Controversy Over UCF Water Quality GrowsBeyond UCF, Campus Beat, Health, News, Safety, UCF Administration — By Jake Rakoci on July 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm Tweet
Just a week after Knightnews.com Science Editor Tyler N. Neher wrote an editorial about the possible dangers of UCF water, students have become more conscious of the problem.
According the the June 2012 UCF Consumer Confidence Report on tap water quality, UCF tap water has continued to score above the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal for Alpha Particle Radiation, two isotopes of Radium, Nitrate, Sodium, Cadmium, Haloacetic Acids, Trihalomethanes, and Lead.
Although none of these scored into the level that they were considered harmful, it still is above the recommended amounts that the Consumer Confidence Report stated. According to some students we talked to, this gives the water somewhat of a bad aftertaste.
This isn’t the first time that UCF has dealt with water quality problems. In a news report that Channel 9 WFTV did on Thursday, they uncovered that in 2006 the Department of Environmental Regulation made UCF send out letters warning that the water posed a risk. Since then, UCF bought new filtration systems.
The problem persisted until 2009, when UCF still had 2 national exceeding contaminants.
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