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How safe is the water at Chapman

Although the city of Orange Water Department reports that all tap water found in Orange meets the federal and state drinking water standards, contaminants can still be found in the unfiltered water. These contaminants include aluminum, arsenic, hexavalent chromium, fluoride, nitrate, barium and copper, measured in parts per million (ppm) or parts per billion (ppb). Chapman has put in bottle-filling stations throughout campus to provide safe drinking water for students and staff. However, the water filling station in the women’s locker room of the Hutton’s sports center has a pH balance of 6.25, which falls below the standards for normal drinking water (6.5-8.5).

pH scale of non water liquids. Graphic by Eva Song and Leslie Song

 

Daily recommended amount of drinking water for adult men and women. Graphic by Eva Song and Leslie Song.

 

pH balance findings for Elkay bottle filling stations found in each building. (Only one station was tested per building.) Graphic by Eva Song and Leslie Song

 

pH balance findings for Elkay bottle filling stations found in each building. (Only one station was tested per building.) Graphic by Eva Song and Leslie Song

3 Comments

  • i feel like a good idea for this article would’ve been to go beyond pH, like maybe get the water lab-tested. might be expensive, but it would make a more interesting article.

  • Please tell me this is a joke. You do know that temperature effects PH, and that such a minor shift in PH isn’t going to cause the body any harm. If this isn’t a joke article, then you two are the type that are offended by everything.

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