Water Treatment conditioning - water analysis | Hackettstown, NJ

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Aqua Tech Water Conditioning

& PLUMBING SERVICE

Here’s what you need to know about Lead in your drinking water:

 

Lead can enter drinking water when service pipes that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder, from which significant amounts of lead can enter into the water, especially hot water.

 

Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) has reduced the maximum allowable lead content -- that is, content that is considered "lead-free" -- to be a weighted average of 0.25 percent calculated across the wetted surfaces of pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures and 0.2 percent for solder and flux.

 

Corrosion is a dissolving or wearing

away of metal caused by a

chemical reaction between water

and your plumbing.

Worried about lead contamination in your water?

Children - Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in:

In rare cases, ingestion of lead can

cause seizures, coma and even death.

 

 

NOTE: Boiling your water

will not get rid of lead

contamination!

We can have your water sent to a lab and tested for the presence of lead.

If your water tests positive for lead contamination, we can install a lead remediation/ water purification system.

We custom design each solution to your homes specific needs.

The levels of lead in your water will determine the system that we need to install.

 

 

The following are just some of the solutions that we offer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • the chemistry of the water (acidity and alkalinity) and the types and amounts of minerals in the water,

  • the amount of lead it comes into contact with,

  • the temperature of the water,

  • the amount of wear in the pipes,

  • how long the water stays in pipes, and

  • the presence of protective scales or coatings inside the plumbing materials.

A number of factors are involved in the extent to which lead enters the water, including:

Lead-faucet Lead-contamination
  • Behavior and learning problems

  • Lower IQ and hyperactivity

  • Slowed growth

  • Hearing problems

  • Anemia

  • Lead removal filters

  • Whole house water filters

  • Water softening systems

  • Carbon Tanks

  • Reverse Osmosis Filtration