Warner Robins, Georgia

Warner Robins, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia

Water Quality in Warner Robins, Georgia

Watershed: Horse Creek – Ocmulgee River

What is the water quality like in Warner Robins, GA?

Let’s dive deeper into what’s in Warner Robins water.

What’s in your water?

Here are the top 3 chemical compounds in your water and what health issues they can potentially cause:

  1. Hexavalent Chromium – Potential effect: Cancer
  2. Nitrate and nitrite – Potential effect: Cancer
  3. Radium – Potential effect: Cancer

These are three of the 17 contaminants analyzed by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).

These 3 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 Warner Robins’ water come from?

Warner Robins’ water comes from the Horse Creek – Ocmulgee River watershed.

Both EPA assessed water sources in the Horse Creek – Ocmulgee River watershed are in Good condition. These are Horse Creek and the Ocmulgee River.

Ideally, a water source would be 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 Warner Robins’ 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 17 contaminants in your drinking water.
    • Berkey filters can also remove up to 99.99% of Lead in Warner Robins water.
    • Brita can filter 1: Testosterone (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 11 of the 17 contaminants in your whole house, consider a Reverse Osmosis water filtration system for your home.
    • These are more expensive than pitchers to purchase, but can be more effective.
    • They have the benefit of filtering out heavy hitters like:
      • Aluminum
      • Cobalt
      • Fluoride
      • Hexavalent chromium – health effects
      • Nitrate and nitrite
      • Radium
      • Strontium
      • Testosterone

*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.wrga.gov/261/Government to find contact information for your local officials.

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