Water softener acton, ma

Acton Water Softener

WATER SOFTENER FOR  ACTON, MA

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in Acton water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  Depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late, these con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment water fil­tra­tion instal­la­tion.

Water test­ing and analy­sis will deter­mine the best course of action.  A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.

Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er.  Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy.   Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

Water softener Acton, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

Mag­ne­sium and Cal­ci­um may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these. The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

The fol­low­ing iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.

Water Softener for Acton,MA

 

THE AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE AND HARD WATER

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.  For those using their well water for lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of walk­ways, sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.  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.

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER REMOVES

A water soft­en­er effec­tive­ly removes dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als from the water.  To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, water fil­tra­tion uti­liz­ing a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive.  Depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els of dif­fer­ent sized par­ti­cles in the water.  Select­ing an 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/

Acton ,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT WON’T A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

water softener Acton, MA

WATER SOFTENER

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Acton and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  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.  Radon can be safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then safe­ly vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER acton

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

Water softener for ashland,ma

water softener Ashland, MA

WATER SOFTENER FOR HARD WATER, IRON & MANAGANESE

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in Ash­land water, most­ly in pri­vate wells. These con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late.

A water test and analy­sis will deter­mine the best course of action.  A water soft­en­er will improve your water great­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.

Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er.  Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy.   Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

Water softener ASHLAND, MA

Hard water build-up inside pipes unchecked

Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.   The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

The fol­low­ing iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.

Water Softener for Ashland,MA

AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE AND HARD WATER

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.  For those using their well water for lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of walk­ways, sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.  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.

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER REMOVES

A water soft­en­er effec­tive­ly removes dis­solved forms of iron & man­ganese and hard­ness min­er­als from the water.  To remove par­tic­u­late iron or man­ganese, water fil­tra­tion uti­liz­ing a car­tridge fil­ter with prop­er micron rat­ing will be effec­tive.  Depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, this could require a series of fil­ters with dif­fer­ent size micron rat­ings to han­dle heav­ier lev­els of dif­fer­ent sized par­ti­cles in the water.  Select­ing an 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/

aSHLAND ,MA iron staining

Dis­solved Iron Stain­ing bath­tub

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER NOT REMOVE?

water softener Ashland, MA

Water Soft­en­er

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Ash­land and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  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.  Radon can be safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then safe­ly vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER Ashland, MA

 

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.com.  Contact us at [email protected] or by calling us at 800–539-1100.

Water softener for upton, massachusetts

water softener or water filtration for Upton, MA

WATER SOFTENER OR OTHER WATER FILTRATION FOR UPTON,MA

The pri­ma­ry hard water min­er­als are mag­ne­sium and cal­ci­um (the hard­ness min­er­als), while iron and man­ganese (“the stain­ers”) can also be found in Upton water, most­ly in pri­vate wells.  A water soft­en­er will improve your water immense­ly if you have hard water min­er­als, iron, or man­ganese in your water. These con­t­a­m­i­nants can be removed with a water soft­en­er and/or a prop­er­ly spec­i­fied sed­i­ment fil­ter depend­ing on whether the contaminant’s form is in solu­tion or par­tic­u­late.   If oth­er impu­ri­ties are con­firmed in the water test, they can be removed with oth­er types of water fil­tra­tion sys­tems.  A water test and analy­sis will deter­mine the best course of action.

Hard water inter­feres with many clean­ing tasks, from doing the laun­dry to wash­ing dish­es to tak­ing a show­er.  Wash­ing your hair in hard water may leave it feel­ing sticky and dull.  Dish­es and glass­es get spot­ted and a film may build up on show­er doors, bath­tubs, sinks and faucets.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy.   Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can low­er water pres­sure.

Water softener or water filtration Upton, MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER BUILD-UP UNCHECKED

Cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium may have major affects on your home’s plumb­ing and your abil­i­ty to clean, even though the EPA has no pub­lished lim­its on these.   The max­i­mum allow­able lev­el (per the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency) for iron as a sec­ondary con­t­a­m­i­nant is .3 parts per mil­lion and for man­ganese is .05 parts per mil­lion. Small amounts of these min­er­als can have very notice­able, even dam­ag­ing affects on your home’s water qual­i­ty.

Water soft­en­ers vary, 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.  In some cas­es where the water chem­istry is more com­pli­cat­ed, a dif­fer­ent type of water fil­tra­tion sys­tem may make more sense to remove iron or man­ganese.

The fol­low­ing iden­ti­fies hard water lev­els.  Com­pare your test:

Water Softener or water filtration for Upton,MA

THE AFFECTS OF 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.  For those using their well water for lawn irri­ga­tion, iron and man­ganese can cause major stain­ing of walk­ways, sid­ing and any­place the water touch­es.  See the link at http://h2ocare.com/lawn-irrigation/.  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.

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

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/

water softener or water filtration for Upton ,MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

WHAT DOESN’T A WATER SOFTENER REMOVE?

water softener or water filtration Upton, MA

WATER SOFTENER

A water soft­en­er will not remove the health threat con­t­a­m­i­nants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Upton and will require dif­fer­ent water fil­tra­tion tech­nolo­gies.  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.  Radon can be safe­ly removed with an aer­a­tion sys­tem that agi­tates the incom­ing well water, releas­ing the gas from the water in a sealed cham­ber, then safe­ly vent­ing it to the out­side ambi­ent air.  Speak to a water treat­ment pro­fes­sion­al to decide which sys­tem is right for you.

WATER SOFTENER UPTON, MA

 

H2O Care is an established regional 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.comhttp

Arsenic in well water removal, carlisle

arsenic in water n Carlisle, MA

ARSENIC IN WELL WATER REMOVAL

REMOVE ARSENIC IN WELL WATER

All of Carlisle, Mass. res­i­dents get their drink­ing water from a pri­vate well, but 20 per­cent of pri­vate wells in Mass­a­chu­setts pro­duce water that exhib­it unhealthy lev­els of nat­u­ral­ly occur­ring arsenic in well water. Inspect­ing your well and test­ing well water is the best way to make sure that your water is clean and safe to drink, but well own­ers often don’t have the right kinds of tests done or do not use accred­it­ed lab­o­ra­to­ries.

Arsenic in well water occurs nat­u­ral­ly and is a taste­less, odor­less and col­or­less con­t­a­m­i­nant.  Some activ­i­ties that could have left arsenic resid­u­als include apple orchard spray­ing, coal ash dis­pos­al, and use of some pres­sure treat­ed wood.   Many Carlisle, MA home­own­ers are very sur­prised when they get their lab­o­ra­to­ry water test results back and see they have arsenic in their water.  While there are seri­ous health threats asso­ci­at­ed with inges­tion, there are effec­tive meth­ods for remov­ing arsenic in well water.  For detail on poten­tial health affects, see the link at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs372/en/

remove arsenic from water in Carlisle   The two pri­ma­ry forms of Arsenic in well water are Arsenic III and Arsenic V.  Many Arsenic removal media have a low capac­i­ty for remov­ing Arsenic III from the water, there­fore, con­vert­ing it to Arsenic V for removal is a com­mon approach.  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 in Carlisle, MA

Arsenic removal tanks with media inside

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS AND OTHER FACTORS

Water testing for Arsenic in well water Carlisle, MA

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 that will remove arsenic in well water.  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 which 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 USE MONITORING

Water meter for arsenic in well water monitoring Carlisle, MA

Deter­min­ing water usage is also crit­i­cal to design­ing an effec­tive arsenic in water 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 WATER USAGE POST INSTALLATION IS VERY IMPORTANT

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 TANK SET-UP INCREASES SAFETY

Because Arsenic in well water is a 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 well water may first come as a shock, how­ev­er , if you are con­tem­plat­ing buy­ing a home that has it,  a safe, effec­tive sys­tem can be installed to elim­i­nate this prob­lem.

arsenic in water Carlisle, ma

 

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based water testing & filtration company formed in 1989.  The company has been published multiple times in Water Technology magazine.  See our publications section link on our home page at www.h2ocare.com.  Contact us at [email protected] or call 800–539-1100.

Arsenic in water — boxborough, ma

REMOVAL OF ARSENIC IN WATER

Boxborough arsenic in water

ARSENIC IN WATER REMOVAL SYSTEM

While there are seri­ous health threats asso­ci­at­ed with inges­tion of arsenic, there are effec­tive and safe meth­ods for remov­ing arsenic in water.  Arsenic in water occurs nat­u­ral­ly and is a taste­less, odor­less and col­or­less con­t­a­m­i­nant.  Cer­tain activ­i­ties that could have left arsenic resid­u­als include apple orchard spray­ing, coal ash dis­pos­al, and use of some pres­sure treat­ed wood.  Many Boxbor­ough home­own­ers are quite sur­prised when get­ting their lab test results back and find they have arsenic in their well water.   For detail on poten­tial health affects, see the link at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs372/en/

remove arsenic from water in Boxboro   Pri­ma­ry forms of Arsenic in water are Arsenic III and Arsenic V.    Many arsenic removal media have low capac­i­ties for remov­ing Arsenic III from the water, there­fore con­vert­ing it to Arsenic V (which is eas­i­er to remove) is a com­mon approach.  Deter­min­ing the Arsenic III ver­sus Arsenic V ratio in water is crit­i­cal as this will allow the design and imple­men­ta­tion of a water fil­tra­tion sys­tem that will effec­tive­ly remove it.   There are meth­ods to oxi­dize the Arsenic III and con­vert it to Arsenic V for ease of removal.  While not all towns have detect­ed arsenic in their well water, pock­ets have been found in Boxbor­ough which ele­vates the impor­tance of prop­er test­ing, fol­low-up, etc.

Arsenic removal from Boxborough, MA well water

Arsenic removal fil­tra­tion tanks with media inside

WATER TEST & ANALYSIS AND OTHER FACTORS

Water testing for Arsenic in well water Boxboro, MA

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 that will remove the arsenic in water.  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 which 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 MONITORING

Water meter for arsenic in well water Boxborough, MA

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 WATER USE AFTER SYSTEM INSTALLATION IS IMPORTANT

A cou­ple of key com­po­nents for con­sid­er­a­tion when design­ing a sys­tem to remove arsenic in water 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 TANK DESIGNED FOR ADDED SAFETY

Because Arsenic in water is a 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.

To sum­ma­rize, while find­ing Arsenic in water may first come as a shock, 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 and pro­vide safe drink­ing water.

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