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what could be a possible source of sulfates found in a supply of drinking water?

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    Some rocks and even some soils contain sulfites; as the water runs over (and through) these, it picks up some of the sulfates.

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    OOPS - I meant of course "SULFATES" (not sulfites.)

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    Certain industrial wastes can also supply sulfates to our water, as does rain.

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    thanks!

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