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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 appearance of iron 
- Staining and unpleasant taste & odor
Iron bacteria - Chlorination 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