Water filtration in boston, mass

The fol­low­ing dis­cuss­es poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues or con­cerns as well as water fil­tra­tion options for res­i­dents of Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts.


Water filtration in Boston, Massachusetts

   BOSTON WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

The Boston water sup­ply and many sur­round­ing cities and towns are sup­plied by the Mass­a­chu­setts Water Resources Author­i­ty (MWRA). The lat­est avail­able Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report can be viewed at the fol­low­ing link MWRA Annu­al Report. While the water qual­i­ty is gen­er­al­ly pret­ty good from MWRA, the long dis­tance to the water’s even­tu­al points of use and oth­er issues may cause taste & odor issues as well as var­i­ous types of stain­ing in sinks, toi­lets, show­ers and oth­er plumb­ing fix­tures.  You may expe­ri­ence taste and odor issues that are com­mon­ly asso­ci­at­ed with chlo­ramine (a chlo­rine, ammo­nia com­pound), which is used to dis­in­fect the water and con­trol bac­te­r­i­al growth.  For more detail on com­mon taste & odor issues in water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/. There is a “Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions” pub­li­ca­tion pro­vid­ed by MWRA that reviews what you may encounter.   See the link at FAQs MWRA Water.   See the Water Fil­tra­tion Sys­tems sec­tion below for more infor­ma­tion on water qual­i­ty improve­ment.

SYMPTOMS OF WATER QUALITY ISSUES / TEST FIRST

While symp­toms of water qual­i­ty issues such as bad odors & taste, stain­ing of laun­dry, bath­room fix­tures, etc. are indi­ca­tors of prob­lems, the pre­ferred start­ing point is to get a water test to iden­ti­fy the min­er­als or con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water and at what quan­ti­ty they exist.  This will lead to an effec­tive sys­tem rec­om­men­da­tion and route to pro­vid­ing excel­lent water qual­i­ty for drink­ing, wash­ing, etc.

BEFORE/ AFTERSEDIMENT & CARBON FILTERS FROM BOSTON RESTAURANT FILTRATION SYSTEM

LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

Lead found in tap water usu­al­ly comes from the cor­ro­sion of old­er fix­tures, from the sol­der that con­nects pipes or from old lead pipe ser­vice lines run­ning from the water main in your street to your home. Water is known as the ulti­mate sol­vent in that it picks up a lit­tle of every­thing it touch­es as it flows through the ground, pipes, etc.  Also, when water sits in lead­ed pipes for sev­er­al hours, lead can leach into the water sup­ply.  Mea­sures tak­en dur­ing the last two decades have great­ly reduced expo­sures to lead in tap water. These mea­sures include actions tak­en under the require­ments of the 1986 and 1996 amend­ments to the Safe Drink­ing Water Act (http://www.epa.gov/sdwa) and the U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency’s (EPA’s) Lead and Cop­per Rule (http://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule).

EFFECTIVE REMOVAL OF LEAD IN WATER

Reverse osmo­sis water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are very effec­tive at lead removal from drink­ing water (as well as a host of oth­er poten­tial con­t­a­m­i­nants) as a Point of Use device, typ­i­cal­ly feed­ing a sep­a­rate faucet at the sink.  There are oth­er types of fil­ters that are designed with small enough pore sizes to remove lead from drink­ing water as well.  Tech­nolo­gies such as dis­til­la­tion are not prac­ti­cal and leave a taste many find objec­tion­able.  For rec­om­men­da­tions and alter­na­tives, speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al.

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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Var­i­ous types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are avail­able for the removal of any of the poten­tial caus­es of symp­toms you may be expe­ri­enc­ing.  Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese from the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange, how­ev­er hard water is not real­ly an issue in Boston.  To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Bad tastes & odors, which may be the result of the chlo­ramine added into the MWRA water sup­ply for dis­in­fect­ing pur­pos­es, can be removed with a car­bon fil­tra­tion sys­tem.  Addi­tion­al­ly, to cre­ate very pure drink­ing water, a reverse osmo­sis sys­tem can be installed, which uti­lizes the same tech­nol­o­gy used to pro­duce both Aqua­fi­na, Dasani and some oth­er bot­tled waters.  There are var­i­ous sized reverse osmo­sis sys­tems to match the vol­ume demands required.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration for Boston

REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM- INSTALLED UNDER KITCHEN SINK- ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL VOLUME REQUIREMENTS

Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tion in your Boston home or busi­ness should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.

In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

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H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton & Hudson, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the publications section on our website at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800–539-1100.

WATER FILTRATION IN BOSTON, MA

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WATER FILTER OPTIONS

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion iden­ti­fies the Nat­ick, MA pub­lic water source as well as some poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues that may ben­e­fit from a water fil­ter or water soft­en­er sys­tem.  For pri­vate wells, you should have your water test­ed for both aes­thet­ic and poten­tial health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water and ana­lyzed before decid­ing if, or what type of water fil­ter sys­tem you should con­sid­er installing.

NATICK,MA PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

The Town of Nat­ick obtains its water from 10 ground­wa­ter wells at five loca­tions. Eight of the sources, locat­ed in Nat­ick, are known as the Spring­vale, Ever­green, Pine Oaks, and Morse Pond wells. The Elm Bank wells (the fifth loca­tion) are locat­ed in Dover, Mass­a­chu­setts. The Spring­vale, Ever­green, and Elm Bank wells are the pri­ma­ry sources. The Morse Pond and Pine Oaks wells serve as back­up wells and are used to sup­ple­ment water sup­plies dur­ing high demand con­di­tions. The Spring­vale water treat­ment facil­i­ty, locat­ed off of Route 9, pro­vides treat­ment for the Spring­vale and Ever­green wells. The water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem also includes approx­i­mate­ly 196 miles of water mains and two water stor­age facil­i­ties that have a com­bined capac­i­ty of 9 mil­lion gal­lons.  A link to the Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report can be found at Nat­ick Annu­al Report for more detail.  The fol­low­ing will iden­ti­fy both car­tridge style water fil­ters and larg­er, point of entry water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.

CARTRIDGE STYLE WATER FILTER

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  CARTRIDGE WATER FILTER CHOICES

There are var­i­ous types and sizes of water fil­ter car­tridges with dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing fea­tures relat­ing to what you are try­ing to mechan­i­cal­ly remove from the water.  These fil­ters do not work on remov­ing dis­solved impu­ri­ties from the water as oth­er tech­nolo­gies must be used for this pur­pose.

SEDIMENT CARTRIDGE WATER FILTER , as their name implies, are for remov­ing sed­i­ment (par­tic­u­late mat­ter) from the water sup­ply. The key char­ac­ter­is­tics relate to the micron rat­ing of the fil­ter designed to remove par­ti­cles at or greater than a spec­i­fied size and also capac­i­ty in terms of how long the sed­i­ment fil­ter will work before it is no longer able to remove sed­i­ment. Spec­i­fy­ing a micron rat­ing that is too small for instal­la­tion at the water’s point of entry into your home, for exam­ple, may cause an unac­cept­able drop in water pres­sure.  Spec­i­fy­ing a micron rat­ing that is not small enough may pro­duce less than opti­mal results in keep­ing sed­i­ment out of your water sup­ply.  Some­times tri­al and error becomes the route to deter­min­ing what works best in your sit­u­a­tion. Expe­ri­enced water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­als have the ben­e­fit of many years of tri­al and error and will usu­al­ly know what will work best in dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions.

SEDIMENT FILTERS ARE IMPORTANT because sed­i­ment can be abra­sive to all of your water using appli­ances and can also neg­a­tive­ly affect oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing equip­ment that you may have installed or are plan­ning to install in your home or oth­er facil­i­ty. Remov­ing sed­i­ment is also a good step in pro­vid­ing bet­ter drink­ing water, although not the only step if a high­er lev­el of puri­ty is desired.  (For more on high qual­i­ty drink­ing water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/reverse-osmosis-ro-water-purification/.

CARBON CARTRIDGE WATER FILTER  use acti­vat­ed car­bon to remove chem­i­cals (such as chlo­rine, volatile organ­ics and oth­ers) and some bad tastes and odors from water.  Car­bon fil­ters are also com­po­nents of reverse osmo­sis purifi­ca­tion sys­tems to remove chlo­rine from water pri­or to flow­ing to the sys­tems’ mem­brane which can be neg­a­tive­ly affect­ed by the chlo­rine. Water pass­es through acti­vat­ed car­bon, which is porous, trap­ping cer­tain par­ti­cles that are attract­ed to the porous mate­r­i­al in a process known as adsorp­tion.  At some point, adsorp­tion capac­i­ty is exceed­ed and the fil­ter must be changed in order to be effec­tive.  As with sed­i­ment water fil­ters, the micron rat­ing and size of the fil­ter must be matched to the spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion.

There are also oth­er types of water fil­ter car­tridges for very spe­cif­ic pur­pos­es such as pH neu­tral­iz­ing, pipe pro­tec­tion and oth­ers.  These may be intro­duced to you by your water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al if your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion war­rants them.

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTERS

WATER SOFTENERS

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WHOLE HOUSE WATER SOFTENING SYSTEMS

A water soft­en­er is a type of whole house water fil­tra­tion sys­tem that is designed for remov­ing hard water min­er­als (mag­ne­sium & cal­ci­um) as well as dis­solved iron and man­ganese from the water.  For water with high lev­els of iron or man­ganese (“the stain­ers”), an “up-flow” water soft­en­er is rec­om­mend­ed to pre­vent min­er­al build-up in the bot­tom of the water soft­en­er.  Also, high effi­cien­cy water soft­en­ers that are more effi­cient with both water and salt usage are pre­ferred.

POINT OF ENTRY, WHOLE HOUSE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTERS

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BACKWASHABLE CARBON OR SEDIMENT FILTER SYSTEM

In sit­u­a­tions where there is high water usage and the use of car­tridge fil­ters doesn’t make sense, a point of entry sys­tem may be the solu­tion.  These sys­tems do not require the fre­quen­cy of change-outs that car­tridge fil­ters do and have the abil­i­ty to auto­mat­i­cal­ly clean them­selves, extend­ing the life of the media inside the tank.  Anoth­er exam­ple would be if your town sup­plied water is high in chlo­rine and you wish to elim­i­nate it from your water sup­ply, a point of entry car­bon water fil­ter will have enough capac­i­ty to last much longer and also remove more of the chlo­rine due to longer “con­tact time” that the water has with the fil­ter.

BAD TASTES & ODORS, SEDIMENT

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In addi­tion to the above sys­tems, there are many oth­er types of sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants in the water.  Start­ing with a water test will dic­tate the right approach.  For more infor­ma­tion on com­mon bad odors & tastes in New Eng­land water sup­plies, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

Two health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants that may be found in the New Eng­land region in pri­vate wells are radon and arsenic.  For more infor­ma­tion, please go to our web­site, http://www.h2ocare.com and on the home page, click on either of these key words for a full expla­na­tion and reme­dies.

With today’s avail­able water fil­ter and water soft­en­er tech­nolo­gies, con­trol­ling your Nat­ick, MA home’s water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion. Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

 

H2O Care is an established  water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section on our website at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com. You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100.

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Ipswich water filtration and water softener

    WATER FILTRATION OPTIONS 

The fol­low­ing dis­cuss­es poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues or con­cerns as well as water fil­tra­tion options for res­i­dents of Ipswich, MA.  Most of this pre­sen­ta­tion is direct­ed toward the pub­lic water sup­ply, how­ev­er, if you have a pri­vate well you may expe­ri­ence sim­i­lar or oth­er water qual­i­ty issues.

WHERE DOES YOUR IPSWICH WATER COME FROM?

The Town of Ipswich Water Treat­ment Plant draws water from Dow Reser­voir and Bull Brook Reser­voir, both locat­ed in the Park­er Riv­er Water­shed. The Town also draws water from five ground­wa­ter sources to aug­ment this sup­ply: Mile Lane and Browns Wells (Park­er Riv­er Water­shed) and Essex Road, Fel­lows Road, and Winthrop Estate Wells (Ipswich Riv­er Water­shed). The Town makes every effort to mon­i­tor pump­ing and min­i­mize with­drawals from the wells in the Ipswich Riv­er Water­shed because of its frag­ile ecosys­tem.  For a link to the lat­est Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report as of this writ­ing, go to Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report.

 

SYMPTOMS OF COMMON WATER QUALITY ISSUES

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DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

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DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

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There are var­i­ous types of bad odors and tastes that you may expe­ri­ence in your water.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is not uncom­mon and is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this. For a more com­plete descrip­tion of this and oth­er poten­tial bad odors and taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

You may notice odor and taste issues if your home is sup­plied by town water, typ­i­cal­ly asso­ci­at­ed with Chlo­rine. Chlo­rine is used for dis­in­fec­tion pur­pos­es by the town to con­trol microor­gan­isms includ­ing bac­te­ria and oth­ers that may be present in the water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem. Car­bon water fil­tra­tion sys­tems are effec­tive at remov­ing chlo­rine and the asso­ci­at­ed taste and odors that come with it.  These sys­tems can either be installed at the point of entry in your home, typ­i­cal­ly in the base­ment, or at a point of use for drink­ing water only.

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS & WATER SOFTENERS

Water fil­tra­tion sys­tems can be installed for the removal of any of the poten­tial caus­es of symp­toms you may be expe­ri­enc­ing. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove hard water min­er­als (mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um), dis­solved IRON or MANGANESE in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange. For high lev­els of Man­ganese or Iron, an upflow, high effi­cien­cy water soft­en­er is the most effec­tive solu­tion.

There are dif­fer­ent water soft­en­er designs and capac­i­ties and, depend­ing on your spe­cif­ic water chem­istry and vol­ume usage, a prop­er­ly designed sys­tem will work well.  To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.  Chlo­rine can be removed with a car­bon fil­tra­tion sys­tem to remove bad taste and odor.

Water Softener with Sediment & Carbon Filtration

WATER SOFTER & SEDIMENT FILTRATION INSTALL

Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tion should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  This is impor­tant not only to fig­ure out what needs to be removed from the water, but also to prop­er­ly size the water soft­en­er or water fil­ter. To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.

In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your home’s water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

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H2O Care is an established, full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114 with an additional office in Hudson, MA.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  You can contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.

 

 

 

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Water Filtration Georgetown,MA

                   WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM OPTIONS

The fol­low­ing dis­cuss­es poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues or con­cerns as well as water fil­tra­tion options for res­i­dents of George­town, MA.

The George­town Water Depart­ment uti­lizes three ground­wa­ter wells to sup­ply water to the town. These wells include the William Mar­shall Well and the Ronald I. Mar­shall (Duffy’s Land­ing) Well, both locat­ed off West Street behind the Water Treat­ment Plant, and the Com­mis­sion­ers Well, locat­ed off Bai­ley Lane near the bridge/culvert. These wells are shal­low (40 to 60 feet deep), grav­el packed wells that draw water from the Park­er Riv­er aquifer. The water from all three wells is pH adjust­ed, fil­tered for iron and man­ganese removal, chlo­ri­nat­ed for bac­te­ria dis­in­fec­tion, and pumped into the dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem.

The Water Depart­ment has a dif­fi­cult task treat­ing a dif­fi­cult water sup­ply for the town. For many years, George­town water has exhib­it­ed poor aes­thet­ic qual­i­ties (col­or, odor, and taste) that have yield­ed prob­lems in var­i­ous areas of town. Com­plaints of stain­ing have been received from cus­tomers through­out town. The col­or is the result of dis­solved iron and man­ganese being oxi­dized by the chlo­rine added for bac­te­ria dis­in­fec­tion. Once oxi­dized, the iron and man­ganese pre­cip­i­tates to a fine par­tic­u­late that can attach to laun­dry, appli­ances, fix­tures, etc. Col­or prob­lems have also been asso­ci­at­ed with flow surges in the sys­tem from high vol­ume water use or at the begin­ning of the fil­ter back­wash cycle at the water treat­ment plant.

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WATER TESTING

POTENTIAL FOR STAINING, SCALING, TASTE & ODOR 

You may see some evi­dence of hard water scale on plumb­ing fix­tures, iron/manganese stain­ing in sinks, tubs, etc.    Due to the geo­graph­i­cal lay out of the water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem in George­town, there are many dead ends where water does not flow at an opti­mal lev­el due to cul de sacs, etc.  This has cre­at­ed, in some cir­cum­stances, a build-up of iron reduc­ing bac­te­ria (which is not a health threat) caus­ing an objec­tion­able odor from the water.  Chlo­rine, a dis­in­fec­tant used to con­trol bac­te­ria and oth­er poten­tial­ly harm­ful sub­stances, is added to the water sup­ply.  In an attempt to bat­tle the iron reduc­ing bac­te­r­i­al prob­lem, the town has in the past increased it’s chlo­rine lev­els to cor­rect this prob­lem.  Unfor­tu­nate­ly, if your home is ear­ly in the water dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem, you will expe­ri­ence high­er lev­els of the chlo­rine and notice a poten­tial­ly objec­tion­able taste and/or odor.  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron in water see the Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine arti­cle at the fol­low­ing link: High Iron in Water Arti­cle.  For an arti­cle on Man­ganese in water, see the link at: Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle.

Water filtration in Georgetown, MA

DISSOLVED IRON BUILD-UP

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There are var­i­ous types of bad odors and tastes that you may expe­ri­ence in your water.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is not uncom­mon and is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may also be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this. For a more com­plete descrip­tion of this and oth­er poten­tial bad odors and taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS & WATER SOFTENERS

Prop­er­ly designed water fil­tra­tion and/or water soft­en­er sys­tems can be installed for the removal of any of the poten­tial caus­es of symp­toms you may be expe­ri­enc­ing.  A water soft­en­er is typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese in the water through Ion Exchange tech­nol­o­gy.    To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­tra­tion is required.  In George­town, how­ev­er, due to oth­er com­pli­ca­tions in the water chem­istry, an air induc­tion sys­tem com­bined with a spe­cif­ic fil­tra­tion media is nec­es­sary to effec­tive­ly remove the dis­solved iron and man­ganese.  H2O Care, Inc. has con­sult­ed with the town of George­town to review this sit­u­a­tion.

Water softener in Georgetown, MA

WATER SOFTENER WITH SEDIMENT FILTRATION INSTALL

Water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tions should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.

In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your George­town home’s water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

water filtration in Georgetown, MAWATER testing in Georgetown

H2O Care is an established,  full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114 with another office in Hudson, MA.  You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 978–777-8330. See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  H2O Care has been installing and servicing water softeners and other water filtration equipment since 1989.

 

Water filter for framingham

Framingham water filter

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion iden­ti­fies the Fram­ing­ham, MA pub­lic water source as well as some poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues that may ben­e­fit from a water fil­ter or water soft­en­er sys­tem.  If you have a pri­vate well, you should have your water test­ed and ana­lyzed before decid­ing if, or what type of water fil­ter sys­tem you should con­sid­er installing.

FRAMINGHAM,MA PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

The Fram­ing­ham water sup­ply orig­i­nates from the Mass­a­chu­setts Water Resources Author­i­ty (MWRA), orig­i­nat­ing at the Quab­bin and Wachusett reser­voirs, approx­i­mate­ly 65 and 35 miles west, respec­tive­ly.  The lat­est avail­able Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report can be viewed at the fol­low­ing link MWRA Link.  While the water qual­i­ty is gen­er­al­ly pret­ty good from MWRA, there are issues that may occur caus­ing var­i­ous types of stain­ing in the home’s sinks, bath­tubs, toi­lets, show­ers and oth­er plumb­ing fix­tures.  Addi­tion­al­ly, you may expe­ri­ence taste and odor issues that are com­mon­ly asso­ci­at­ed with chlo­ramine (a chlo­rine, ammo­nia com­pound), which is used to dis­in­fect the water and con­trol bac­te­r­i­al growth.  There is a “Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions” pub­li­ca­tion pro­vid­ed by MWRA that reviews what you may encounter.  See the link at Q & A MWRA

Water Softener & Water Filter

Water Soft­en­er & Sed­i­ment Fil­tra­tion installed at Point of Entry in Base­ment

Water Filters and Water Softeners

Water fil­ters can be installed for the removal of any of the poten­tial caus­es of symp­toms you may be expe­ri­enc­ing in Fram­ing­ham.  Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove dis­solved iron or man­ganese in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange.    To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Chlo­ramine can be removed with a car­bon fil­ter to remove bad taste and odor or with a reverse osmo­sis sys­tem for an even greater degree of water purifi­ca­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion on man­ganese, see the Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine arti­cle at Man­ganese in Water Arti­cle .  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron in water, see the link at Iron Arti­cle in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine.

Any water fil­ter or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tion for your home in Fram­ing­ham should start with a water test before an informed deci­sion can be made.  To deter­mine what type of water test­ing to have per­formed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple, call a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or a state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

Reverse Osmo­sis Purifi­ca­tion Sys­tem installed under sink. Sys­tem may be installed in base­ment & feed a sep­a­rate faucet at the sink

In sum­ma­ry, con­trol­ling your Fram­ing­ham, MA home’s water qual­i­ty is attain­able through prop­er water test­ing and equip­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tion with today’s avail­able water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies at a rea­son­able price.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

 

H2O Care is a region­al water fil­tra­tion and test­ing firm, formed in 1989.  Arti­cles pub­lished by the Com­pa­ny can be seen in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine or linked through the web­site pub­li­ca­tions sec­tion at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

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