Common Water Problems

Typical Residential water issues:    

  1. 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 
  2.  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.  
  3. CHLORINE: CHEMICAL ADDED TO DISINFECT MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLIES.  RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: *ACTIVATED CARBON FILTRATION *REVERSE OSMOSIS 
  4. CHLORAMINES: WATER ADDITIVE USED TO CONTROL MICROBES RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: •ACTIVATED CARBON •REVERSE OSMOSIS     
  5.  FLUORIDE: • NATURAL DEPOSITS • FERTILIZERS • ALUMINUM  INDUSTRIES • WATER ADDITIVE RECOMMENDED TREATMENT METHODS: •ACTIVATED ALUMINA •BONE CHAR •REVERSE OSMOSIS •DISTILLATION •ELECTRODIALYSIS 
  6.  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.    CONTACT R&S WATER SERVICE FOR EFFICIENT WAYS TO REDUCE RADIUM AND RADON IN YOUR HOME.

Common Water Problems