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OSN INVESTIGATION: What is in Grove Drinking Water?

By Hilde Kate Lysiak

March, 14, 2016

Is Selinsgrove’s drinking water safe?

The Orange Street News tested Selinsgrove’s tap water to see if it was safe using a water testing kit and here are the results:
Lead and Pesticides—negative
Nitrates- 1.5 ppm—normal
PH-8.5—high end of normal

Water Hardness-Very Hard!

According to the Water Quality Association (WQA), our water which tested at 425 ppm is very hard. The WQA says that hard water is caused by a build up of calcium and magnesium and, while not harmful to drink, can make cleaning tasks like laundry, dish washing, and bathing difficult because soaps and detergents don’t break down as easily.

Luckily, everything came out negative except we have very hard water.

4 comments on “OSN INVESTIGATION: What is in Grove Drinking Water?

  1. Jason Milyo
    March 14, 2016

    Hi, Hilde this is Jason Milyo, one of your subscribers for the Orange Street News, I just wanted to say keep up the great work, keep pursuing your career and keep those videos coming and keep reporting great stories, great job and keep up the great work. I always enjoy reading your news stories.

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  2. Hilde Kate Lysiak
    March 14, 2016

    Thank YOU!!!


  3. Roger Rogers
    March 16, 2016

    You forgot to test for fluoride. Ideally there should be none. The government drastically reduced the amount that is allowed 2 years ago.


  4. Roger Rogers
    March 16, 2016

    Also- mom said there are 2 resorvors and the water on one side of town is “better”, I never figured out what she meant. By law a water system will put out an annual report- so the notion that Flint did not know is false.


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