Know Your Water

To find the best water treatment solution, you must first understand your water. Do you have well or city? These water supplies greatly differ in diagnosis and the applications necessary to fix them.

Well Water

What is well water?

Well water is commonly found in suburban and rural areas. Homes with a well water supply that have no treatment or purification system to filter the well water are vulnerable to pollutants and dangerous contaminates due to the water being used from an untreated source.

What are common problems with well water?

Problems with well water vary depending on the area and location. Not every well will have the same problems even if the well water supply is in the same neighborhood. Common issues that home owners will experience have a wide range. Hard water, iron, acid, nitrates, sulfur, bacteria, radon, phosphates,are among the most common, however RoyalSoft systems are able to filter and decontaminate all problems found in well water.

What pollutants are in well water?

Like city water, well water also shares a wide range of pollutants that can contaminate your well water supply. Pollutants such as methyl tert-butyl ether commonly known as MTBE’s which are used as a fuel component for gasoline engines and are known carcinogens as well as pose other health risks are commonly present in well water. Other pollutants hazardous to your health such as pesticides and weed killers are also found in well water supplies.

City Water

What is city water?

City/municipal water is the most common water supply to homes and commercial buildings in the United States. The water supply is usually taken from reservoirs and other water sources where it is pipe-lined to a water treatment plant and sterilized with multiple chemical mixtures.

What chemicals are in city water?

There are several chemicals used by water treatment plants to sanitize water. Chlorine (Cl) and Sodium Fluoride (NaF), are commonly used as well as many other chemical bi-products. Chlorine is a chemical that is most commonly used in a liquid or solid form to treat water. Although chlorine is effective at sanitizing water, the use of chlorine as a water treatment product is being heavily scrutinized by the medical community as resent findings have been shown to link chlorine and several types of cancer such as bladder, bowel, and breast cancer, as well as premature aging and skin conditions. Sodium Fluoride, also a chemical used in water treatment poses several health risks that are mainly caused by over fluoridation which can cause fluoride poisoning.

What are common pollutants in city water?

Although city water is sanitized at the water treatment plant, that water still must be transported to your home or commercial building. It is from the water traveling through old piping channels from plant to your home that water is contaminated all over again. In many areas, pipelines can be over 100 years old. These old pipelines have cracks and holes that allow bacteria, car and jet fuel, lead, arsenic, pharmaceutical products, pesticides and garden chemicals, as well as other pollutants back into your water supply that you bathe, drink, and cook with.

How do you know what problems you have?

There are obvious signs that you may have problems with your water. Everything from staining on cookery, glassware, and appliances, to foul smelling odors and taste. It is recommended that you get a water test to determine exactly what is in your water.