SOLUTIONS FOR DRINKING WATER PROBLEMS
A listing of symptoms in water, the common causes, and possible solutions to common drinking water problems. Prior to finding any solutions, it is important to conduct some tests for the more typical water parameters relevant to the water source. These tests are available in easy to use Test Kits as listed below. Alternatively, the water tests can be carried out by a NATA certified Laboratory.
List of Water Test kits
- Watersafe Bore/Well Test kit link TK1006 »
- Bore/well/rain water Test kit link TK1002 »
- Total water hardness test kit (for issues surrounding hard/soft water) link TK 1004 »
- Home water test kit (Municipal water link TK 1003 »
¹mg/L stands for milligrams per liter. This is a common water testing measurement and is equal to ppm or parts per million.
²SMCL stands for Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level—set by EPA for aesthetic problems (tastes, etc.) in drinking water.
³MCL stands for Maximum Contaminant Level—set by EPA for health-related issues in drinking water supplies.
Water test results from a state accredited laboratory should be used to confirm causes and severity to determine the most efficient treatment processes. Testing may also determine other problems that are masked by obvious symptoms.