Although acid rain is not considered a serious problem in Texas, rain becomes slightly acid as it falls because it dissolves carbondioxide and nitrogen. The pH or rainwater is about5.7, whereas a pH of 7.0 is neutral. with the rain in Northeast Texas being the most acidic in the state.
However, with first-flush diverters, much or all of the acid-rain problems are solved.
If acidity is a problem, however, one tablespoon of baking soda per 100 gallons of water will neutralize the acid.
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