Water Quality Information

Lewis & Clark’s water originates from wells that tap into the Missouri: Elk Point Aquifer adjacent to the Missouri River.  A total of 5.4 billion gallons was delivered to the members in 2016 for a daily average of 14.8 million gallons a peak day of 22 million gallons.  The treated water is very high quality.  Lewis & Clark does extensive testing for contaminants in the water and only the few items listed on the Table of Detected Contaminants were found to be present in reportable quantities.  The level of these contaminants is less than what would be considered harmful.

2016 Table of Detected Contaminants

Additional 2016 Water Quality Information of Interest:
Parameter (units):                              Average Level:                              Acceptable Level:
Total Hardness (as CaCO3) (ppm)             160                                                 NA
Total Hardness (grains per gallon)                9                                                 NA
Alkalinity (ppm)                                              60                                                 NA
Calcium (asCaCO3) (ppm)                             95                                                 NA
Iron (ppm)                                                      .01                                                 0.3
Manganese (ppm)                                        .01                                                 0.05
pH (units)                                                       8.5                                                 7 – 9
Total Chlorine (ppm)                                    2.5                                                 0.3-3.9