Food service water filtration Massachusetts


The following reviews water quality issues or concerns and Food Service water filtration options in Massachusetts.

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


Water hardness refers to the mineral content of water, commonly calcium and magnesium. The only way to determine the hardness level in the water is to have it tested.  Water hardness will vary from town to town and depending on the water source.   Water hardness also may vary somewhat by seasons of the year. When using dishwashers, you may notice a slight increase in “spotting or streaking” on glassware, flatware or white residue in kitchenware.  This residue consists mainly of calcium carbonate, the same ingredient found in anti-acid products and not a known health risk, but an annoying aesthetic problem that makes for a bad presentation to customers. On-going hard water can also eventually have a negative impact on your water using appliances with potential premature breakdowns, etc. Additionally, some equipment manufacturers specify water quality parameters in their users manual which could render warranties unenforceable if not adhered to. A properly specified, installed and maintained Food Service water filtration system consisting of a water softener can immediately solve the issue of hard water.

See the chart below for comparison to your water test results.

Food Service Water filtration system for hard water in Massachusetts


Food Service water filtration for restaurant in Massachusetts

Sediment & Carbon Filtration  

BAD ODORS & TASTES IN YOUR WATERchlorine smell and taste in water in Massachusetts

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 Food Service water filtration system recommendation and route to providing excellent on-going water quality for drinking, washing, etc.  There are various approaches to providing your restaurant with better quality ice, good tasting water, improved beverage taste and improved water quality to feed your dishwashers to avoid streaking on glasses and dinnerware.

Food service water filtration for Massachusetts

After & Before Sediment & Carbon Filters


Food service water filtration in Massachusetts

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 Massachusetts

Reverse Osmosis

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.  For more on hard water, see link at hard water usgs.

H2O Care is an established, Massachusetts based water filtration and testing firm, formed in 1989 with offices in Middleton and Stow, Mass with a service depot in Plymouth.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazines at publications.  Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.

water filtration for food service in Massachusetts