WATER FILTRATION FOR SHERBORN

Water filtration Sherborn,MA

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

As a Sherborn, MA resident, your home is supplied by private well water.  Most wells in New England require some type of water filtration or water softening to remove either aesthetically undesirable minerals or health threat contaminants.  Later in this write-up, specific contaminants that are commonly found in Sherborn private wells are identified and effective remediation methods are covered.  Excellent water quality is achievable with the proper approach.  As is the case with many wells and water supplies in Massachusetts, there are certain common contaminants that find their way into the water supply.

For more information on water quality in Sherborn, see the following link from the Enterprise Newspaper at Sherborn water quality article

 

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS

If you have a private well, water testing should be conducted by an EPA or Massachusetts state certified laboratory and should include analysis for at least the parameters in the table below.   Depending on your specific situation, additional testing may be required.  If you are uncertain about what to test for or how to take a proper sample and get it to a lab, you should contact a lab or water treatment professional for assistance.  They can walk you through the steps required to complete this task.  Typical items tested for at a lab are as follows:

Coliform bacteria pH
Arsenic Radon
Chloride Sodium
Iron Sulfate
Lead Conductivity
Manganese Nitrogen-Nitrate
 Hardness Total Dissolved Solids

COMMONLY FOUND CONTAMINANTS REQUIRING WATER FILTRATION

Common issues encountered in Sherborn private wells are manganese and iron along with low pH and sometimes the health threats radon and arsenic making their way into the water.  Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in water, however this may be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well. See the following link for a table of Symptoms, Problems & Solutions at Common Regional Water Problems.

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER

There are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  There are “point of entry” systems that will provide filtration for all of the water entering your home or facility.  Also, there are “point of use” water filtration systems that will provide filtered water at a sink or other single point of use, typically by feeding the filtered water to a designated, separate faucet.  Starting with a water test will help steer to the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

WATER FILTRATION & WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Water softeners are typically installed to remove the hard water minerals calcium and magnesium, as well as dissolved iron or manganese through a technology called Ion Exchange.  Particulate iron or manganese (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a properly sized sediment filtration set up.  Other types of water filtration systems may be required to remove some of the other contaminants identified in the water testing section above.  For more information on manganese in water, see the article at the following link  Manganese in Water Article in Water Technology  For more information on Iron in Water, see the article link at Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine.  Water filtration systems should be maintained at some regular interval to assure proper working function (with water testing).  The proper intervals typically are annually but may vary depending on your situation.

HEALTH THREAT CONTAMINANTS COMMON TO NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE WELLS

ARSENIC IN WATER

The Arsenic maximum allowable level in drinking water per the EPA is .01 mg/L (miligrams per liter) or 10 parts per billion.  Arsenic removal is performed with a specific media that grabs the arsenic out of the water. For more information on this see the link at ARSENIC LINK.

Arsenic water filtration Dover, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER REMOVAL SYSTEMS

RADON IN WATER

The current Massachusetts radon remediation action level is at 10,000 pCi/L (Pico curries per liter) in water.  The radon must be removed from the water and it is recommended testing the air for Radon as well.  It should be noted that New Hampshire requires action if radon is only at 2,000 pCi/L.  Maine and Rhode Island actionable levels are at 4,000 pCi/L.  For more information on radon see the link at RADON IN WATER.Removing radon from water requires a system in which the water is agitated in a sealed chamber then vented to the outside, sending the radon gas safely out of the home.  Other technologies and systems are used to remove other contaminants.  Any water filtration system designed should start with a water test before an informed recommendation can be made

 

whole house water filtration system for radon in water

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

 

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM Sherborn, MA

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.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.

 

WATER FILTRATION IN DOVER

Water filtration for Dover,MA

WATER FILTRATION FOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

As a Dover, MA resident, you likely have the town supplying water to your home with water but may have a private well, both of which may benefit from water filtration.  Later in this write-up, specific contaminants that are commonly found in Dover private wells and the public water supply are identified and effective remediation methods are covered.  Excellent water quality is achievable with the proper approach.  As is the case with many wells and water supplies in Massachusetts, there are certain common contaminants that find their way into the water supply.

For more information on water quality, testing, etc. for Dover, see the following link Dover, MA Annual Water Quality Report

 

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS

If you have a private well, a water sample should be test by a state or EPA certified laboratory and should include analysis for at least the parameters in the table below and potentially more depending on the situation.  If you are uncertain as to how to take a proper sample and get it to a lab, you should contact a lab or water treatment professional for assistance.  They can walk you through the steps required to complete this task.   If your water is town supplied, they frequently test for health threat contaminants, therefore, an in-home water test can be performed on items such as iron, hard water minerals, manganese, pH or chlorine level.  Typical items tested for at a lab are as follows:

Coliform bacteria pH
Arsenic Radon
Chloride Sodium
Iron Sulfate
Lead Conductivity
Manganese Nitrogen-Nitrate
 Hardness Total Dissolved Solids

COMMON CONTAMINANTS

Common issues encountered in Dover, MA private wells are manganese and iron along with low pH.   Sometimes homowners are surprised that their water test results confirm the health threats radon and arsenic in the water.  Even in the public water supply, you may notice symptoms of iron, manganese or low pH in the water.  For a chart of symptoms, causes and solutions, see the link at Common Regional Water Problems

Dover, MA Water filtration for low pH

Dissolved Copper from low pH causing Blue/Green Staining

 

Dover Water filtration for Iron removal

Dissolved Iron Staining Bathtub

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER

There are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water.  There are “point of entry” systems that will provide filtration for all of the water entering your home or facility.  Also, there are “point of use” water filtration systems that will provide filtered water at a sink or other single point of use, typically by feeding the filtered water to a designated, separate faucet.  Starting with a water test will help steer to the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

HEALTH THREATS COMMON TO NEW ENGLAND PRIVATE WELLS

The current Massachusetts radon remediation action level is at 10,000 pCi/L (Pico curries per liter) in water.  The radon must be removed from the water and it is recommended testing the air for Radon as well.  It should be noted that New Hampshire requires action if radon is only at 2,000 pCi/L.  Maine and Rhode Island actionable levels are at 4,000 pCi/L.  For more information on radon see the link at Radon In Water Link.

RADON IN WATER DOVER, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

The Arsenic maximum allowable level in drinking water per the EPA is .01 mg/L (miligrams per liter) or 10 parts per billion. For more information on this see the link at ARSENIC LINK- DEP Arsenic removal is performed with tanks containing a specific media that grabs the arsenic out of the water.  Removing radon from water requires a system in which the water is agitated in a sealed chamber then vented to the outside, sending the radon gas to ambient air.  Other technologies and systems are used to remove other contaminants.  Any water filtration system designed should start with a water test before an informed recommendation can be made.

Arsenic water filtration Dover, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

WATER FILTRATION & WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS

Water softeners are typically installed to remove hard water minerals, dissolved iron or manganese in the water through a technology called Ion Exchange.  Particulate iron or manganese (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a properly sized sediment filtration set up. Other types of water filtration systems may be required to remove some of the other contaminants identified in the water testing section above.  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.  See more information on manganese in water, see the article at the following link  Manganese in Water Article in Water Technology  For more information on Iron in Water, see the article link at Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine

 

water filtration in Dover, MA

H2O Care is an established, Masschusetts 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.

 

WATER SOFTENER IN NEWBURY,MASSACHUSETTS

Newbury, MA Water Softener

NEWBURY WATER SOFTENER TO ELIMINATE HARD WATER

The main hard water minerals found in Newbury are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese (“The stainers”) are also commonly found.  Water softening will greatly improve your water if you have hard water minerals, iron or manganese present. These common contaminants can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether the contaminants are in particulate form or in solution (dissolved). There are different types of water softeners, such as up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water.  Also, there are high efficiency water softeners that are designed to use less water and salt.  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 testing and analysis will help determine the best approach for you.

The table below identifies hard water levels:

Water Softener for Newbury,MA

Calcium and magnesium can have devastating affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean, even though the EPA has no published limits on these.  Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, including laundry, washing dishes or taking a shower. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Hard water may leave your hair feeling sticky and looking dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure throughout the house.

The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million as a secondary contaminant. Small amounts of these minerals can have very large and noticeable affects on your home’s water quality.  Iron and manganese bacteria, although much more rare, can be found in well water.  The presence of these contaminants would require a different type of water filtration system to correct.

OTHER AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON AND MANGANESE

Hard water build-up inside water heaters will insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank, tricking it to perform unnecessary extra work to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will likely reduce it’s estimated useful life.  Some other affects of these contaminants include corrosion and scaling inside pipes and major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks.  For those using their well water for outside lawn irrigation, iron and manganese can cause major staining of outside walkways, house siding and anyplace the water touches.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Newbury,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER WILL CORRECT?

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Depending on the specific situation, this could require a series of water filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of water filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Newbury,MA WATER SOFTENER

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

Radon and Arsenic are other contaminants that may be found in Newbury private well water.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants and will require other water filtration technology. Radon is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber, then venting it to the outside ambient air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with water filtration tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply. Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic, however, the other water in the home will require a point of entry arsenic removal system. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER Newbury, MA

 

H2O Care is a 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.

WATER SOFTENER SHERBORN,MA

Water softener Sherborn,MA

WATER SOFTENERS FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANAGANESE

A water softener will greatly improve your water if you have iron, manganese or hard water minerals present in your water. The main hard water minerals found are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese (often referred to as “the stainers”) are also commonly found in Sherborn, MA water. These contaminants found in Sherborn water can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether the forms are particulate or in solution.   Other impurities, if found in the water, can be removed with other types of water filtration systems.  A water test and analysis will chart a course of action.

There are different types of water softeners, including up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water.  Water testing can determine the best approach.  In some cases, a different type of water filtration system may make more sense to remove iron or manganese.

Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure throughout the house. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Calcium and magnesium can have devastating affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean, even though the EPA has no published limits on these.   The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million as secondary contaminants. Small amounts of these minerals can have very noticeable, even devastating affects on your home’s water quality.

The following chart which identifies hard water levels.  Compare to your test results:

Water Softener for Dover,MA

OTHER HARD WATER AFFECTS, IRON & MANGANESE

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank creating extra work to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will likely require early replacement.  Some other affects of these contaminants include corrosion and scaling inside pipes and major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks.  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.  For those using their well water for outside lawn irrigation, iron and manganese can cause major staining of outside walkways, house siding and anyplace the water touches.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Dover,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT?

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals. To remove particulate iron or manganese, water filtration utilizing a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Depending on the specific situation, this could require a series of filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Dover,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER NOT CORRECT?

water softener Dover,MA

WATER SOFTENER

A water softener will not remove the health threat contaminants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Sherborn, MA private well water and will require different water filtration technologies.  Radon is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber, then venting it to the outside ambient air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply. Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER SHERBORN, MA

 

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 at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com

WATER SOFTENER – DOVER,MA

 Water softener for Dover,MA

WATER SOFTENER FOR DOVER, MA

There are different types of water softeners, including up-flow versus down-flow which can make a big difference, particularly if there are elevated levels of iron or manganese in the water.  Water testing can determine the best approach.  A water softener will greatly improve your water if you have iron, manganese or hard water minerals present in your water. The main hard water minerals found are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese (often referred to as “the stainers”) are also commonly found in Dover, MA water. These contaminants found in Dover water can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment filter depending on whether their forms are particulate or in solution.

See the following chart which identifies hard water levels.  Compare to your test results:

Water Softener for Dover,MA

Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull.  Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure throughout the house. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Calcium and magnesium can have devastating affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean, even though the EPA has no published limits on these.   The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million as secondary contaminants. Small amounts of these minerals can have very noticeable, even devastating affects on your home’s water quality.

OTHER AFFECTS CREATED BY HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank creating extra work to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will likely require early replacement.  Some other affects of these contaminants include corrosion and scaling inside pipes and major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks.  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.  For those using their well water for outside lawn irrigation, iron and manganese can cause major staining of outside walkways, house siding and anyplace the water touches.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/

Water softener Dover,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UNCHECKED

WHAT WILL A WATER SOFTENER CORRECT

A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Depending on the specific situation, this could require a series of filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels in the water.  Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://h2ocare.com/publications/

Dover,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

A WATER SOFTENER WILL NOT CORRECT

water softener Dover,MA

WATER SOFTENER

Radon and Arsenic are other contaminants that may be found in Dover, MA private well water.  A water softener will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon is safely removed with an aeration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber, then venting it to the outside ambient air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with tanks filled with arsenic specific resin that captures the arsenic before it can get into the home’s water supply. Point of use systems for drinking water can use reverse osmosis technology to effectively remove arsenic. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

 

WATER SOFTENER Dover, MA

 

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 at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com
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