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Acidic Water

Acidic water is water with a low pH. It passes through hard rock formations, such as granite or marble, and is not able to naturally absorb rock sediment. So, it will eat away at all the metal with which it comes into contact. This will leave you with pinhole leaks and blue and green stains in your sinks, tubs, toilets and fixtures. This is even more of a concern if your house has copper piping with lead solder because you could potentially be leaching copper and lead into your water.

Solution: Many of these problems can be corrected by having Carroll Water install a tank that contains calcite (crushed lime stone). This is called an Acid Neutralizer. However, if you have very low pH, a proportionate feed pump system that injects a high pH solution into your water may be needed.

Water-Related Diseases: Arsenicosis – World Health Organization
Basic Information about Arsenic in Drinking Water – Environmental Protection Agency – 9/17/13
Arsenic in Drinking Water – Natural Resource Defense Council – 2/12/09
Radium and Your Drinking Water – The Department of the Environment, State of Maryland – 7/9/15
Basic Information about the Radionuclides Rule – Environmental Protection Agency – 3/6/12
MTBE – American Cancer Society – 7/17/14
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) – Environmental Protection Agency – 11/15/14