Arsenic in water removal in massachusetts

REMOVING ARSENIC IN WATER

arsenic in water removal

Arsenic in water removal, safe­ly & reli­ably in Mass­a­chu­setts

Arsenic is a nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring con­t­a­m­i­nant that is taste­less, odor­less and col­or­less.  It may also be found due to resid­ual from Apple Orchard spray­ing, treat­ed wood or coal ash residue.  Many Mass­a­chu­setts home­own­ers are quite sur­prised when they get their lab­o­ra­to­ry water test results back and see they have arsenic in their well water.  While there are seri­ous health threats asso­ci­at­ed with inges­tion, there are effec­tive meth­ods for its removal from well water.  For detail on poten­tial health affects, see the link at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs372/en/

TYPES OF ARSENIC IN WELL WATER

remove arsenic from water in Massachusetts   There are two pri­ma­ry forms of Arsenic found in well water, Arsenic III and Arsenic V.  Many Arsenic removal media have a low capac­i­ty for remov­ing Arsenic III from the water, there­fore, deter­min­ing the ratio of Arsenic III ver­sus Arsenic V in the water is crit­i­cal. This will allow the design and imple­men­ta­tion of a water treat­ment sys­tem that will effec­tive­ly remove it from the water.  There are meth­ods to oxi­dize the Arsenic III and con­vert it to Arsenic V for ease of removal.

Arsenic removal from well water

Arsenic removal tanks with media inside

WATER TEST & ANALYSIS

Water testing in Massachusetts

Mass­a­chu­setts water test

Hav­ing a com­plete lab­o­ra­to­ry water test and analy­sis, includ­ing para­me­ters that can neg­a­tive­ly impact arsenic removal media, is crit­i­cal to a well designed, safe water treat­ment sys­tem.  pH can sig­nif­i­cant­ly affect Arsenic media per­for­mance along with oth­er com­pet­ing ions such as Iron, Man­ganese, Hard­ness, Vana­di­um, Sul­fate, Phos­phate, Sil­i­ca, Total Dis­solved Solids, Sus­pend­ed Solids and Hydro­gen Sul­fide.  For a full arti­cle on this top­ic we’ve had pub­lished in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine, go to our pub­li­ca­tions sec­tion and click on the Arsenic removal arti­cle at http://h2ocare.com/publications/

WATER USAGE

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Deter­min­ing water usage is also crit­i­cal to design­ing an effec­tive removal sys­tem that will have the prop­er capac­i­ty.  Key infor­ma­tion would include well pump size, well pump flow rate, size of the incom­ing water line, num­ber of res­i­dents in the home, the num­ber of bath­rooms, space avail­abil­i­ty for equip­ment instal­la­tion, elec­tri­cal avail­abil­i­ty and water dis­charge loca­tion or restric­tions,  among oth­ers.

TRACKING USAGE AFTER SYSTEM INSTALLATION IS CRITICAL

A cou­ple of key com­po­nents for con­sid­er­a­tion when design­ing this type of sys­tem include:

  1.  Uti­liz­ing a meter to track flow rate and total gal­lons processed is crit­i­cal to deter­mine the home’s water demand.
  2.  Gal­lons used read­ings also assist in uncov­er­ing any poten­tial leaks in the home such as run­ning toi­lets, which will unnec­es­sar­i­ly pre­ma­ture­ly deplete the Arsenic media’s capac­i­ty.

LEAD/LAG

Because Arsenic is an taste­less, col­or­less and odor­less con­t­a­m­i­nant, it is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant to have two tanks in series in case the first tank is deplet­ed pri­or to sched­uled ser­vice with your water treat­ment com­pa­ny.  Ser­vice should be sched­uled at inter­vals deter­mined by the water use track­ing data accu­mu­lat­ed. This com­bined with appro­pri­ate water test­ing inter­vals are added safe­guards to pre­vent Arsenic from get­ting into the treat­ed water enter­ing the home.

In sum­ma­ry, find­ing Arsenic in your well water may first come as a shock, how­ev­er , if you are con­tem­plat­ing buy­ing a home that has Arsenic in the well, you can have a safe, effec­tive sys­tem installed to elim­i­nate this prob­lem.

 

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Water filtration for wayland, massachusetts

Wayland water filtration

As a res­i­dent, or prospec­tive res­i­dent of Way­land, MA, you may want to con­sid­er a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem if you are on a pri­vate well.  Although the town removes many of the con­t­a­m­i­nants from the water sup­ply in its fil­tra­tion process, there are some addi­tions to the water sup­ply that, although need­ed (chlo­rine for dis­in­fec­tion of microor­gan­isms) and flu­o­ride (con­tro­ver­sial — see arti­cle on Flu­o­ride in Drink­ing Water at http://www.watertechonline.com/to-fluoridate-or-not-to-fluoridate/), you may want to remove pri­or to drink­ing.  Addi­tion­al­ly, most water sup­plies in New Eng­land have ele­vat­ed lev­els of iron and man­ganese which town water sup­plies try to reduce the best they can.  To com­plete­ly elim­i­nate these min­er­als would require a sys­tem that is not eco­nom­i­cal­ly fea­si­ble and/or oper­a­tional­ly imprac­ti­cal.  To get rid of it all, a water soft­en­er or water fil­tra­tion sys­tem would be required.

 

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY IN WAYLAND

The Bald­win Pond Treat­ment Plant uses a process called Ultra Fil­tra­tion. This type of fil­tra­tion has sev­er­al advan­tages over tra­di­tion­al water fil­tra­tion: • Removes pathogens and tur­bid­i­ty in only one treat­ment step • Pro­vides an absolute bar­ri­er for bac­te­ria, virus­es, and par­a­sites • Com­pared to con­ven­tion­al dis­in­fec­tion treat­ment, no deac­ti­vat­ed pathogens remain in the water. This process involves a num­ber of steps start­ing with ozona­tion. Raw water is pumped into the Treat­ment Plant from a com­bi­na­tion of three ground­wa­ter wells. Once in the plant, the raw water is dosed with ozone to oxi­dize the iron and man­ganese that is nat­u­ral­ly present in the ground­wa­ter. Next, potas­si­um hydrox­ide is added to adjust the pH of the raw water and polya­lu­minum chlo­ride to aide in floc­cu­la­tion of the iron and man­ganese par­ti­cles. Then the raw water enters the ozone con­tact tank where the oxi­da­tion and floc­cu­la­tion takes place. After 70 min­utes of trav­el time, the water enters one of two 500-micron pre­filters to remove larg­er par­ti­cles. Once this process is com­plete, the raw water enters the Ultra Fil­tra­tion Units. After fil­tra­tion, the water trav­els to the clear well where sodi­um hypochlo­rite is added for dis­in­fec­tion, and sodi­um flu­o­ride is added to help pre­vent tooth decay. The Water Divi­sion con­tin­ues to oper­ate five (5) oth­er wells that all have a sim­i­lar treat­ment process. Water is pumped out of the ground where potas­si­um hydrox­ide is added to adjust the pH. Sodi­um hypochlo­rite is added for dis­in­fec­tion, and sodi­um flu­o­ride is added to help pre­vent tooth decay.

Water filtration for Iron in Wayland

Dis­solved Iron Build-Up

 

Water filtration for low pH in Wayland

Bluish/Green Stain­ing from Dis­solved cop­per due to low pH

 

Water Softener & Water Filtration Wayland, MA

Water Soft­en­er & Sed­i­ment Fil­tra­tion Installed at Point of Entry in Base­ment for Whole Home Water Con­di­tion­ing

 

Water Filtration Systems and Water Softeners

Water fil­tra­tion sys­tems can be installed for over­all qual­i­ty improve­ment or 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 in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange.    To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, a prop­er­ly sized sed­i­ment fil­ter is required.  Chlo­rine can be removed with a car­bon fil­tra­tion sys­tem to remove bad taste and odor.  Hydro­gen Sul­fide is evi­denced typ­i­cal­ly by a rot­ten egg smell in your water, how­ev­er this may be caused by high Man­ganese lev­els in the water as well.  A water fil­tra­tion specif­i­cal­ly for this prob­lem is effec­tive in cor­rect­ing this.

Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tion 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 Filtration Wayland, MA

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

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.

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based 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.comNote: New Hudson, MA office opening on Main St. (rte. 62) in May, 2017

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Water filtration shrewsbury, mass.

Shrewsbury water filtration service

WATER FILTRATION IN SHREWSBURY

Res­i­dents of Shrews­bury, MA may ben­e­fit from a water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tem whether their water is from the town’s pub­lic water sup­ply or their own pri­vate well.  The fol­low­ing dis­cuss­es both sit­u­a­tions with regard to poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues or con­cerns and the pos­si­ble need for a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er.  

SHREWSBURY, MA PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

Accord­ing to the Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report, the town’s water sup­ply comes entire­ly from a series of sev­en (7) active grav­el packed ground­wa­ter sup­ply wells, locat­ed in the north­west quad­rant of Town. The six wells are pumped to the Home Farm Water Treat­ment Plant facil­i­ty for treat­ment before enter­ing the dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem. State and fed­er­al drink­ing water reg­u­la­tions require cer­tain chem­i­cal treat­ments before ground­wa­ter enters the dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem:  Air strip­ping is per­formed on the waters from the Home Farm, 6–1, Home Farm 6–3 & 6–4 satel­lite wells and 6- 2 wells to remove VOC’S (Volatile Organ­ic Com­pounds). After treat­ment, lev­els have remained unde­tectable.  Chlo­rine is added to dis­in­fect the water to pre­vent water­borne dis­eases  Potas­si­um Hydrox­ide which adjusts the pH of the water and a phos­phate based cor­ro­sion inhibitor is added to min­i­mize lead and cop­per. Also, man­ganese is sequestered in the process to pre­vent prob­lems in the dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem  Flu­o­ride is added for tooth decay pre­ven­tion.  For more detail, see the Annu­al report at the fol­low­ing link: Shrews­bury, MA Annu­al Reports. The Shrews­bury Water Depart­ment, 100 Maple Ave, can be con­tact­ed at  (508) 841‑8506 for more information.The most com­mon calls we get from Shrews­bury res­i­dents is regard­ing hard water, man­ganese and taste & odor issues.

Hard water in Shrewsbury, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP UNCHECKED

COMMON WATER QUALITY ISSUES IN PRIVATE WELLS

Shrews­bury res­i­dents with pri­vate well water often inquire about water fil­tra­tion sys­tems or water soft­en­ers (water soft­en­ing) with regard to cor­rect­ing low pH (cor­ro­sion)Iron, Man­ganese, Hard Water and High Total Dis­solved Solids (TDS).  When water test results show low pH com­bined with High TDS, a prop­er­ly designed water fil­tra­tion sys­tem can become more com­pli­cat­ed.  In this case, a non-tra­di­tion­al, but effec­tive approach may have to be tak­en to neu­tral­ize the low pH.  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.  Water soft­en­ing is very effec­tive when prop­er­ly spec­i­fied, installed and ser­viced.   See arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine on Iron in water and Man­ganese in water at the fol­low­ing link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/.

BAD ODORS & TASTES

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In addi­tion to the above sys­tems described, there are many oth­er types of sys­tems to remove bad tastes & odors, sed­i­ment and many oth­er objec­tion­able min­er­als and con­t­a­m­i­nants that may be present in the water. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on bad odors and tastes in your water, see the link at: http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

WATER TESTING

As a home buy­er or sell­er, there are always ques­tions that come up regard­ing test­ing the water when a home is ser­viced by a pri­vate well.  If you are buy­ing, have bought or are sell­ing a home that has its own well water in Shrews­bury, you will need to make sure it is test­ed.  Informed deci­sions regard­ing the need for a water soft­en­er (water soft­en­ing) or any oth­er water fil­tra­tion sys­tem can­not be made with­out a com­plete water test being per­formed and ana­lyzed.

Water test­ing should be con­duct­ed by an EPA or Mass­a­chu­setts state cer­ti­fied lab­o­ra­to­ry and should include min­i­mal­ly, an analy­sis for the para­me­ters in the table below.  If you are uncer­tain as to what to have test­ed and how to take a prop­er sam­ple and get it to a lab, you should con­tact a lab or water treat­ment pro­fes­sional for assis­tance.   In addi­tion to hard water min­er­als, oth­er typ­i­cal items test­ed for are as fol­lows:

Col­iform bac­te­ria pH
Arsenic Radon
Chlo­ride Sodi­um
Iron Sul­fate
Lead Con­duc­tiv­i­ty
Man­ganese Nitro­gen-Nitrate

If the test­ing results for Radon exceed the cur­rent Mass­a­chu­setts guide­line of ten thou­sand (10,000) pCi/L in water, then the radon must be removed from the water and it is rec­om­mend­ed that test­ing the air for Radon is per­formed as well.  It should be not­ed that New Hamp­shire requires action if radon is 2,000 pCi/L (pico cur­ries per liter), Maine and Rhode Island are at 4,000 pCi/L.  A water fil­tra­tion sys­tem that will agi­tate and remove the radon gas by vent­ing it out­side will cor­rect the radon in water issue.   If the results for Arsenic come in at or above .01 parts per bil­lion, then a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem for remov­ing the Arsenic must be installed.

 

Water softener install

BASEMENT INSTALLED WATER SOFTENER WITH SEDIMENT FILTER

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing sys­tems can be installed to soft­en hard water or for the removal of any of the con­t­a­m­i­nants list­ed in the above table and more. Water soft­en­ers are typ­i­cal­ly installed to remove hard water min­er­als (cal­ci­um & mag­ne­sium) and dis­solved iron or man­ganese in the water through a tech­nol­o­gy called Ion Exchange.  Arsenic is removed with tanks con­tain­ing a spe­cif­ic media that “grabs” the arsenic out of the water.  Remov­ing radon from water requires a sys­tem which agi­tates the water in a sealed com­part­ment, then vents the radon gas safe­ly to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Oth­er tech­nolo­gies and sys­tems may be used to remove the oth­er con­t­a­m­i­nants.  Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem designed should start with a water test before an informed rec­om­men­da­tion can be made.

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H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based 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 at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100H2O Care services all makes & models.

Water softener for westwood?

Westwood,MA Water Softener

WATER SOFTENER

Water soft­en­er or water fil­tra­tion sys­tem options are iden­ti­fied in this paper for pur­pos­es of improv­ing water qual­i­ty in West­wood, MA.  Addi­tion­al­ly, cer­tain aspects of the pub­lic water sup­ply are reviewed.  If you have a pri­vate well, it is high­ly rec­om­mend­ed that you get your water test­ed and ana­lyzed.  This is the only way to iden­ti­fy whether or not you should be con­sid­er­ing a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er (water soft­en­ing) sys­tem.

WESTWOOD’S PUBLIC WATER SOURCE

The District’s water sup­ply is from ground­wa­ter. There are four­teen wells, six in West­wood and eight in Ded­ham. There are also emer­gency con­nec­tions with the Mass­a­chu­setts Water Resources Author­i­ty, the City of Boston and the Towns of Nor­wood and Need­ham. There is also the abil­i­ty to pur­chase water from the MWRA on a rou­tine basis, up to 36 mil­lion gal­lons annu­al­ly, how­ev­er less than 1% of the annu­al water require­ment is accessed this way..

The Dis­trict has two water treat­ment plants where water from all of its reg­u­lar­ly pumped wells is fil­tered. Chlo­rine is added for dis­in­fec­tion, flu­o­ride is added for pre­vent­ing tooth decay, and iron and man­ganese (nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring min­er­als found in New Eng­land ground­wa­ter) are removed. The pH and alka­lin­i­ty are adjust­ed to neu­tral­ize the  slight­ly acidic char­ac­ter­is­tics of the ground­wa­ter so that it is less cor­ro­sive to pip­ing and plumb­ing. Numer­ous tests are per­formed, rang­ing from con­tin­u­ous­ly, for mon­i­tor­ing pH and oth­er treat­ment plant per­for­mance indi­ca­tors, while oth­er para­me­ters are ana­lyzed dai­ly, week­ly, quar­ter­ly or annu­al­ly depend­ing on reg­u­la­to­ry require­ments.  For the full Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report, see the link at: West­wood MA Annu­al-Water-Qual­i­ty-Report

HARD WATER

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion tak­en from the Annu­al Water Qual­i­ty Report, aver­age water hard­ness was iden­ti­fied at 116.5 mg/L (miligrams per liter) with a range from 89.9 to 143 mg/L.  The aver­age lev­el test­ed is in the mod­er­ate­ly hard range (see scale below), while the upper lev­el of the range test­ed is con­sid­ered hard.  A water test would be required to deter­mine what lev­el your home’s water is at.

See the hard water scale below:

Water Softener for Westwood, MA

Hard water may result in scal­ing on plumb­ing fix­tures and inside pipes, dull laun­dry, and will make it “hard­er to clean” than with soft water. When water falls as rain, it’s “soft” and free of hard water min­er­als. It picks up min­er­als as it pass­es through rock, sand and soil. Hard water is high in min­er­al salts, espe­cial­ly cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium ions. This is no fault of the town, but just the cards they have been dealt.  For more infor­ma­tion on hard water, see the link at the Water Qual­i­ty Asso­ci­a­tion web­site at Per­cep­ti­ble-Issues/S­cale-Deposits

Hard Water in Westwood, MA needs Water Softener

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WATER SOFTENER & OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­ing 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 dis­solved hard water min­er­als (cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium) and 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.  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 or chlo­ramine can be removed with a car­bon fil­tra­tion sys­tem while remov­ing bad taste and odor.

Water Softener for Westwood, MA

WATER SOFTENER

 

Water Softener with Sediment Filter in Westwood, MA

WATER SOFTENER WITH SEDIMENT FILTER

Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er rec­om­men­da­tion 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 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 an established  water filtration and testing firm with offices in Hudson & Middleton, MA, formed in 1989.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the website publications section at h2o care website.

WATER SOFTENER WESTWOOD, MA

Water softener for rowley, massachusetts

Rowley,MA Water Filtration

This paper reviews poten­tial water qual­i­ty issues as well as water soft­en­er (water soft­en­ing) or oth­er fil­tra­tion options for res­i­dents of Row­ley, MA.  Most of this pre­sen­ta­tion is direct­ed toward the pub­lic water sup­ply, how­ev­er, if you have a pri­vate well you may expe­ri­ence sim­i­lar and/or oth­er water qual­i­ty issues.  Being a pri­vate well own­er puts the respon­si­bil­i­ty of water test­ing and water qual­i­ty main­te­nance in your own hands.  If you need assis­tance in deter­min­ing prop­er test­ing para­me­ters and inter­vals, con­tact a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al or state cer­ti­fied lab.

WHERE DOES ROWLEY’S PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY COME FROM?

The drink­ing water for the Town of Row­ley comes from three ground­wa­ter wells locat­ed on Town-owned parcels of land with­in the Park­er Riv­er Basin. Ground­wa­ter comes from rain and snow melt per­co­lat­ing through the ground and flows through the spaces between soil par­ti­cles and through frac­tures in rock. paces between soil par­ti­cles and through frac­tures in rock. Ground­wa­ter is vul­ner­a­ble to con­t­a­m­i­na­tion from many types of land uses and activ­i­ties, includ­ing road salt, sep­tic sys­tems and improp­er dis­pos­al of haz­ardous mate­ri­als.

HOW ARE THESE SOURCES PROTECTED? Mass DEP has pre­pared a Source Water Assess­ment Pro­gram (SWAP) Report for the water sup­ply sources serv­ing the Town of Row­ley. The SWAP Report assess­es the sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty of pub­lic water sup­plies. A sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty rat­ing of high was assigned to this sys­tem using the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed dur­ing Mass DEP’s assess­ment, due to the absence of hydro­log­i­cal bar­ri­ers that could pre­vent migra­tion of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion into the Town’s ground­wa­ter sup­ply. The com­plete SWAP Report is avail­able at http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/drinking/swapreps.htm. You can also vis­it Rowley’s web­site http://www.rowleywater.com for more infor­ma­tion.

For the com­plete Row­ley Annu­al Report, go to the link at: 2015 Water Qual­i­ty Report

WATER TREATMENT PROCESS BEFORE DISTRIBUTION (per the Rowley Annual Report)

Per the Row­ley Annu­al Report, “Our water sys­tem makes every effort to pro­vide you with good qual­i­ty drink­ing water. Well #3 and Well #5 are treat­ed and fil­tered through the treat­ment plant. We add sodi­um hypochlo­rite for dis­in­fec­tion to pro­tect you against micro­bial con­t­a­m­i­nants, potas­si­um per­man­ganate for man­ganese removal, ortho-polyphos­phate for seques­tra­tion of iron, and sodi­um hydrox­ide for pH adjust­ment and cor­ro­sion con­trol. Well #2 is treat­ed with sodi­um hypochlo­rite for dis­in­fec­tion to pro­tect you against micro­bial con­t­a­m­i­nants, ortho-polyphos­phate for seques­tra­tion of iron, and sodi­um hydrox­ide for pH adjust­ment and cor­ro­sion con­trol.”

 

Hard Water needs Water Softener for Rowley,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

 

Water filtration or water softener for iron in Rowley,MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

 

Water Softener / Water Filtration Systems 

Water fil­tra­tion or water soft­en­er 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.   Water soft­en­er tech­nol­o­gy is called Ion Exchange.   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 and also remove bad taste and odor.  For more infor­ma­tion on Iron or Man­ganese, see the attached link for arti­cles in Water Tech­nol­o­gy Mag­a­zine: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Water Softener with Sediment & Carbon Filtration in Rowley,MA

Water Soft­en­er With Sed­i­ment / Car­bon Fil­tra­tion

Any water fil­tra­tion sys­tem or water soft­en­er (water soft­en­ing) 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 water soft­en­er or water fil­tra­tion spec­i­fi­ca­tion.  Prop­er on-going main­te­nance is also crit­i­cal to main­tain a con­sis­tent lev­el of great water qual­i­ty.

 

WATER SOFTENER ROWLEY, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  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.

 

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