Posted by Jeff Wahl on 6/20/2021 to Thoughts on Water
"Nitrate is an invisible, colourless & tasteless water contaminant that goes undetected unless specifically sampled for."
Nitrates are compounds that occur naturally within the earth but are found in elevated levels in agricultural communities and rural towns. While they do not present any taste or odor, drinking elevated levels of nitrates can cause illness in both humans and in livestock.
Without a proper test, it is not possible to know if this contaminant is present in a water supply.