What can I do to protect our water from contamination?
The simplest thing you can do is to make sure that you never dump anything on the ground that you don’t want to drink someday. This is because the water in our area (both city water and private wells) comes from sand and gravel aquifers. These aquifers readily supply us with water, but are easily contaminated from the surface by the improper disposal of the chemicals used in daily life or from business and industry.

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1. Where does La Porte’s water come from?
2. Is the water filtered?
3. Are lots of chemicals used in treating the water?
4. How much chlorine and fluoride are in the water?
5. Are there any dangerous chemicals in the water?
6. If I open the faucet and the water looks rusty is it safe to drink?
7. Is bottled water better than city water?
8. What can I do to protect our water from contamination?
9. What is hard water and is it bad or good?
10. How do I start service for water, sewer, trash, and recycling?
11. How much does the water cost and how does it compare to other cities?
12. How does the water get to my house from the filtration plant?
13. Who is responsible for the water line that connects my house to the city water main at the street?
14. How much water does a normal family use each month?
15. What are water towers used for and how do they work?
16. Where is the water meter and how often is it read?
17. If I have an emergency, how do I turn off the water?
18. What is the most common cause of abnormally high water bills?
19. How can I tell if my toilet is leaking?
20. Is it hard to fix a toilet if it is leaking?
21. What number do I call if I want more questions answered or have an emergency?