How can I know if there is hydrazine in my water? Should I be worried about it?
asked 18 January 2017 asked by YeJen (420 points)
Hydrazine is a man-made chemical and is not usually found in natural waters. A contamination can happen if you have agricultural or industrial activities that release some in the environment. The coloric method as well as Chromatographic separation can be use for determination in water well. You should contact a local certified laboratory.
Hydrazine is usually only used at thermal power plants. This is because it “scavenges” oxygen out of the water so that it doesn’t have the same corrosive effect. It really isn’t used in wastewater treatment, at least in my experience. So it shouldn’t be in your water. If you are concerned about what is in your water, you can always speak with your local utility. Regular testing and reporting is almost always required and you can ask to see that information.