Like many contaminants in drinking water, arsenic is potentially hazardous at levels or concentrations that do not impart a noticeable taste, odor, or appearance to the water. Your best course of action is to get your water tested and to compile as much information as possible about your water supply source, well construction, surrounding land-use, and local geology. If you do have an arsenic problem, there are water treatment technologies available now that can reduce or even remove arsenic from your drinking water.
Note - Do not just test your water for arsenic because there may be other primary and secondary drinking water standards that are exceeded or that may interfere with the proposed remediation system. The following water treatment technologies are effective in reducing arsenic from drinking water: activated alumina filters, anion exchange, distillation, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and iron oxide filters.
Pretreatment may be needed in some cases to ensure acceptable treatment by the primary treatment system. Also, as a safeguard against organic arsenic, granular activated-carbon filtration should be added. Some of the treatment technologies may not be amenable to whole-house treatments. In these cases, point-of-use units may be the best option.
Periodic testing should be maintained after the treatment system is in place to ensure objectives are still being met.
We recommend that, prior to installing a CounterTop POU (Point-of-Use) Unit, you Get Informed by gathering as much information as possible and Get Tested by conducting multiple levels of testing depending on your needs: Level 1 Observational Testing using our Self Test Web App, Level 2 Do-It-Yourself Testing, Level 3 Informational Lab Testing and, if needed, Level 4 Certified Testing conducted by a water professional.
If you have any questions please Contact the KnowYourH2O team.
Prior to implementing a treatment solutions, we recommend the following tests:
The following are recommended Arsenic Treatment Systems: