Carbon filters have been used for several hundred years and are considered one of the oldest means of water purification.

Homeowners are increasingly concerned about contaminants in their water supply that may affect health or cause taste and odor problems. Sources of these contaminants might include solvents, pesticides, industrial wastes, or contaminants from leaking underground storage tanks. Activated carbon (AC) filtration can effectively reduce some of these organic chemicals as well as certain harmless taste- and odor-producing compounds.

In addition, lead from some older pipes and soldered joints may be present in water from some taps. AC filtration can reduce lead in drinking water, though another filter medium is commonly used in addition to AC filtration for this purpose. Only very specialized AC filters effectively adsorb heavy metals. Radon, a radioactive decay product of natural uranium that has been related to lung cancer, can be found in some groundwater. Radon gas also can be removed by AC filtration, though removal rates for different types of AC filtration equipment have not been established.

Water treatment services are extremely important. Having access to clean, safe water is a priority for you and your family. Whether you live in a rural area where access to such water is not available, or you have your own water source that you would like to treat – we have the solution for you. 

There are a wide variety of water treatment systems available from Hydro Solutions. Contact us today.

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