Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Water Quality

Most people don’t realize it, but tap water & well water can contain dozens of contaminants with potentially serious health effects. So we created this page to help you informed regarding water quality in the Battle Creek & Kalamazoo area.

Contaminants Detected in Battle Creek & Kalamazoo

Battle Creek

  • 17 Total Contaminants Detected

  • 12 Contaminants Exceed EWG Health Guidelines

Kalamazoo

  • 30 Total Contaminants Detected

  • 14 Contaminants Exceed EWG Health Guidelines

Important facts to know about water quality safety:

The EWG teaches that legal water levels are not necessarily safe. Federal guidelines have not been updated in almost 20 years, and do not reflect the latest health guidelines. If you want to ensure healthy drinking water for your family, it’s up to you to learn about your local water supply, and take the steps necessary to remove potentially harmful contaminants.

Contaminants Detected in Battle Creek Water That Exceed Health Guidelines

Bromochloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

178x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.02 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 3.56 ppb

Bromodichloromethane

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

65x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.06 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 3.93 ppb

Bromoform

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

2.6x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.5 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 1.31 ppb

Chloroform

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

7.1x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.4 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 2.83 ppb

Dibromoacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

92x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.04 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 3.69 ppb

Dibromochloromethane

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

46x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 4.64 ppb

Dichloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

16x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.2 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 3.16 ppb

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

89x

  • Legal Limit: 60 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 8.87 ppb

Haloacetic acids (HAA9)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

361x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.06 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 21.6 ppb

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

32x

  • Legal Limit: 5 pCi/L
  • Health Guidelines: 0.05 pCi/L
  • Battle Creek Water: 1.62 pCi/L

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

133x

  • Legal Limit: 80 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.15 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 20.0 ppb

Trichloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

27x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Battle Creek Water: 2.66 ppb

Contaminants Detected in Kalamazoo Water That Exceed Health Guidelines

Arsenic

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

1,063x

  • Legal Limit: 10 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.004 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 4.25 ppb

Bromochloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

83x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.02 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 1.67 ppb

Bromodichloromethane

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

112x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.06 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 6.74 ppb

Chloroform

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

35x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.4 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 14.0 ppb

Dibromochloromethane

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

20x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 2.01 ppb

Dichloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

26x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.2 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 5.24 ppb

Haloacetic acids (HAA5)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

126x

  • Legal Limit: 60 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 12.6 ppb

Haloacetic acids (HAA9)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

371x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.06 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 22.2 ppb

Nitrate

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

7.3x

  • Legal Limit: 10 ppm
  • Health Guidelines: 0.14 ppm
  • Kalamazoo Water: 1.02 ppm

Radium, combined (-226 & -228)

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

8.5x

  • Legal Limit: 5 pCi/L
  • Health Guidelines: 0.05 pCi/L
  • Kalamazoo Water: 0.42 pCi/L

Total PFOS and PFOA

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

348x

  • Legal Limit: no
  • Health Guidelines: 0.007 ppt
  • Kalamazoo Water: 2.44 ppt

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)†

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

146x

  • Legal Limit: 80 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.15 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 21.9 ppb

Trichloroacetic acid

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

81x

  • Legal Limit: 10 ppm
  • Health Guidelines: 0.1 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 8.14 ppb

Vinyl chloride

Exceeds Health Guidelines By…

over legal limit

  • Legal Limit: 2 ppb
  • Health Guidelines: 0.05 ppb
  • Kalamazoo Water: 2.10 ppb

What Can You Do To Improve The Quality Of Your Drinking Water?

If you’re like most people, you may be shocked to find out how many contaminants are present in our local water supplies. You may also be wondering: What can you do to provide cleaner, safer drinking water for yourself and your family? Sadly, a simple filtration pitcher is NOT sufficient to remove all these contaminants. But not to worry–Culligan is here to help. We have a range of water treatment options capable of eliminating up to 99.99% of common water contaminants. Because everyone’s water can vary slightly, we recommend starting with a 100% free, no-obligation water test. We’ll send a water technician to your home at a convenient time to test your water and find out what’s in it. This test is important in helping us to determine the best water treatment system for your water and your needs. To schedule your free water test now, just call us or fill out this short form:

Request Your Free, No-Obligation Water Test

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