Water softeners are typically installed to remove hard water minerals (magnesium and calcium), dissolved iron or manganese in the water. There are different water softener designs and capacities and, depending on your specific water chemistry and volume usage, a properly designed system will achieve greatly improved water quality. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a properly sized sediment filter is required. Chlorine can be removed with a carbon filtration system and also remove bad taste and odor. For more information on Iron or Manganese, see the attached link for articles in Water Technology Magazine: http://publications/.
Any water filtration system or water softener recommendation should start with a water test. This is important not only to figure out what needs to be removed from the water, but also to properly size the water softener or water filter. 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.
ROWLEY’S PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
The drinking water for the Town of Rowley comes from three groundwater wells located on Town-owned parcels of land within the Parker River Basin. Groundwater comes from rain and snow melt percolating through the ground and flows through the spaces between soil particles and through fractures in rock. Groundwater is vulnerable to contamination from many types of land uses and activities, including road salt, septic systems and improper disposal of hazardous materials. For more information, you can visit Rowley’s website http://www.rowleywater.com.
H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA off route 114 with additional offices in Stow & Lakeville, MA. See our published articles in Water Technology Magazines by going to http://publications. Reach us at [email protected]or call 978-777-8330.