Residential Water Treatment

We have compiled information on a number of typical water issues. This information is for basic knowledge only, and we want to remind you that a water test (free through us) is the best way to determine what type of system you need. If you have two or more of these issues, a different system may be required to really deal with the problem.

Contaminants below with (**) are known to be harmful to humans.

Common Contaminants

  • Hard Water can damage appliances with hard mineral build up. Bathing with hard water can make hair and skin dry and itchy.
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  • Iron can stain fixtures and basins such as sinks and bathtubs, and can even stain bleached or light colored hair. Drinking water with iron can taste metallic.
    Find Out More About Iron
  • Sediment includes sand and silt. This can clog plumbing fixtures and dry out skin and hair.
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  • Sulfur Sulfur has a very distinct odor, and has been compared to rotten eggs. This can make drinking water and bathing quite unpleasant.
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  • Methane is a naturally occuring tasteless and odorless gas. It presents itself as fizzy water and is highly flammable.
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  • Arsenic** is naturally occuring and abundant in Alaska. Arsenic is a carcinogen and over time can cause cancer.
    Find Out More About Arsenic

Water Problems

  • Corrosion**: Blue green staining is caused by corrosion in copper piping. This indicates damage to pipes and fixtures.
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  • Low Production: When your well produces less than 5 gallons a minute, you may not have enough water to meet your daily water needs.
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Microbial Contaminants