Arsenic is a semi-metal element in the periodic table. It is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices. In New England, it has mostly been seen to contaminate the groundwater, most frequently in bedrock aquifers of the region. Drinking water from the wells that are fed by these natural reserves can result in various long-term as well as short-term health hazards.
The EPA has set the arsenic standard for drinking water at .010 parts per million (10 parts per billion) to protect consumers served by public water systems from the effects of long-term, chronic exposure to arsenic.
Treatment of Arsenic-Contaminated Water
A & B Water Consultants have treated households for arsenic-contaminated water for more than two decades. We provide high quality service to residential owners. We use a variety of filters and techniques to rid your well water of arsenic. The treatment we choose will depend on the level of arsenic present in the water and other factors in your water chemistry. Treatment can be for either the whole house (point of entry) or for one sink (point of use).
Contact A&B Water Consultants today for more information about arsenic contamination and treatment.