honolulu water quality: Is Oahu's water safe to drink? - 07/01/12 03:51 PM
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply prepares an annual report to homeowners with test results for the water in their area.  The report for my neighborhood, Palolo Valley, arrived in the mail last month.
Results for Palolo Valley showed three contaminants:
Barium   .005 parts per million
Chromium  2.5 parts per billion
Nitrate .4 parts per million
All three of these contaminants are naturally occurring in ground water.  The levels above are fractions of the maximum allowed levels in the U.S.
Chromium has been mentioned as a concern because it has the potential to cause cancer.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency … (0 comments)