Water softener or water filtration systems may be needed for Littleton, MA residents who have their homes supplied by either their own private well or the town’s public water supply. Hard water contaminants (magnesium & calcium), as well as iron and manganese found in well water supplying homes can be removed with a water softener. While the EPA has no maximum levels set for calcium and magnesium, these minerals can have devastating affects on your home’s plumbing as well as your ability to clean. Hard water interferes with almost every cleaning task, from doing the laundry to washing dishes to taking a shower. Clothes can look dingy and feel rough and scratchy. Dishes and glasses get spotted and a film may build up on shower doors, bathtubs, sinks and faucets. Washing your hair in hard water may leave it feeling sticky and dull.
A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron, manganese and hard water minerals. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Selecting the 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 information on Iron and Manganese in water, see articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: https://h2ocare.com/publications/.
Water softeners are typically installed to remove dissolved hard water minerals, iron or manganese in the water through a technology called Ion Exchange. The design and recommendation of any water softener or filtration system should start with a water test before an informed recommendation can be made. Determining what contaminants are in the water and at what level is paramount to making a proper recommendation and installation.
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
For more information on the public supply, see the link to the Littleton, MA Water Department at http://www.lelwd.com/water-dpt/faqs/.
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