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|Iron||Red/Brown stains in sinks, tub, dishwasher, laundry. Metallic taste.||A naturally occurring mineral. Shows up in two forms; Dissolved (ferrous) and in solution or precipitated (ferric) particulate iron.||Ion Exchange, Oxidation, Filtration|
|Manganese||Brownish-black staining in dishwasher & other plumbing fixtures.||Also a naturally occurring mineral. Will react with chlorine bleach to intensify staining.||Ion Exchange, Oxidation, Filtration|
|Corrosion (Low pH)||Green/Blue stains in sinks and other fixtures. Shortened life for plumbing, water heaters, etc.||Low pH usually caused by excessive carbonic acid. pH is a measure of the acid or alkaline content of water. 7.0 is considered neutral. Low pH can cause pinhole leaks in copper piping, requiring replacement.||Acid Neutralization, Corrosion Inhibitor, Aeration|
|Hardness||White Scale on pipes and fixtures. Difficult to make soapsuds. Hot water heaters and other appliances failing in less than their expected useful life.||Dissolved calcium and magnesium. Excessive hardness is undesirable because it causes scale build-up in pipes and puts stress on water using equipment. This can significantly reduce the useful life of water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and other fixtures and appliances||Water Softener / Ion Exchange|
|Hydrogen Sulfide||Rotten Egg smell. Silver tarnishes easily.||Dissolved hydrogen sulfide gas, can also be caused by iron or sulfide reducing bacteria||Oxidation, Filtration, Carbon Adsorption, Aeration|
|Tastes & Odors||Fishy, musty, or oily smell and taste.||Volatile organic substances, usually, but not always, harmless||Sediment Filtration, Activated Carbon|
|Turbidity||Water appears cloudy. Faucet screens may clog frequently.||Suspended solids may hamper disinfection efforts.||Sediment Filtration, Coagulation, Filtration, Activated Carbon|
|Radon||Impossible to detect without appropriate laboratory tests.||Typically originates in deep wells that tap radon contaminated groundwater. Releases into air when water is turned on in showers, faucets, etc. Can be serious health threat.||Aeration. Carbon may be used at low levels, but is not considered a good long term solution.|
|Arsenic (AS)||Impossible to detect without appropriate laboratory tests.||Occurs naturally through rock decomposition or from industrial uses. Mostly found as As III or as V. Can be serious health threat.||Depending on the form, As III or As V. Removal techniques include precipitation, ion exchange, reverse osmosis.|
|Salt Water Intrusion||Salty taste, heavy corrosion & salty build-up.||Usually shows up in wells dug near marshy or coastal areas.||Reverse Osmosis at the point of entry into the home.|