What you need to know about ARSENIC in Northern Nevada well water
Northern Nevada’s well water has The Highest arsenic levels in the continental US. Even the Reno municipal water supplier has to “blend” its well water with water from the Truckee River to dilute the arsenic amount so it can reach EPA standards.
According to the USGS to, 56% percent of our 29,946 wells are known to contain arsenic & most of those wells exceed the EPA limit of 10 ppb.
In fact, the average well in Nevada has an arsenic level of 55 parts per billion. That’s 5 ½ times the legal limit!
Although we find arsenic in even the local TMWA water, we see the highest arsenic levels in Fallon and Fernley. Verdi, Palomino Valley, Truckee, Pleasant Valley Carson City, Gardnerville, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City also have very high levels of arsenic in their water that far exceed EPA standards
States like Wisconsin, Michigan & New Jersey have strict laws governing arsenic levels, but in Nevada there are no laws even requiring private wells owners to test for it- let alone treat it.
What makes it even worse is that you can’t SEE, TASTE or SMELL arsenic.
These highly toxic metalloids are found in the Earth’s crust; especially around volcanic activity & Earthquake areas or due to human activities like mining.
Arsenic is a neurotoxin and is bio-accumulative. Over time, it accumulates in our organs and is known to cause many types of cancer. Although the EPA limit for arsenic is 10 parts per billion, there is no safe level. New Jersey has actually lowered their acceptable limit to 5 µg/l per liter because they recognize that 10 parts per billion is too high
If they use it for rat poison, you probably don’t want it in your drinking water!
In our 26 years treating arsenic, we often are approached to remedy the water after someone is sick and has been diagnosed with high arsenic levels in their blood. Cancer, leukemia, skin lesions & growths are common signs of arsenic poisoning… Often, folks discover they have high arsenic levels after taking their sick pet to the veterinarian.
In 2001, NAS FALLON’ the Navy’s Top Gun Airbase had us install 1,163 reverse osmosis systems on every water spigot on the base, barracks & in housing to combat arsenic.
To remove arsenic from our local water supply, we’ve tried every system, every arsenic filter ever invented.
We know what works in Nevada and more importantly, what hasn’t.
The technology in the last 25 years has evolved the point that consumers now have options.
Before we can recommend a solution for our clients, we first obtain a complete water analysis from a state certified laboratory.
In determining what system will work best for your family, we not only look at your arsenic levels, but the type of arsenic, sulfate, iron, manganese, hardness, pH & alkalinity.
Our WQA Certified Water Specialists will then analyze your test results and recommend which of the 6 different arsenic systems we offer will work for you.
ARSENIC WATER FILTRATION
There is no “One Size Fits all, bought it on the internet” arsenic system that will work for everyone and last very long.
Often, pre & post filtration is necessary. Testing your water regularly is also a must.
For an arsenic drinking water filter we usually will recommend our Evolve Ultrowater NSF certified reverse osmosis system with an arsenic specific ferric oxide post polishing filter manufactured by Adedge technologies.
For whole house filters, depending on your water report we’ll install properly sized cylinder tanks of:
Purolite A 300E anion resin system: this backwashes and regenerates itself regularly using sodium chloride
The Advantedge E33 Ferric oxide media that automatically backwashes
Or the Purolite A33FerrIx non-regenerable, non-backwashing media.
Regardless of what system our WQA certified technicians install, regular testing & maintenance is a must to ensure your system is always working properly.
At Pure Water Systems, we take arsenic remediation seriously because we’ve seen first-hand what it has done to families. When it comes to removing arsenic from your water, we don’t take shortcuts and you can be sure our WQA certified installers will do it right the first time.
We offer Free Water Testing, Free Consultation & Guaranteed results.
We want you to see for yourself why we are Northern Nevada’s highest-rated water filtration company!
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Number of Private Wells in N.NV
Washoe County 12, 3379,
Storey County 1,110
Lyon County 5,125