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Lake Buena Vista Water Quality Report

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Sources of Lake Buena Vista, Florida Drinking Water

Where does Lake Buena Vista get its drinking water from? Deep beneath Orange County (where Lake Buena Vista is located) lies a freshwater reservoir known as the Floridan Aquifer. It is primarily fed through rainwater filtered through hundreds of feet of sand and rock in a natural filtering process. Because of its perceived high quality by local government officials, the groundwater use needs little or no treatment other than disinfection, aeration and of course chemically produced fluoride. Is Lake Buena Vista's tap water safe to drink?

A list of contaminants in Lake Buena Vista's Water Supply 

(Detected above health guidelines)

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) cancer

Trihalomethanes are cancer-causing contaminants that form during water treatment with chlorine and other disinfectants. The total trihalomethanes group includes four chemicals: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform.

Potential health effects of consuming these contaminants

Health risks of trihalomethanes in excess of health guideline

Cancer: The health guideline of 0.8 ppb for trihalomethanes was defined by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a draft public health goal, the level of drinking water contaminant that does not pose a significant health risk. This health guideline protects against cancer.

Contaminant Levels in Orlando's Water Supply

Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs):

Health Guidelines: 0.8 ppb

  • State: 23.2 ppb
  • National: 23.4 ppb
  • Lake Buena Vista: 43.1 ppb
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