Lubbock Water Only Has Trace Amounts Of Chemicals That Could Kill You
Your water is perfectly safe and fine, but when you read what's in it, it can be a little alarming.
Let's back up right now. As much as we love to make fun of Lubbock water, all rainwater is considered unsafe to drink. I do also want to point out that the word "all" means "anywhere in the world". Yes, we're at the point where this is something in all of the water.
Here in Lubbock, the water has always been the topic of debate. Let's start with the fact that it rarely has a good look. It generally has just a little bit of cloudiness to it that is very off-putting. Then there's the taste, which is best described as "water sucked from a rock". Yes, it has a high mineral taste.
So what's in your water? Well, a shortlist of Uranium, Arsenic, and Cyanide for starters. True, I chose the scarier ones, but that's what we're here to talk about. Uranium comes from natural sources, like erosion of deposits. Arsenic is both from erosion and runoff from orchards, while cyanide is runoff from various factories (it seems like we should do something about that one). Let me be the first to say, "THANK YOU" to the City crews for keeping these hazards at bay.
Let's circle back around and say that none of these chemicals are in a concentration strong enough to hurt you, but they are indeed "killer chemicals". All of this information can be boiled down a little further in the City Of Lubbock's 2022 Water Quality Report.