Acton Water Softener

Water Softener 

WATER SOFTENER FOR HARDNESS, IRON & MANGANESE

The primary hard water minerals are calcium and magnesium, while iron and manganese (“the stainers”) can also be found in Acton water, mostly in private wells. Depending on whether the contaminant’s form is in solution or particulate, these contaminants can be removed with a water softener and/or a properly specified sediment water filtration installation.

Hard water interferes with many cleaning tasks, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Hard water can also cause a residue to build-up in pipes that can lower water pressure.

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Damaging Scale

Magnesium and Calcium may have major affects on your home’s plumbing and your ability to clean, even though the EPA has no published limits on these. The maximum allowable level (per the Environmental Protection Agency) for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million. Small amounts of these minerals can have very noticeable, even damaging affects on your home’s water quality.

THE AFFECTS OF HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE

Scale from hard water can build-up inside water heaters insulating the temperature sensor inside the tank creating extra work to bring the temperature up to the set level.  This reduces the life of your hot water heater and will likely require early replacement.  Some other affects of these contaminants include corrosion and scaling inside pipes and major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks.  Fore more on hard water see hard water epa.

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Water Softener with Sediment Filtration

WHAT A WATER SOFTENER REMOVES

A water softener effectively removes dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hardness minerals from the water. To remove particulate iron or manganese, water filtration utilizing a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Depending on the situation, this could require a series of filters with different size micron ratings to handle heavier levels of different sized particles in the water. Selecting an appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more on hard water, see the link at: https://water.usgs.gov/edu/hard.

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Dissolved Iron Staining

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H2O Care is an established water filtration and testing firm formed in 1989 with offices in Stow, MA and Middleton, MA. We can be reached at service@h2ocare.com or 978-777-8330.  Articles published by the Company can be seen in Water Technology Magazines at publications Link.