, 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 North Richland Hills’ 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:

  • Use Berkey filters with activated carbon to filter out 15 of the 19 contaminants in your drinking water.
    • Berkey filters can also remove up to 99.99% of Lead in North Richland Hills water.
    • Brita can filter 12 (and Lead depending on the filter).
    • Note: We may receive a commission if you decide to purchase filters through links on this page.
  • To filter out 17 of the 19 contaminants, consider a Reverse Osmosis water filtration system for your house.

*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.nrhtx.com/8/Government to find contact information for your local officials.

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