Common Water Problems


Water Quality Association link to:

COMMON WATER PROBLEMS




Typical Residential water issues:


IRON: NATURALLY FOUND IN WATER. •RUSTY COLOR •SEDIMENT •REDDISH OR ORANGE STAINS •METALLIC TASTE

RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: •FILTRATION(OXIDIZING FILTERS) •CATION EXCHANGE•OXIDATION/PRECIPITATION/FILTRATION •DISINFECTION

HARDNESS AS CACO3: NATURAL DEPOSITS CAUSING CALCIUM(LIMESTONE) AND MAGNESIUM SALTS IN RAW WATER. •CONSUMES SOAP AND MAKES CLEANING MORE DIFFICULT •WHITISH SCALE DEPOSITS •SOAP CURD AND LIME SCUM RESIDUE
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: REMOVE ALL CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM IONS WITH A CATION EXCHANGE WATER SOFTENER.

CHLORINE: CHEMICAL ADDED TO DISINFECT MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLIES.
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: *ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION *REVERSE OSMOSIS
CHLORAMINES: WATER ADDITIVE USED TO CONTROL MICROBES
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: •ACTIVATED CARBON •REVERSE OSMOSIS


FLUORIDE: • NATURAL DEPOSITS • FERTILIZERS • ALUMINUM  INDUSTRIES • WATER ADDITIVE
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS:
•ACTIVATED ALUMINA •BONE CHAR •REVERSE OSMOSIS •DISTILLATION •ELECTRODIALYSIS

RADIATION:

HOW DOES RADIUM GET INTO THE ENVIRONMENT?

RADIUM OCCURS NATURALLY IN THE ENVIRONMENT. AS A DECAY PRODUCT OF URANIUM AND THORIUM, IT IS COMMON IN VIRTUALLY ALL ROCK, SOIL, AND WATER. USUALLY CONCENTRATIONS ARE VERY LOW. HOWEVER, GEOLOGIC PROCESSES CAN FORM CONCENTRATIONS OF NATURALLY RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS, ESPECIALLY URANIUM AND RADIUM. RADIUM AND ITS SALTS ARE SOLUBLE IN WATER. AS A RESULT, GROUNDWATER IN AREAS WHERE CONCENTRATIONS OF RADIUM ARE HIGH IN SURROUNDING BEDROCK TYPICALLY HAS RELATIVELY HIGH RADIUM CONTENT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RADIUM FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW: HTTP://WWW.EPA.GOV/RADIATION/RADIONUCLIDES/RADIUM.HTML

CONTACT R&S WATER SERVICE FOR EFFICIENT WAYS TO REDUCE RADIUM AND RADON IN YOUR HOME.