Tag: trihalomethanes

Trihalomethanes Review for Des Moines

Trihalomethanes (THM’s) are chemical compounds that show up in different forms such as chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform.  THM’s are considered carcinogenic (having potential to cause cancer).  They are created when chlorine reacts with natural occurring organic and inorganic materials in the water.  The risks associated with exposure to THM’s are liver, kidney and central… Read more »

Ankeny, Iowa Water Violation

The Des Moines Register recently published an article about the City of Ankeny’s water distribution system being in serious violation of a drinking water standard according to a recent press release by the City of Ankeny. The water situation is not currently being identified as an emergency but the tests came back showing the maximum… Read more »