Radon is a naturally occuring gas that can be present in drinking water.

Radon in Drinking Water

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas found naturally in soil. While it can be present in drinking water obtained from underground sources, it is not typically a concern for water from surface sources such as lakes and rivers. EPA estimates radon in drinking water contributes less than two percent to the total radon levels found in air (radon in the air is the most likely source for health concerns). Radon in water can escape into the air when showering or cooking. The amount of radon present in water provided by Jordan Valley Water (as listed in the water quality data table) is not considered a health threat.

Health Alert

The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. Read More

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water hotline at 1-800-426-4791. You may also visit their Web site at www.epa.gov/safewater.

Some people are more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised individuals such as those undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, and some elderly people and infants can be particularly at risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider.