By Jeffrey Williams-Maisonet
Rockaway Primetime Reporting has received some testing samples of yesterday’s horrific water crisis.
Around 8 am Sunday, most residents in Rockaway have woke up on to the what we call the “great brown sugar water.”
There is just nothing sweet about the water at all.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a statement yesterday on New York 1 Spectrum News stating the following, ” There was a break on a large trunk main which feeds into Far Rockaway and Arverne. While switching over to an alternate main to maintain water to consumers there was likely discoloration caused when sediment stirred up in the system. There is no danger to public health but residents should be advised to run the water until it is clear. If the problem persists they should call 311. Our crews receive these complaints directly and will respond by flushing out the main on the block by opening hydrants.”
Rockaway Primetime Reporting will let you be the judge as you are about to witness the testing results from a private source about what was contained in our brown sugar water.
First, we have the pH/hardness/.
pH levels tested around the 8.5 range, which is slightly below normal but no grave danger to your health. (That we know of)
Hardness we are looking at 120 which once again ranges in the average hardness for big cities like New York.
Chlorine we have at 0, which is a huge plus as there were concerns in the past that chlorine was in our drinking system.
Here are some links to help you better understand what these numbers mean and where it stands compared to other drinkable waters.
Sound off Rockaway!
WAIT! THERES MORE!
The brown sugar water has tested positive for pesticides and negative for lead.
Here are the health concerns when consuming whatever pesticides are in your drinking water.