Had a conversation with a neighbour and we started discussing Union Bay Water, he thought the water was acidic so I went to get some answers.
Union Bay Water supply Langley Lake
The pH of pure water is 7. In general, water with a pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5, and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5. The Canadian drinking water quality guideline for pH is an Aesthetic Objective (AO) of between 6.5 and 8.5. pH
UBID Web site Page 3 Certificate of Analysis May 2018 pH 6.86 ( thanks UBID Public Works Superintendant Dan McGill)
New info from June 2019 posted on Union Bay Improvment District web site Water Quality Report for 2018 Union Bay Improvement District’s Water System
Water with a low pH can be acidic, naturally soft and corrosive. … If your water is acidic (less than 7 pH) you may have problems with leaching of copper and lead from your plumbing.
Want to no more…..This fun video will cover information that you need to know about pH, Alkalinity, and Hardness
Now wasn’t that interesting….