Problems and Solutions

 
COMMON WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS
 
POSSIBLE CAUSES
 
SOLUTIONS
Unpleasant taste & odor Chlorine
Algae
Fungi 
Molds
Carbon Filters 
Ceramic Filters
Reverse Osmosis 
Shower Filters
Mineral scale build-up in kettles, heaters & plumbing 
Soap scum, excess soap & detergent consumption
Dingy laundry, bathtub ring
Hardness Water softeners
Rusty to black stains on fixtures & laundry
Rusty to black water
Metallic taste & odor
Iron 
Manganese
Water softeners
Greensand filtration
Birm filtration
Pyrolox filtration 
Red to brown slime in toilet tanks and plumbing
Reddish filament-like particles in water
Sudden apperance of iron 
Staining and unpleasant taste & odor
Iron bacteria Chloriantion units
Gastro-intestinal disease including:
   typhoid fever, dysentery, diarrhea
Biological contaminants UV systems
Chlorination units
Ceramics filters

Rotten-egg smell & taste          
Tarnish silver & copper
Corrodes plumbing

Hydrogen sulfide Chlorination units
Greensand 
Salty taste
Corrosive
Chloride

Reverse Osmosis 

Cloudy water sediment
Sand & silt

Turbidity (clay)

Sediment filtration

Gassy smell
Gas bubbles escaping from water
Methane
Radon
Carbon Filters
Other major toxic contaminants Arsenic
Lead
Nitrate
Fluoride
Reverse Osmosis