WATER SOFTENER FOR HUDSON, MASS.

water softener for Hudson, MA

WOULD A WATER SOFTENER BENEFIT MY HUDSON HOME?

As a Hudson, MA resident, you likely have the town supplying your home with water but may have a private well, both of which may benefit from a water softener or other water filtration system.   Later in this write-up, specific contaminants that are commonly found in Hudson private wells and the public water supply are identified and effective water filtration or water softener methods are covered.  Excellent water quality is achievable with the proper approach.

WHERE DOES MY WATER COME FROM IN HUDSON,MA?

The Hudson, MA public water supply is a blended supply.   Approximately 22% comes from the city of Marlborough,MA (which has a blended supply themselves from the MWRA, Lake Williams and the Millham reservoir in Marlborough).  The remaining 78% comes from several sources within Hudson including Gates Pond Reservoir and five different wells.  The water treatment that takes place prior to entering the distribution system varies depending on the source.  See the Hudson, MA water quality report at the following link:  Hudson Consumer Conf. Report.  If you have your own private well, your are your own supplier and are responsible for your own water quality.  For more, see below.

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WATER TEST FIRST

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.  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, hardness, manganese, pH or chlorine level.  Depending on whether or not your home is supplied by the town or you have a private well, items which may be 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 WATER CONTAMINANTS

Some common issues encountered in Hudson are manganese, iron and hard water.  Private wells may also experience low pH and sometimes the health threats arsenic and radon.  Hydrogen sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well. This problem is easily correctable with a water filtration system design specifically for this purpose.  It is particularly important to know if your private well water contains health threat contaminants in order to proceed accordingly and effectively.  See the “Water Softener and Other Water Filtration Systems” section below for more information on typical methods for removing water contaminants.  For a chart of symptoms, causes and solutions, see the link at Common Regional Water Problems

Water filtration for Iron removal in Hudson, MA

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

 

Water softener Hudson,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP UNCHECKED

 

Water Softener and Other Water Filtration Systems

A water softener is typically installed to remove hard water minerals, dissolved iron and manganese in the water through a technology called Ion Exchange.  A high efficiency water softener uses much less water and salt in the system’s self-cleaning (regeneration) cycle than older water softener systems.  Particulate iron or manganese (which is visible in the water) can be removed with properly sized sediment filtration. For more information about iron in water, see the article at the following link: Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine.  For more information on Manganese in water, see the link at: Manganese in Water Article in Water Technology.

REMOVE RADON FROM WATER

If testing results for Radon exceed the current Massachusetts guideline of 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.  Radon is effectively removed with a system that agitates the water in a sealed chamber, then vents the released radon gas safely outside of the home.  This equipment is installed at the water supply’s point of entry into the home.  For more information on radon see the link at http://h2ocare.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/radon-removal-from-well-water-91015.pdf

Water filtration for radon

RADON IN WELL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

REMOVING ARSENIC FROM WATER

The maximum allowable level of Arsenic 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 http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/drinking/arsenic-in-private-well-water-faqs.html.  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.  Removing Arsenic from water requires running the water through tanks containing a specific media that is arsenic specific.  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.

Remove arsenic from water in Hudson, MA

ARSENIC REMOVAL TANKS

 

Chlorine Removal 

If your home is supplied by town water, you may notice odor and taste associated with Chlorine as this is used for disinfection purposes by the town to control microorganisms including bacteria and others. 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.  A reverse osmosis drinking water system will also take care of this issue.

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H2O Care is an established 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 opened in May, 2017 on Route 62 (Main St.).  We can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling 978-777-8330.

 

WATER SOFTENER/ WATER FILTRATION FOR HOLLISTON, MASS

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WATER SOFTENER OR WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR HOLLISTON

WATER SOFTENER AND OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM OPTIONS

If your water comes from a private well and contains elevated levels of the minerals or contaminants identified later in this report, you may need a water filtration system or water softener to provide you with improved water quality.  From the most recent Annual Water Quality Report of Holliston’s public water supply:

Holliston’s water is drawn from five (5) groundwater supply wells located on properties owned and/or managed by the Holliston Water Department. The following is a list of the water supply sources, locations, and their total pumpage in 2015.

Source Name DEP Source ID# Gallons Pumped 2015 Location of Source
Well #4 2136000-04G 14,146,000 Off of Washington St
Well #5 2136000-05G 193,553,000 Off of Central St
Well #6 2136000-06G 39,000 Off of Brook St
Well #7 2136000-07G 64,501,000 Off of Mohawk Path
Well #8 2136000-08G 79,532,000 Off of Maple St

The most common water quality issues found in private well water in Holliston are Iron, Manganese, and the hard water minerals Calcium and Magnesium.   While Radon and Arsenic are less likely to be found, they should be tested for. While naturally occurring, the effects of these contaminants on your home’s water can either cause potential health concerns or aesthetic and other problems.  For detailed information on these, see the paragraphs below.  Also, for the complete 2015 Annual Water Quality Report, see the link at annual-water-quality-report.

IRON & MANGANESE REMOVAL

Iron and Manganese are naturally occurring minerals commonly found in New England’s water supply.  Together, they are commonly referred to as “The Stainers” in the water treatment industry.

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               HIGH EFFICIENCY WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM

IRON can show up in two forms; Dissolved in solution (ferrous form – clear water iron, can’t see until it stains) or precipitated (ferric) particulate iron which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of iron in your water include Red/Brown stains in sinks, tub, dishwasher, laundry and/or Metallic taste.  Iron may also show up in the form of Iron bacteria.  Although harmless, iron bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty iron-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of iron at .3 milligrams per liter.  The reason they call it a secondary contaminants is that iron isn’t considered a primary health threat.  See the link at Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine for more information on Iron in water and related water filtration challenges.  A water softener will be effective in removing dissolved iron from the water.  A water softener will also remove hard water minerals and provide you with soft water for cleaning, bathing, etc.  An “up-flow” water softener is recommended for water that contains high levels of dissolved iron as the contaminant can build up in the lower section of the softener over time with down-flow systems.  A water treatment professional can explain this more fully. Sediment filters are effective in removing particulate iron from the water and would typically be installed before the water softener.

MANGANESE also shows up dissolved in solution or precipitated (particulate) which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of manganese in your water include brownish-black staining in the dishwasher and other plumbing fixtures.   Manganese may also show up in the form of manganese bacteria.  Although harmless, manganese bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty manganese-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The U.S. EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of manganese at .05 milligrams per liter.  Manganese is also considered a secondary health threat, however at certain high levels, especially in children, can be a health threat.  For more information on this topic, see the link at Manganese Article Water Tech Magazine.  As with Iron, a water softener will be effective in removing dissolved manganese from the water.  Also as with Iron, an up-flow water softener is recommended to prevent potential build up in the lower section of the water softener.

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER

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 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/.

 

Remove radon from water in Holliston

RADON typically originates in deep wells that tap radon contaminated groundwater.  It is impossible to detect radon gas without appropriate and properly taken laboratory water tests.    The gas releases into air when water is turned on in your home via showers, faucets, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.  If radon is present in your home’s water, it may also be present in the air and should be tested accordingly.  Radon can be a serious health threat.  For more information, see the link at: Radon in Water Article .  Water filtration systems that effectively remove radon from water will include a sealed, agitation chamber that churns the water to release the radon gas, and then vents it safely outside.  The vent must be installed to release the gas at a high enough level outside of the home to allow it to safely mix with ambient air.  This proper venting is critical to a safely designed system.

Remove Radon from water in Holliston, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

WATER FILTRATION FOR ARSENIC REMOVALremove arsenic from water in Holliston

ARSENIC can have severe health consequences as it has been linked to cancer.  The maximum allowable level of Arsenic in drinking water per the EPA is .01 mg/L (miligrams per liter) or 10 parts per billion. Depending on the level of arsenic found in the water, certain sized tanks are filled with arsenic-specific media that will grab the arsenic out of the water.  Proper installation and maintenance is critical, but these systems are very effective and proven.  For an article we had published in Water Technology Magazine regarding arsenic in water, see the following link Arsenic Article in Water Tech

Remove arsenic from water

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM HOLLISTON, 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.  To contact us, email to [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.

WATER SOFTENER / WATER FILTRATION HAVERHILL

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WATER SOFTENER OR FILTRATION FOR HAVERHILL

DO YOU NEED A WATER SOFTENER OR WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM?

If your water comes from a private well and contains elevated levels of the minerals or contaminants identified later in this report, you may need a water filtration system or water softener to provide you with improved water quality.  From the most recent Annual Water Quality Report, Haverhill’s public drinking water comes from a combined water source, all of which are surface water. Water is pumped from Millvale Reservoir and Crystal Lake into Kenoza Lake, where the Water Treatment Plant is located. Round Pond and Winnekenni Basin overflow into Kenoza Lake.  For the complete report, see the following link:  Annual H2O Quality Report.

The most common water quality issues found in private well water in Haverhill are Iron, Manganese, Radon and Arsenic.  While these are mostly naturally occurring, the effects on your home’s water can either cause potential health concerns or aesthetic and other problems.  For more detail on these, see below.

WATER SOFTENER FOR IRON & MANGANESE 

Iron and Manganese are naturally occurring minerals commonly found in New England’s water supply.  Together, they are commonly referred to as “The Stainers” in the water treatment industry.

Water Filtration for Iron in Haverhill

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

Iron can show up in two forms; Dissolved in solution (ferrous form – clear water iron, can’t see until it stains) or precipitated (ferric) particulate iron which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of iron in your water include Red/Brown stains in sinks, tub, dishwasher, laundry and/or Metallic taste.  Iron may also show up in the form of Iron bacteria.  Although harmless, iron bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty iron-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of iron at .3 milligrams per liter.  The reason they call it a secondary contaminants is that iron isn’t considered a primary health threat.  See the link at Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine for more information on Iron in water and related water filtration challenges.  A water softener will be effective in removing dissolved iron from the water.  A water softener will also remove hard water minerals and provide you with soft water for cleaning, bathing, etc.  An “up-flow” water softener is recommended for water that contains high levels of dissolved iron as the contaminant can build up in the lower section of the softener over time with down-flow systems.  A water treatment professional can explain this more fully. Sediment filters are effective in removing particulate iron from the water and would typically be installed before the water softener.

Manganese similarly shows up dissolved in solution or precipitated (particulate) which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of manganese in your water include brownish-black staining in the dishwasher and other plumbing fixtures.   Manganese may also show up in the form of manganese bacteria.  Although harmless, manganese bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty manganese-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The U.S. EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of manganese at .05 milligrams per liter.  Manganese is also considered a secondary health threat, however at certain high levels, especially in children, can be a health threat.  For more information on this topic, see the link at Manganese Article in Water Tech Magazine.  As with Iron, a water softener will be effective in removing dissolved manganese from the water.  Also as with Iron, an up-flow water softener is recommended to prevent potential build up in the lower section of the water softener.

BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER

HYDROGEN SULFIDE is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well. This problem is easily correctable with a water filtration system design specifically for this purpose, typically carbon filtration, aeration or ozone depending on the level detected.

For more on the removal of other bad odors and tastes in water, such as fishy, metallic, musty, etc., see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.

COMMON HEALTH THREAT CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN NEW ENGLAND WELLS

Water Filtration For The Removal Of Radon From Water 

Remove radon from water in Haverhill

RADON typically originates in deep wells that tap radon contaminated groundwater.  It is impossible to detect radon gas without appropriate and properly taken laboratory water tests.  The gas releases into air when water is turned on in your home via showers, faucets, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.  If radon is present in your home’s water, it may also be present in the air and should be tested accordingly.  Radon can be a serious health threat.  For more information, see the link at: Radon in Water Article.Water filtration systems that effectively remove radon from water will include a sealed, agitation chamber that churns the water to release the radon gas, and then vents it safely outside. The vent must be installed to release the gas at a high enough level outside of the home to allow it to safely mix with ambient air.  This proper venting is critical to a safely designed system.

Remove Radon from with a Water Filtration System in Haverhill, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

Water Filtration To Remove Arsenic From Water

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Arsenic can have severe health consequences as it has been linked to cancer.  The maximum allowable level of Arsenic 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 Mass DEP Arsenic Link.  Depending on the level of arsenic found in the water, certain sized tanks are filled with arsenic-specific media that will grab the arsenic out of the water.  Proper installation and maintenance is critical, but these systems are very effective and proven.

Remove arsenic from water

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

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H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based 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 ROCKPORT, MA

WATER SOFTENER ROCKPORT, MA

A WATER SOFTENER WILL REMOVE HARD WATER MINERALS, IRON & MANGANESE

A water softener will remove hard water contaminants found in Rockport water.  The main hardness minerals are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese are also commonly found in Rockport.   A water softener will be very effective in noticeably improving your water quality if these contaminants are present in your water supply.  If your water has high levels or iron or manganese, an “up-flow” water softener versus a “down-flow” water softener is the preferred approach and will provide an effective solution.  High levels of these minerals can have an adverse affect on a water softener’s effectiveness over time on a down-flow water softener system.

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

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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, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull.  Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Hard water can also cause a residue build-up inside pipes, like a clogging artery 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 secondary contaminants. Small amounts of these minerals can have noticeable, or even devastating affects on your home’s water quality.

OTHER AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE AND HARD WATER

Some affects of hard water, iron & manganese include corrosion and scaling inside pipes (see photo below), major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks and destruction of hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life.  Hard water scale can also build-up inside hot water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This will reduce the useful life of your hot water heater and require early replacement.  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 Gloucester,MA

DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE UN-CHECKED

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER EFFECTIVELY REMOVE FROM YOUR WATER?

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/

Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well. This problem is easily correctable with a water filtration system design specifically for this purpose.

Gloucester ,MA iron staining

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

RADON IN WATER, ARSENIC IN WATER

Some homeowners in Rockport are quite surprised when water tests discover Radon or Arsenic in their private wells.  A water softener (water softening) will not remove these health threat contaminants. Radon is safely removed with a water filtration system that agitates the incoming well water, releasing the gas from the water in a sealed chamber, then venting it safely to the outside ambient air.  Arsenic in water can be removed at the point of entry into the home with a water filtration system consisting of 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, but not for the entire home’s water supply. Speak to a water treatment professional to decide which system is right for you.

 

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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.  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/ WATER FILTRATION IN BYFIELD, MA

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WATER SOFTENER / FILTRATION

WATER SOFTENER OR OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR WATER QUALITY UPGRADE?

Per the Byfield, MA Source Water Assessment and Protection Report, the wells for the Byfield Water District are located within two separate water supply protection areas, with portions extending into the towns of Georgetown, Groveland, and West Newbury. Each well has a Zone I radius of 400 feet. The wells are located in aquifers with a high vulnerability to contamination due to the absence of hydrogeologic barriers (i.e. clay) that can prevent contaminant migration. The link to this report is at Mass DEP – Byfield, MA.

If your private well contains elevated levels of the minerals or contaminants identified later in this report, you may need a water filtration system or water softener to improve your water quality.  If your home is supplied by town water, iron and manganese are not uncommon minerals found in Byfield that may need to be addressed.  For private wells, the most common water quality issues encountered in Byfield are Iron, Manganese, Radon and Arsenic.  These are not uncommon in Massachusetts private wells.  While these are mostly naturally occurring, the effects on your home’s water can either cause potential health concerns or aesthetic and other problems.  For more detail on these, see below.

WATER SOFTENER FOR IRON & MANGANESE (“The Stainers”)

Iron and Manganese are naturally occurring minerals commonly found in New England’s water supply.  Together, they are commonly referred to as “The Stainers” in the water treatment industry.

Water Filtration for Iron in Byfield

DISSOLVED IRON STAINING

Iron shows up in two forms; Dissolved in solution (ferrous form – clear water iron, can’t see until it stains) or precipitated (ferric) particulate iron which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of iron in your water include Red/Brown stains in sinks, tub, dishwasher, laundry and/or Metallic taste.  Iron may also show up in the form of Iron bacteria.  Although harmless, iron bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty iron-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The U.S. EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of iron at .3 milligrams per liter.  The reason they call it a secondary contaminants is that iron isn’t considered a primary health threat.  See the link at Iron Article in Water Technology Magazine for more information on Iron in water and related water filtration challenges.  A water softener will be effective in removing dissolved iron from the water.  A water softener will also remove hard water minerals and provide you with soft water for cleaning, bathing, etc.  An “up-flow” water softener is recommended for water that contains high levels of dissolved iron as the contaminant can build up in the lower section of the softener over time with down-flow systems.  A water treatment professional can explain this more fully. Sediment filters are effective in removing particulate iron from the water and would typically be installed before the water softener.

Manganese similarly shows up dissolved in solution or precipitated (particulate) which you can see in the water.  Typical symptoms of manganese in your water include brownish-black staining in the dishwasher and other plumbing fixtures.   Manganese may also show up in the form of manganese bacteria.  Although harmless, manganese bacteria can form gelatinous growths that my plug pipes or break free in slugs of dirty manganese-laden water with unpleasant tastes and odors.  The U.S. EPA drinking water regulations set a recommended secondary maximum contaminant level of manganese at .05 milligrams per liter.  Manganese is also considered a secondary health threat, however at certain high levels, especially in children, can be a health threat.  For more information on this topic, see the link at Manganese Article in Water Tech Magazine.  As with Iron, a water softener will be effective in removing dissolved manganese from the water.  Also as with Iron, an up-flow water softener is recommended to prevent potential build up in the lower section of the water softener.

Hydrogen Sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Manganese levels in the water as well. This problem is easily correctable with a water filtration system design specifically for this purpose.

RADON is impossible to detect without appropriate laboratory water tests.  Radon typically originates in deep wells that tap radon contaminated groundwater.  The gas releases into air when water is turned on in your home via showers, faucets, etc.  If radon is present in your home’s water, it may also be present in the air and should be tested accordingly.  Radon can be a serious health threat.  For more information, see the link at: Radon in Water Article

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR RADON IN WATER

Remove radon from water in Byfield

Water filtration systems that effectively remove radon from water will include a sealed, agitation chamber that churns the water to release the radon gas, and then vents it safely outside.  The vent must be installed to release the gas at a high enough level outside of the home to allow it to safely mix with ambient air.  This proper venting is critical to a safely designed system.  For more detailed information about radon in water, see the article at http://h2ocare.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/radon-removal-from-well-water-91015.pdf

Remove Radon from with a Water Filtration System in Byfield, MA

RADON IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

WATER FILTRATION TO REMOVE ARSENIC IN WATER

remove arsenic from water in ByfieldArsenic can have severe health consequences as it has been linked to cancer.

The maximum allowable level of Arsenic 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 http://www.watertechonline-digital.com/201110#&pageSet=8&contentItem=0.  Depending on the level of arsenic found in the water, certain sized tanks are filled with arsenic-specific media that will grab the arsenic out of the water.  Proper installation and maintenance is critical, but these systems are very effective and proven.

Arsenic water filtration

ARSENIC IN WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

In summary, if you are a resident of Byfield, MA or are considering becoming one, encountering any of the above issues in your water is not something that should prevent you from living in a town you’ve decided you would enjoy.  Water filtration systems including a water softener, sediment filtration, radon and arsenic removal systems are proven technologies that work and will provide you with excellent water quality.

H2O Care is an established, Middleton, MA (259 S. Main Street or route 114) based full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  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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