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What we’ve encountered in the last 21 years of water testing services and installing treatment systems:
- South Reno – city water: hard water 7-10 grains per gallon, high silica 30-70 parts per million – chlorine- chlorine byproducts (trihalomehtanes) .VOC”S
- South Reno-Private Wells– arsenic, Iron, manganese , hard water – low pH , coliform bacteria, color , silica , high total dissolved solids
- Reno Sparks- city water : chlorine and chlorine byproducts (trihalomethanes) some hard water (depending on time of year and if the source is from a well Truckee River) VOC’s
- North Reno City Water – high total dissolved solids, hard water, chlorine- trihalomethanes
- North Sparks city water – high total dissolved solids, hard water, chlorine- trihalomethanes
- Northwest Reno – chlorine and trihalomethanes
- Reno & Sparks private wells- low pH- Arsenic, hard water , hydrogen sulphide, iron, manganese , chemicals , coliform bacteria, sediment, algae
- Pleasant Valley & Washoe Valley– low pH- Arsenic, hard water , hydrogen sulphide, iron, manganese , chemicals , coliform bacteria, sediment, algae, tannins, fluoride, nitrates
- Spanish Springs, Red Rock & Palomino Valley Private wells :Arsenic, Iron, manganese, coliform bacteria, hydrogen sulphide, odors, sediment ,hard water and discoloration
- Carson city Water– some hardness 5-9 grains per gallon, chlorine & trihalomethanes
- Mound house – high total dissolved solids – hard water, coliform and bacteria, hard water
- Dayton City Water – high total dissolved solids and very hard water
- Carson City, Dayton –Stagecoach- Silver Springs well water – Arsenic, Iron, manganese, coliform bacteria, hydrogen sulphide, odors, sediment ,hard water and discoloration, nitrates
- Yerington-Smith Valley– Hard Water, Arsenic ,uranium , sediment
- Fernley City Water – high hardness, high total dissolved solids , sediment from new treatment plant
- Fallon City water – high total dissolved solids ,high pH, high alkalinity, arsenic
- Fernley and Fallon well water– high hardness , high arsenic, titanium, manganese, iron , hydrogen sulphide
- Verdi Well water – high arsenic, iron, manganese, odor, hard water ,low pH ,high pH , sediment
- Truckee City water –Radon, hardness, chlorine trihalomethanes
- Truckee Well Water – high arsenic, iron, hardness, manganese , high total dissolved solids, coliform bacteria
- Lake Tahoe City water – hardness , chlorine and trihalomethanes
- Lake Tahoe private wells & surface water– arsenic, coliform bacteria, iron, hardness, manganese, radon, tannins
- Minden City Water – chlorine and trihalomethanes
- Minden –Gardnerville-Topaz private wells – Arsenic, hard water , hydrogen sulphide, iron, manganese , chemicals , coliform bacteria, sediment, algae, hard water
- Winnemuucca— arsenic, coliform bacteria, iron, hardness, manganese, radon, tannins
- Susanville,Janesville– high arsenic, iron, manganese, odor, hard water ,low pH ,high pH ,benzene
- Virginia City Highlands – high arsenic, iron, manganese, odor, hard water ,low pH ,high pH , sediment high total dissolved solids , red water, orange water
Why Water Softeners in the Reno / Tahoe Area?
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Water Softeners/Conditioners –Environmentally Healthy Systems that pay for themselves!!
Pure Water Systems of Nevada sells and installs water softeners for most outlying areas of Reno, Sparks, Virginia City, Carson City, Fernley and Fallon. Our Water Quality Association (WQA) Certified Specialists can help you decide which system is best for your unique needs.
Today’s Water Softeners are more efficient than ever. We are the GE Pro Elite -exclusive distributor in Northern Nevada. This system actually monitors hardness level in the water using 18 karat gold plated probes to determine when to re-charge the system. The end result is the most efficient system ever offered!
A recent study by the Independent Water Quality Research Foundation shows that soft water will:
1) Lower your detergent savings by up to 50%
2) Lower the cost to heat your water by up to 30%
3) Reduce the need to use hot water to get your laundry clean
Water softeners also protect your investment and keep your home looking new!! -shower doors are easier to clean, faucets& fixtures last longer, your hair is softer & Shinier, softer skin, softer – brighter clothes. These are just a few of advantages of having a water softener.
If your water has the sulfer odor of “rotten eggs”, if there are iron stains on your sinks and bathtubs, if you use large amounts of soap to clean dishes, wash your hair or suffer the “orange hair” effect sometimes caused by iron water, you probably have water that can be successfully treated with an IronBreaker III iron and H2S removal system.
Left untreated, these minerals will cause yellow/brown stains on fixtures and clothing, clogged pipes and appliances, shortened service lives for dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters, all adding to the cost of maintaining appliances while increasing the amount of energy consumed in your home
Water Softeners eliminate the effects of hard water; IronBreaker III eliminates iron and removes the objectionable effects of hydrogen sulfide or H₂S.
Whether it’s rust stains in your sinks and laundry, or the “rotten egg” smell of H₂S when you turn on a tap, your water problems can cause you and your family more than embarrassment and frustration. Iron and H₂S can damage your fixtures and plumbing, discolor your laundry or create unpleasant odors in drinking water and showers.
The Iron Breaker III stores a “bubble” of air, compressed by your well pressure, within the media tank. As your water passes thru the air, the iron or sulfur is converted to a particle, which is then trapped by the catalytic filter media in the tank while the air “bubble” is gradually consumed by the passing water. For regeneration, the unit first “backwashes” itself, removing any iron or sulfur particles it has trapped. The system then replenishes the “air bubble” by drawing in atmosphere, temporarily emptying the tank of all water and transferring oxygen molecules into and on the surface of the media bed where all oxidation occurs. The system then returns to the “service” position, again filtering your water.
The First step in sanitizing your well is to identify where the bacteria originated and then attack it with chlorine or a hydrogen peroxide. Bacteria forms a bio film in layers that are similar to an onion and sometimes it take 2-3 treatments finally stop it from growing . Once your home or laboratory has a positive coliform test, the entire system must be sanitized and retested to insure the coliform doesn’t return. At TMWS we offer this service.
The Chlorine Gobbler system is what we recommend. This is a 3 micron carbon block with flow rates that can keep up with an entire household . Often times ,we’ll install this system in front of a of a water conditioner . The Gobbler removes the organics and the conditioner catches the “hard water”
Truckee Meadows Water provides free water testing services in the Reno / Sparks / Carson City / Lake Tahoe area for water contaminants, this includes well water testing.
Your first step is to ask us for a no obligation, free water testing service. You’ll then know the status of your water, and we can discuss appropriate options. Contact us today for a free water testing!
If your water source is provided by a municipality, your water is regularly tested and monitored, and it must meet the EPA standards for primary water contaminants or they must notify you that your water exceeds a certain constituent.
Well Water Testing and Home Water Testing
If your water source is a private well for a private home, there are no present EPA regulations protecting you from high levels of contaminants such as arsenic, nitrates, and fluoride, uranium & coliform bacteria. You may also have concerns about hardness, odor, iron, manganese, and sediment. The rural areas of Northern Nevada like Red Rock, Palomino Valley, Fernley, Fallon, the Virginia City Highlands, Washoe Valley, Carson Valley & Truckee are notorious for high levels of arsenic, nitrates, fluoride, uranium, hard water, iron ,manganese and coliform bacteria.
At Truckee Meadows Water Systems, we offer free water testing in Northern Nevada and nearby California cities. We will test your water at no charge for iron, total dissolved solids, pH, hardness, flow rates, and pressure.
In most cases after we’ve completed your complimentary water testing, our service can usually recommend a water conditioning system based on those tests that will effectively treat your water. In other instances and in order to determine the proper treatment system for reduction/removal of your impurities, we may recommend a complete water analysis from a state-certified laboratory. Certified labs usually charge between $100.00 and $300.00 for a routine home water testing analysis. If such an analysis is recommended, we can help facilitate the process for you.
- Click here to see the State of Nevada Maximum Water Contaminant Levels.