Arsenic in well water — westborough, mass

arsenic in well water Westborough, MA

ARSENIC IN WELL WATER REMOVAL SYSTEM

Remove Arsenic in well water Westborough, MA

REMOVAL OF ARSENIC IN WELL WATER

  Arsenic in well water occurs nat­u­ral­ly and is a taste­less, odor­less and col­or­less con­t­a­m­i­nant.  Oth­er activ­i­ties that could have left arsenic resid­u­als include apple orchard spray­ing, coal ash dis­pos­al, and use of some pres­sure treat­ed wood.  West­bor­ough, MA home­own­ers with pri­vate wells 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/

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 in well water in Westborough, MA

Arsenic removal tanks with media inside

WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS AND OTHER FACTORS

Water testing for Arsenic in well water Wesetborough, 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 USAGE MONITORING

Water meter for arsenic in well water monitoring in Westborough, 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 SYSTEM 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

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/.

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