The following reviews potential water quality issues or concerns for Wilmington, Massachusetts residents.
WATER FILTRATION & WATER SOFTENING
Water filtration systems can be installed 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 (calcium and magnesium) as well as 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. Chloramine can be removed with a carbon filtration system to remove bad taste and odor. Additionally, for the ultimate in drinking water quality, reverse osmosis technology is an extremely effective water purification system.
For more detailed information on removing bad odors & tastes from the water, see the link at bad-odors-taste.
WILMINGTON PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
Per the Wilmington Water and Sewer Department, the Wilmington Water Department provides drinking water to 99 percent of all the residents and businesses in Wilmington. The source of the water is groundwater, which is pumped from four wells located throughout Wilmington. From the wells, the source water is pumped to one of two water treatment plants. The water is then treated using filtration and disinfection to remove or reduce any harmful contaminants. From the treatment plants, the water is pumped to one of three storage tanks and to the homes and businesses throughout Wilmington. In times of high demand, MWRA water is used to supplement the Town’s supply. Wilmington also maintains interconnections and agreements with North Reading, Burlington, and Woburn. See the Annual Report at Annual Reports.
Any water filtration system or water softener recommendation 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.
H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA with an additional office in Stow, MA. See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines at http://h2ocare.com/pub. Contact us at [email protected] or 800-539-1100.