Local research lab addresses discrepancies in water contamination levels

Barron has been testing water for more than eight years.
"In some cases, people consider the EPA’s guideline to be too strict," said Barron.
That’s why he believes the contaminant level limits a part of the non-profit organization "Environmental Working Group’s" health guideline are a bit out of context.
"The biggest thing I found is the taste of bottled water is better than the tap water," said Barron.
He says the salty, and at times, musty taste of tap water comes from organic compounds found in lakes.
As for drinking it himself, he says if there’s no bottled water around, he doesn’t hesitate to drink from the tap.
"My philosophy has always been after working in water treatment for eight years.
I’ll always drink tap water," said Barron.
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