Residents of Lakeville, MA with a private well or town water supplying their home may require a water softener or other water filtration system to correct potential water quality issues. Lakeville has its own unique issues as do many other towns. There are proven water filtration and water softener systems to remove contaminants and provide you with excellent water quality, however the best approach will be dictated by the water test results and analysis.
COMMON CONTAMINANTS FOUND IN LAKEVILLE WATER
Some common issues encountered in Lakeville, MA wells are hard water,manganese and iron along with low pH and sometimes the health threats Radon and Arsenic in private well water. If the water testing results for Radon exceeds the current Massachusetts guideline of 10,000 pCi/L in water, the radon must be removed from the water and the Board of Health recommends testing for Radium 226 and Radium 228 as well as Gross Alpha testing. For more information on radon, see the link at Radon Removal Article.
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 Info.
WATER SOFTENERS & FILTRATION SYSTEMS
Water softeners are typically installed to remove dissolved iron or manganese in the water through a technology called Ion Exchange. Certain types of cartridge filters may also be used to remove particulate iron or manganese as opposed to that which is dissolved in solution.
Arsenic is removed with water filtration tanks containing a specific media that “grabs” the arsenic out of the water as it flows through the tank at the water supply’s point of entry to the home. Other technologies and water filtration systems are used to remove the other contaminants. Any water filtration or water softener system designed should start with a water test before an informed recommendation can be made.
Removing radon from water requires a system where the water is agitated in a concealed chamber then vented to the outside, sending the radon gas safely out of the home to ambient air.
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