Arsenic is a naturally occurring element found in soils, bedrock aquifers and groundwater in many parts of New England from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to North East Connecticut and Rhode Island.
If you have a private well constructed in bedrock, you should have the water tested to determine if arsenic is present. Arsenic has no smell, taste, or color when dissolved in water, even in high concentrations, and consequently only laboratory analysis can determine the presence and concentration of arsenic in water. Arsenic concentrations vary in accordance with geographic location in New England. When arsenic levels are found to be too high at a specific location, it may be necessary to treat drinking water to remove it.
The current EPA drinking water standard (MCL) Maximum Contaminant Level is 0.010 mg/L or parts per million (ppm) or 10 ug/L (micrograms per liter) or 10 ppb. If your water has arsenic levels above 10 ppb, you should obtain drinking water from another source or install a home treatment device immediately. Concentrations above 10 ppb will increase the risk of long-term or chronic health problems. It is especially important to reduce arsenic water concentrations if you have children or are pregnant.
There are two types of Arsenic, Arsenic III (3) and Arsenic V (5). Our water treatment technicians can help determine if more in depth testing is needed and will work with you to find a solution to suit your water If the arsenic level in your well water is above 10 ppb there are a number of treatment options available.
High Purity Water’s Arsenic removal methods of choice for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North East Connecticut and Rhode Island water are point of use drinking water filtration and AdEdge Technologies E33 Adsorption Media used in conjunction with EcoWater ETF 2300 PF systems to treat water for the entire house and generally require little maintenance.
The AdEdge Technologies point of use or POU drinking water system is highly efficient and cost effective. The filter cartridges can remove both Arsenic III and Arsenic V without the need for pre-oxidation. The filter cartridges come in multiple size options and treatment levels. They generally will last anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 gallons or approximately a year for most households.
For whole house applications, High Purity Water uses AdEdge Technologies E33 Adsorption Media EcoWater ETF 2300 PF systems to treat water for the entire house. This media works well with Arsenic III and Arsenic V, and doesn’t require any chemical regeneration. The media doesn’t impart any odor or taste into the water it treats and meets both NSF and ANSI drinking water standards. It has also been tested and has passed the USEPA’s TCLP testing showing that the media can be discarded as non-hazardous waste in a landfill.
Our experienced water treatment technicians will review your water test with you along with a field test to determine if any pre-treatment of your water is necessary to make sure your Arsenic removal system will work at full capacity. When used in conjunction with proper pre-treatment the media can last anywhere from 18 months - 6 years. Our technicians will provide you with an estimated media life before installation and we recommend regular testing for Arsenic every 6 months.
We offer installations, maintenance and repairs for many types of arsenic elimination systems as well as service and repairs and scheduled tune–ups to keep your water treatment system in top condition.
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