Water is essential to life. The water delivered to your home is technically safe to drink, however, it only meets the minimum requirements when it comes to Total Dissolved Solids or TDS. Dissolved solids refers to any minerals, salts, metals dissolved in water. Total dissolved solids (TDS) comprise inorganic salts (principally calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates) and some small amounts of organic matter that are in your tap water.
Want to know what’s in your water in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and surrounding areas
In addition to the total dissolved solids, your water also contains chlorine added by the city to kill harmful bacteria before it reaches your tap. In fact, the chlorine levels in your tap water are similar to that of a swimming pool! Want to know what’s in your neighborhood tap water, just click here and put in your zip code: Southern California Tap Water Report.