A Tampa Bay Times article cites that, "studies of waters downstream of phosphate mines have found an increase in heavy metals like lead and studies of aquifers have found chemicals used to process the phosphate, like fuel oil."
Aquifers feed the underground wells that provide drinking water to nearly every household outside the city limits and every home on agricultural land. If these studies prove true, those responsible are knowingly allowing the possibility of poisoning thousands of citizens.
Central Florida has a long history of phosphate mining, which started as far back as 1883. There are 27 phosphate mines in Florida.
Horse Creek, the largest Peace River tributary, flows straight through the middle of the proposed DeSoto mining area. Whatever is spilled or leaked or accidentally discharged into Horse Creek flows downstream to the Peace River and into the homes within the city water utilities of Charlotte County. The standard rule of nature is that water generally flows south.
If you have city water coming into your home, the national data base of water utility contaminants is available through a free phone consultation with Water PURE; along with current reports from your water utility. Keep in mind that this information does not address the contaminants that enter your home water supply from the city water plant, which then travels in aging pipes to your home water sources.
DIY water testing is also available through independent national labs. A link to this is available through the Water PURE site at FloridaWellSystems.com
Professional in home water testing is a third option. To schedule a professional evaluation of your home, simply fill out your contact information and a seasoned Florida home water solutions specialist at Water PURE will contact you. Supply your zip code and water source; Whether it be city municipal water, private well water or community well water. List the name of your utility if you have one.
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