Ocala is blessed with an abundance of water. Much of the water comes from the Okeefenokee Swamp in Georgia and is supplemented at numerous “recharge” sites where rainwater drains into our aquifers across our state.
The water flows through three sorts of Aquifers: the Surficial (shallow), the Intermediate and the Floridian. Note that even the deep Floridian Aquifer in North Florida is only one hundred to two hundred ft and essentially arrives at the surface at numerous locations where it is really at risk of becoming polluted.
Over the last forty to fifty years our invaluable supply of water has been left open to an assault of impurities, natural and man-made, and the disastrous effects are appearing even in our aquifers.
Origins of impurities in Florida’s drinking water:
Chemicals: Herbicides, Arsenic, Pesticides & other manufactured compounds run into sinkholes, rivers and streams and gradually finish up in our Florida aquifers.
Nationally, billions of pounds of sewage sludge and toxins are gotten rid of into our prairies, lakes, rivers, and oceans yearly. North Florida is a microcosm of this particular same phenomena.
Manufacturing contaminants such as sulfur and nitrogen oxides belching from industrialized smoke stacks in the South East fall as acid rain in Marion County.
Cadmium from batteries and paint, population growth, suburban and urban sprawl stress fresh water supply.
Chlorine and other disinfectants used by municipalities to control viruses and bacteria result in THM’s and disinfection by products hazardous to our health.
As rain falls from the atmosphere, it passes through billows of industrial toxins making carbonic acid. This increases the “universal solvent” ability of water to liquefy a little of everything it touches. When it strikes the earth, especially in cities, it moves across the surface areas rinsing parking area, freeways, etc. of oils, grease, animal waste, etc. subsequently discovering a location where it commences to pass through the earth’s exterior. As water moves through the dirt it picks up many other toxins.
This augments the potential of water to dissolve a little of everything it touches. As water flows through the soil it picks up added contaminants.
As water flows through Porous rocks like shale and limestone– water picks up inorganic minerals that cause water hard and counterbalance the water’s acidity. Hard water and its deposits exhibit difficulties in your house and on your body.
- Sink holes/cracks in our Karst topography– Pollutants rinsed off the earth’s surface can run straight into our drinking water aquifers.
- Manganese –water collects the propensity to stain things dark and to convey a bitter flavor.Sand– water preserves its acid condition and can dissolve pipe joints and sink installations.
- Marshy or swampy areas– water becomes more acidic as it mixes with gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. It may also take on color from tannins and lignins.
- Iron carrying rocks– water accumulates iron, which results in rust and reddish stains in attire and sinks.
Let our experts secure your Marion County residence from these pollutants!