Arsenic in water removal – merrimac, massachusetts

arsenic in water in Merrimac, MA

ARSENIC IN WATER REMOVAL SYSTEM FOR MERRIMAC, MA

REMOVAL OF ARSENIC IN WATER

Merrimac, MA homeowners are very surprised when they get their laboratory water test results back and see they have arsenic in their water.  Activities that could have left arsenic residuals include apple orchard spraying, coal ash disposal, and use of some pressure treated wood.  However, arsenic in water also occurs naturally and is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless contaminant. While there are associated serious health threats with ingestion, there are effective removal methods for 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 Merrimac, MA well water   Arsenic III and Arsenic V are the two primary forms of arsenic in water.  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.  Determining the ratio of Arsenic III versus Arsenic V in the water is, therefore, critical.  This will allow the design and implementation of a water filtration 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.

Approximately 20 percent of private wells in Massachusetts produce water that exhibit unhealthy levels of naturally occurring arsenic in water.  Even more wells have elevated concentrations of radon in water for which treatment is recommended. Wells that have not been properly maintained may produce water contaminated with bacteria and other contaminants.   Testing well water and inspecting your well 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.

Remove Arsenic in water Merrimac, MA

   ARSENIC REMOVAL TANKS

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS AND OTHER FACTORS

Water testing for Arsenic in water Merrimac, MA

WATER TEST

Having a complete laboratory water test and analysis, including parameters that can negatively impact arsenic removal media, is critical to a well designed, safe water treatment system 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 USAGE MONITORING

Water meter for arsenic in water monitoring in Merrimac, 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 YOUR WATER USAGE POST SYSTEM INSTALLATION – 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 ARSENIC FILTRATION TANKS SET-UP

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.

If water testing reveals radon in water, an aeration system that removes the radon gas and safely vents it to outside ambient air is very effective.  For more information about radon in water and how to remove it, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal/.  For information about a water softener system, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/water-softening-and-conditioning/.

arsenic in water in Merrimac, massachusetts

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

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