WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR RESTAURANTS IN MASSACHUSETTS

The following discusses potential water quality issues or concerns as well as water filtration options for water quality improvement at restaurants in Massachusetts.

H2O Care was formerly a division of Atlas Watersystems, Inc.


Depending on your water source, taste & odor issues as well as various types of staining of glass and dishware or in sinks, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures may be causing concerns in your restaurant. You may experience taste and odor issues that are commonly associated with chloramine (a chlorine, ammonia compound) or chlorine, which is used to disinfect the water and control bacterial growth in a number of public water supplies.  There is a “Frequently Asked Questions” publication provided by MWRA that reviews what you may encounter if you are on that supply system.  See the link at FAQs MWRA Water.  See the Water Filtration Systems section below for more information on water quality improvement.

TASTE & ODOR ISSUES/ PREMATURE EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS ?

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SEDIMENT & CARBON WATER FILTRATION MANIFOLD

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, bathroom fixtures, staining of laundry, etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing excellent water quality for drinking, washing, etc.  There are various approaches to providing your restaurant with better quality ice, good tasting water, and improved water quality to feed your dishwashers to avoid streaking on glasses and dinnerware OR premature equipment breakdowns.

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BEFORE & AFTER OF SEDIMENT/ CARBON FILTERS IN MASSACHUSETTS RESTAURANT

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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Various types of water filtration systems are available for the removal of any of the potential causes of symptoms you may be experiencing.  Water softeners are typically installed to remove hard water minerals, dissolved iron or manganese from the water through a technology called Ion Exchange.  To remove particulate iron or manganese, a properly sized sediment filter is required.  Bad tastes & odors can be removed with a sediment/carbon filtration system.  Additionally, to create very pure drinking water, a reverse osmosis system can be installed, which utilizes the same technology used to produce both Aquafina, Dasani and some other bottled waters.  There are various sized reverse osmosis systems to match the volume demands required.

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REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION

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

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

 

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 and previously a division of Atlas Watersystems, Inc.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazine or linked through the publications section on our website at http://h2ocare.wpengine.com.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.

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WATER FILTRATION for restaurants in Massachusetts

WATER FILTRATION FOR BOSTON RESTAURANTS

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

H2O Care was formerly a division of: Atlas Watersystems, Inc.


Water filtration in Boston, Massachusetts

BOSTON RESTAURANT WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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

TASTE & ODOR ISSUES/ PREMATURE EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS ?

water filtration for restaurant in boston

SEDIMENT & CARBON WATER FILTRATION  MANIFOLD

While symptoms of water quality issues such as bad odors & taste, staining of bathroom fixtures & laundry, premature equipment breakdowns etc. are indicators of problems, the preferred starting point is to get a water test to identify the minerals or contaminants in the water and at what quantity they exist.  This will lead to an effective system recommendation and route to providing excellent water quality for drinking, washing, etc.  There are various approaches to providing your restaurant with better quality ice, good tasting water, and improved water quality to feed your dishwashers to avoid streaking on glasses and dinnerware.

BEFORE & AFTER OF SEDIMENT/ CARBON FILTERS IN RESTAURANT

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

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Various types of water filtration systems are available for the removal of any of the potential causes of symptoms you may be experiencing.  Water softeners are typically installed to remove hard water minerals, dissolved iron or manganese from the water through a technology called Ion Exchange.  To remove particulate iron or manganese, a properly sized sediment filter is required.  Bad tastes & odors, which may be the result of the chloramine added into the MWRA water supply for disinfecting purposes, can be removed with a carbon filtration system.  Additionally, to create very pure drinking water, a reverse osmosis system can be installed, which utilizes the same technology used to produce both Aquafina, Dasani and some other bottled waters.  There are various sized reverse osmosis systems to match the volume demands required.

reverse osmosis for restaurant water filtration in Boston, MA

REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER PURIFICATION

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

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

 

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

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WATER FILTRATION for restaurants IN BOSTON, MA

WATER SOFTENER – STOUGHTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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WATER SOFTENER FOR STOUGHTON

The primary hard water minerals are magnesium and calcium (the hardness minerals), while iron and manganese (“the stainers”) can also be found in Stoughton 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, particulate or both.  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.

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DAMAGING HARD WATER SCALE BUILD-UP INSIDE PIPING

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 chart identifies hard water levels:

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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 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 WILL REMOVE

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/

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DISSOLVED IRON IN BATHTUB

WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER NOT REMOVE?

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  WATER SOFTENER

A water softener will not remove the health threat contaminants Radon and Arsenic which may be found in Stoughton 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 review your water test results and decide which system is right for you.

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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.  You can contact us by Email at [email protected] or call us at 800-539-1100.

HYDROGEN SULFIDE IN WATER – WRENTHAM, MASS

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HYDROGEN SULFIDE REMOVAL

IS HYDROGEN SULFIDE CAUSING A ROTTEN EGG SMELL ?

Hydrogen sulfide and sulfate-reducing bacteria are two forms of sulfur most commonly found in drinking water supplies. Both forms are nuisances that usually do not pose a health risk at the concentrations found in domestic wells, but can cause major aesthetic problems in your Wrentham home.

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A BAD EGG

Hydrogen sulfide gas, which causes a rotten egg smell in water, occurs naturally in certain ground waters containing decaying organic matter, such as marshes, swamps, wetlands and river beds. It may be found in either deep or shallow wells. Hydrogen sulfide is often present in wells drilled in shale or sandstone, or near coal or peat deposits or oil fields.

Hydrogen sulfide gives water a “rotten egg” smell and taste, and can cause nausea.  It is corrosive to metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass. It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils. It can also cause yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

Coffee, tea and other beverages made with water containing hydrogen sulfide may be discolored and the appearance and taste of cooked foods can also be affected. High concentrations of dissolved hydrogen sulfide also can foul the resin bed of an ion exchange water softener.

HYDROGEN SULFIDE in water in Wrentham, Massachusetts

TESTING FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE IN WELL WATER

Hydrogen sulfide can be difficult to test because the gas escapes into the atmosphere so quickly. Onsite testing is the most accurate method for determining concentration, especially if the odor is excessive. The odor is difficult to mistake.  For concentrations greater than 5 mg/L are more difficult to treat and could require special testing methods to assure accuracy.

The EPA sets standards for secondary water contaminants based on color, odor, taste, corrosiveness, foaming and staining properties. Hydrogen sulfide is not regulated because any concentration high enough to pose a health hazard will also make the water too unpalatable to drink.

WATER FILTRATION APPROACHES

Hydrogen sulfide can be treated with chlorination, aeration followed by filtration or ozone infusion. Depending on the H2S level present in the water, a determination can be made by your water treatment professional as to which method will be most effective.  Often, treatment for hydrogen sulfide is the same as for iron and manganese, allowing the removal of all three contaminants in one process. Based on the total water chemistry, the best approach can be determined.

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HYDROGEN SULFIDE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

IF ROTTEN EGG SMELL IS IN THE HOT WATER ONLY

Most water heater anode rods contain some sulfate therefore, If the water contains sulfate-reducing bacteria, a rotten egg odor is created in the hot water only. If this occurs, the first course of action is to replace the anode rod with an aluminum-based rod which limits the sulfate and therefore stops the odor.  Sulfate-reducing bacteria is treated with continuous chlorination. Removing sulfate mineral is difficult and usually not feasible, so chlorination kills the bacteria instead. The chlorination process involves a chemical feed pump system that injects a chlorine solution into the inlet of a retention tank that must be installed in the house piping. There are other considerations as well in this process which can be discussed with your water treatment professional.

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H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based water filtration and testing company formed in 1989, with offices in Hudson, MA (439 Main Street) & Middleton, MA (259 South Main Street) .  Articles published by the company in Water Technology Magazine can be seen at the company website http://www.h2ocare.com in the publications section.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100.

HYDROGEN SULFIDE IN WATER – UPTON, MASS

Hydrogen Sulfide in water in Upton, MA

HYDROGEN SULFIDE REMOVAL

IS HYDROGEN SULFIDE CAUSING A ROTTEN EGG SMELL ?

Hydrogen sulfide and sulfate-reducing bacteria are two forms of sulfur most commonly found in drinking water supplies. Both forms are nuisances that usually do not pose a health risk at the concentrations found in domestic wells, but can cause major aesthetic problems in your Upton home.

hydrogen sulfide or rotten egg smell in Upton, MA

BAD EGG

Hydrogen sulfide gas, which causes a rotten egg smell in water, occurs naturally in certain ground waters containing decaying organic matter, such as marshes, swamps, wetlands and river beds. It may be found in either deep or shallow wells. Hydrogen sulfide is often present in wells drilled in shale or sandstone, or near coal or peat deposits or oil fields.

Hydrogen sulfide gives water a “rotten egg” smell and taste, and can cause nausea.  It is corrosive to metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass. It can tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils. It can also cause yellow or black stains on kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

Coffee, tea and other beverages made with water containing hydrogen sulfide may be discolored and the appearance and taste of cooked foods can also be affected. High concentrations of dissolved hydrogen sulfide also can foul the resin bed of an ion exchange water softener.

HYDROGEN SULFIDE in water in Plainville, Massachusetts

TESTING FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE IN WATER

Hydrogen sulfide can be difficult to test because the gas escapes into the atmosphere so quickly. Onsite testing is the most accurate method for determining concentration, especially if the odor is excessive. The odor is difficult to mistake.  For concentrations greater than 5 mg/L are more difficult to treat and could require special testing methods to assure accuracy.

The EPA sets standards for secondary water contaminants based on color, odor, taste, corrosiveness, foaming and staining properties. Hydrogen sulfide is not regulated because any concentration high enough to pose a health hazard will also make the water too unpalatable to drink.

WATER FILTRATION APPROACHES

Hydrogen sulfide can be treated with chlorination, aeration followed by filtration or ozone infusion. Depending on the H2S level present in the water, a determination can be made by your water treatment professional as to which method will be most effective.  Often, treatment for hydrogen sulfide is the same as for iron and manganese, allowing the removal of all three contaminants in one process. Based on the total water chemistry, the best approach can be determined.

hydrogen sulfide water filtration for Upton, ma

HYDROGEN SULFIDE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS

ROTTEN EGG SMELL IS IN THE HOT WATER ONLY

Most water heater anode rods contain some sulfate therefore, If the water contains sulfate-reducing bacteria, a rotten egg odor is created in the hot water only. If this occurs, the first course of action is to replace the anode rod with an aluminum-based rod which limits the sulfate and therefore stops the odor.  Sulfate-reducing bacteria is treated with continuous chlorination. Removing sulfate mineral is difficult and usually not feasible, so chlorination kills the bacteria instead. The chlorination process involves a chemical feed pump system that injects a chlorine solution into the inlet of a retention tank that must be installed in the house piping. There are other considerations as well in this process which can be discussed with your water treatment professional.

Hydrogen Sulfide in drinking water in Upton, MaHydrogen sulfide removal in Upton, Mass

H2O Care is an established Massachusetts based water filtration and testing company formed in 1989, with offices in Hudson, MA (439 Main Street) & Middleton, MA (259 South Main Street) .  Articles published by the company in Water Technology Magazine can be seen at the company website http://www.h2ocare.com in the publications section.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100.
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