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Re: Municipal Water Treatment
Hi Charles, Here in Warwick, RI pH=10 general hardness=30ppm Water source is the Scituate Reservoir (big lake). What is the hardness out your way?
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On Wed, 19 Jun 2002 18:54:01
Charles n Sue Harrison wrote:
>Municipal Water Treatment
>In the vast majority of Municipal Water Treatment, the sediment is
>removed with a chemical reaction between Calcium Oxide and Aluminum
>Sulfate. The addition of these chemicals increases the pH to 9+. This
>is true with the vast majority of Municipal Water Treatment
>facilities which bring water from rivers and lakes. The treatment of
>well water may not require this flocking to remove sediment.
>A further adjustment of pH may be necessary to maintain stability of
>the Chloroamine complex. One may ask the county or city where you
>live for a Municipal Water Report. The results may surprise you with
>the expected pH.
>St Louis 9.5 to 10
>Chicago IL 9.5 - 10
>Madison WI 9.5 - 10
>Indy IN - 9.5 - 10
>Memphis TN 9.5 - 10
>Call the county/ city water department and request a Municipal Water Report
>I would like to know what you find.
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