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Borough Water Parameters

DID YOU KNOW...

 

The following Macungie water parameters may be helpful in your home or business in making adjustments to your private water softeners or conditioners.

 
 

Borough Test Results

DEP/EPA Standards

PH:

7.8

6.5-8.5

Calcium Hardness:

78 mg/L

 
 

(or 12.9 gpg)

 

Iron:

0.03 mg/L

0.3

Sodium:

1.9 mg/L

20

Manganese:

0.01 mg/L

0.05

Chloride:

12 mg/L

250

Sulfate:

10 mg/L

250

Alkalinity:

136 mg/L

30-500

Numbers in mg/L = milligrams per Liter of water

No fluoride is put into the water, but there is a very low level of naturally occurring fluoride in the water

Test results as of 2/8/2006.

Water Distribution Water Temperatures:           Average Temperature - 56

                                                  Winter Low - 50         Summer High - 62

Water Temperatures vary greater in the Hillcrest section of the Borough due to the above ground storage tank.