WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS
A Water softener is typically installed to remove the hard water minerals calcium and magnesium, as well as dissolved iron or manganese through a technology called Ion Exchange. Particulate iron or manganese (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a properly sized sediment filtration set up. Other types of water filtration systems may be required to remove some other potential contaminants found in water. Water filtration systems should be maintained at regular intervals to assure proper working function. The proper intervals are typically annual but may vary depending on your situation.
BAD ODORS & TASTE IN WATER
There are many other types of systems to remove bad tastes & odors, sediment and many other objectionable minerals and contaminants in the water. There are “point of entry” systems that will provide filtration for all of the water entering your home or facility. Also, there are “point of use” water filtration systems that will provide filtered water at a sink or other single point of use, typically by feeding the filtered water to a designated, separate faucet. Starting with a water test will direct the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at http://h2ocare.com/bad-odor-taste-water/.
HARD WATER LEVEL IN WELLESLEY
Per the 2017 water quality report, Wellesley public water supply had a hardness range from 7.3 to 8.0 grains per gallon (GPG), see chart below. The scale presented below shows this falling within the Hard range. For more information on the Wellesley public water supply, see the annual water quality report at Annual Water Quality Reports.
WATER TESTING & ANALYSIS
If you have a private well, water testing should be conducted by an EPA or Massachusetts state certified laboratory and should include analysis for at least the parameters in the table below. Depending on your specific situation, additional testing may be required. If you are uncertain about what to test for or how to take a proper sample and get it to a lab, you should contact a lab or water treatment professional for assistance. They can walk you through the steps required to complete this task. Typical items tested for at a lab are as follows:
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