Types Of Water Filtration Systems Available
Water treatment systems are designed to address specific water quality issues. A water test is required to know what systems will solve a given water quality problem. Contact the well water professionals at Griswold Plumbing Services to discuss your concerns, schedule a water test and review your water treatment options. The following is a list of some of the common water treatment systems available today.
ION EXCHANGE OR WATER SOFTENERS
Water softeners are point-of-entry systems that remove calcium and magnesium, which cause hard water, as well as radium and barium and additional contaminants. Water softeners are affordable, and efficient.
GRANULATED ACTIVATED CARBON
Granulated activated carbon filtration can be used as a point-of-use [at the sink] and point-of-entry [whole house] systems. Water passes through a carbon filter which removes organic contaminants, metals like lead and copper, chlorine, pesticides and other contaminants. Granulated activated carbon requires filters must be regularly changed.
Reverse osmosis water treatment systems are often used as point-of-use filtration for cooking and drinking only. Reverse osmosis systems remove nitrates, sodium, other dissolved inorganic and organic compounds. They are an excellent choice if you have taste, smell or color issues. Testing is crucial. Reverse osmosis filters do not remove all compounds.
Acidic water can be harmfully corrosive to your entire plumbing system. This results in blue/green staining on fixtures and piping. This condition can often be treated with an acid neutralizing filter. The bed of calcite media depletes over time and on average requires replenishing once a year.