WATER SOFTENER / WATER FILTRATION OPTIONS
As a Tyngsborough resident, a water filtration or water softener system may greatly benefit your home’s water quality. Whether you have a private well or town supplied water to your home, a properly designed and installed system will noticeably improve water quality. Later in this write-up, specific contaminants that are commonly found in private wells and the public water supply are identified. Additionally, various proven water quality improvement methods are covered as well. Desirable water quality is achievable with the proper approach, including testing, analysis & professional installation.
WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS & WATER SOFTENERS
A water softener is typically installed to remove hard water minerals, dissolved iron or manganese in the water with a technology called Ion Exchange. If your water test indicates high levels of iron or manganese, an “upflow” water softener is highly recommended to reduce the chance of mineral accumulation in the lower section of the water softener. Particulate manganese or iron (which you can see in the water) can be removed with a properly sized sediment filtration for mechanical removal. Other types of water filtration systems may be required to remove some of the other contaminants identified in your water test. For additional information on manganese in water, see the article at the following link, Manganese in Water Article in Water Technology.
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 help steer to the right approach for you. For more on bad odors & taste in your water, see the link at https://h2ocare.com/bad-odor/..