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ecologist James P McMahon answers questions from people about water purification

How Do I Remove Lead from My Well Water?

A customer called who has lead in his drinking water. Well water test results also show the presence of copper and zinc and low pH. Therefore I can assume that the acidic water is dissolving fixtures in the home and that is the source of these metals. I will treat the house to raise pH. When treating well water starting with a thorough water test is the key to correctly identifying and solving the problem. Continue reading

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Which Water Filter is the Best for You?

Here’s Part 2 of Kevin Gianni’s interview of me about which water filter is the best, minerals in water, total dissolved solids, hydration, types of water filters, how to find your water report. The following is an excerpt from Part 2:

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Do Saltless Water Softeners Work?

I have heard that the saltless systems break down the hardness minerals so that they don’t build up inside the plumbing. That they don’t really eliminate the hardness minerals, and therefore, my family would still experience those mineral benefits in our water. I value your opinion, Jim. Thanks for responding Continue reading

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