San Diego Water Concerns: What’s In Your Water?
San Diego is a beautiful, culturally rich city. The people of San Diego are diverse, but all share a need for quality water. As you probably know, municipal water systems are often full of harmful contaminants, including many chemicals that are added in order to reduce other contaminants! At EcoWater San Diego, we know you are concerned about the water quality in San Diego, and you want to do as much as possible to protect your family from harmful water pollutants and give them the cleanest water possible. We’re here to help.
The most common contaminants in San Diego water include hard-water-causing minerals like calcium and magnesium.
EcoWater has designed and engineered a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art filters considered to be the best on the market to deal with households that experience water contamination issues such as:
Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. Chloramines are most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. The typical purpose of chloramines is to provide longer-lasting water treatment as the water moves through pipes to consumers. Source: http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/mdbp/chloramines_index.cfm. Some research indicates that certain byproducts of water disinfection are linked to increases in cancer incidence, including bladder cancer.
Chlorine can make water smell and taste bad. Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is commonly used as a disinfectant in commercial and household sanitation, bleaching, and in maintaining swimming pools. The most significant application is in the disinfection of public water supplies where it is used to manage bacteria levels in drinking water and kill other potentially harmful agents that seep into lakes, rivers, steams or groundwater. Chlorine can contribute to dry eyes and skin irritation as well as exacerbate conditions such as eczema. Source: http://www.ecowater.com/waterproblems.php
Hard water is created when water passes through rock formations and pickes up calcium and magnesium. Hard water is easy to spot; it leaves a bathtub ring made up of hardness minerals and soap. This scum collects on shower walls, clings to har, clogs skin pores and makes house cleaning extremely difficult. Hard water deposits also clog pipes, cause water heaters to operate inefficiently and increase the maintenance on water-using appliances. Source: http://www.ecowater.com/waterproblems.php
Medications, including antibiotics and contraceptives, are increasingly a problem in the water supply due to improper disposal and other issues. Filtration helps remove these potentially dangerous chemicals.
Arsenic enters the ground water when water percolates downward from the surface and contacts dissolved minerals containing arsenic. Although arsenic is historically known as a notorious poison, in trace amounts it has also been linked to cancer.
HYDROGEN SULFIDE – H2S (SULFUR GAS)
Hydrogen sulfide is a gas with an offensive “rotten egg” odor. In deep wells it is commonly associated with oil and gas fields. In shallow wells it is generally caused by decaying vegetation associated with swampy areas that feed an aquifer.
IRON AND MANGANESE
Iron, and to a lesser extent manganese, frequently occur in the rock and soil of the earth’s crust. Aquifers often contain appreciable amounts of iron. The reddish brown iron stains on sinks, toilets and freshly laundered are caused by iron. Manganese causes similar stains, but they are generally black or dark gray..
Nitrates originate from fertilizers, animal wastes, septic systems and industrial wastes. A serious health issue, they affect the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Infants under 6 months old are particularly susceptible to a life-threatening condition known as “blue baby syndrome”.
Sulfates are often found in agricultural regions and also occur in soils and rock where they are susceptible to dissolution into groundwater. Sulfates and nitrates often occur together in groundwater and respond similarly to treatment practices. Unlike nitrates, sulfates do not cause any serious health problems; diarrhea is normally the worst concern.
SILT / SEDIMENT
Many wells contain silt or sediment. The simple evidence of brownish, discolored water identifies the problem. Although silt and sediment in household water frustrate homeowners, they do not impact health.
Tannins are a byproduct of decayed vegetation which produces humic acid in shallow, swampy water. Cedar swamps, cyprus swamps, and cattail swamps all harbor tannins. Tannin water stains laundry and may cause
A water analysis from your local EcoWater dealer will help you assess what the best solution is for the quality and safety of your water supply.
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