Water Supply pH correction
Waterteck specialises in pH correction for both domestic and commercial water supplies.
The pH value determines whether water is acidic or alkaline. The pH of pure water is 7. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5 and for groundwater systems 6 to 8.5. The measurement of pH is needed to determine the corrosiveness of the water.
Low pH (under 6.5)
- Acidic and corrosive water
- Metal Ions in water
- Copper, iron, lead, manganese and zinc leeched from pipes
- Cause damage to metal pipes
- Metallic or sour taste of Water
- Laundry staining
- Blue-green stains in sinks and drains.
The Ash Soda filter solves the problem of low pH. The owner does not have to do anything, and the pH of the water will not rise above 7.2 when in use.
High pH (over 8.5)
- Hard water
- Formation of a “scale” on piping and fixtures, causing water pressure and interior diameter of piping to decrease
- Alkali taste to the water
- Formation of a scale or deposit on dishes, utensils, and laundry basins;
- Difficulty in getting soaps and detergents to lather
- Decreases efficiency of electric water heaters
- Formation of insoluble precipitates on clothing, etc.
Water Softeners are used to treat high pH. They work by replacing the calcium and magnesium in the water with either potassium or sodium. Our well water softeners will also remove large amounts of iron and manganese. Cleaning-supply costs are reduced by 50-75% when alkaline water is treated.