Water Problems & Solutions
|Drinking Water Contaminants||It is not possible to see or taste most drinking water contaminants.||Drinking water system with reverse osmosis|
|Bacteria & Other Harmful |
|Testing required.||Chlorination, UV system or drinking water |
system with Ultra Filter (UF) membranes.
|Chlorine Taste & Odors||You can most likely smell or taste |
|Drinking water system with activated |
carbon. Whole house filters with activated
carbon. Filter housing & carbon
|Water Hardness||Mineral deposits on dishes and |
glassware; soap build-up on shower
doors and walls; scale formation; dull
laundry, high soap usage.
|Water softener or combination whole house filter and water softener.|
|Water Hardness, Chlorine Taste & Odors; Concern Related to Health||Evidence of hardness (see above) and foul |
taste and odors.
|Water softener and whole house filter.|
|Iron & Manganese||Metallic tastes; rust particles; iron stains on |
sinks, toilets and tubs; red water; odors.
|Iron filter. (However, water softeners will |
remove low levels of clear water iron).
| Sulfur odors (Hydrogen Sulfide)||You can smell the obnoxious odors!||Sulfur filter to neutralize sulfur odors.|
| Turbidity||Cloudy water; rust particles; sediment; silt.||Backwashing sediment filter or filter |
housing and sediment cartridge.
| Tannin||Brownish, tea colored water; musty odors||Softener with tannin resin.|
| Acidic water (low pH)||Green stains on plumbing fixtures, blue-green water. (May cause corrosion).||Acid neutralizer|