Arsenic Mitigation – Filtered Water Solutions
Arsenic comes in two forms, 3 & 5. Determining the arsenic species is important for deciding the most effective and economical way to remove arsenic. Arsenic 3 can only be removed with a whole-house system and not by reverse osmosis. At Quality water Northwest we offer filtered water solutions.
Where does arsenic come from?
In nature, arsenic exists primarily in natural deposits in the Earth’s crust. Arsenic enters groundwater through erosion. Well water arsenic contamination can also occur through man-made products such as pesticides, animal feed, etc.
What are the health effects of arsenic?
Arsenic can cause serious skin problems and can be an endocrine disruptor. Arsenic has also been known to cause skin, bladder, liver, prostate, and kidney cancer. Additionally, it can be harmful to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Symptoms of arsenic in water
Arsenic in water can be hard to detect because it is both odorless and tasteless. However, there are still a questions you can ask to determine if your water is contaminated:
1. Do you use private well water as your water source?
2. Do you live near a large agricultural or industrial area?
If you have any questions about your water quality, please contact us and we will conduct an analysis of your water for free offering you filtered water solutions.
Treating water with arsenic
The most effective way to treat arsenic-contaminated water is through a series of filtered water to effectively remove additional contaminants along with the arsenic. Kinetico offers a variety of products designed to treat and reduce arsenic in water.
Arsenic 3 and 5 can be removed with a filtered water system that uses absorptive media to treat the whole house. Arsenic 5 can be removed with absorptive media, ion exchange, and/or reverse osmosis.