How do I remove arsenic from my water ? Here in Maine, we have a bunch of private residential wells with high levels of naturally occurring arsenic. There are several ways to remove arsenic. The best technologies are filter media or resin. Reverse Osmosis usually has disappointing results. Most filter media’s can handle both arsenic 3 & arsenic 5. Reverse Osmosis is only effective at removing arsenic 5. Therefore, pre-treatment is required to convert 3 into 5. It gets messy. So fair warning. Buying and installing a Reverse Osmosis system alone may end up being a waste of time & money. That said…. Reverse Osmosis is incredible at removing most other dissolved solids. It certainly has it’s place. Just not arsenic. Also, due to the nature of arsenic & the human body, It is my opinion that we remove arsenic from all the water by installing a filter media based system in the basement or mechanical room to remove arsenic from all the water in the house. Most of these whole house systems will run at about $3,800. (includes installation). Some a little lower. Some a bit higher. It all depends on the installation site & conditions. If you have arsenic in your water, call me. Once we talk and I get a look at a water analysis, I can give you a firm price. 207-907-9772.
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Arsenic in private wells ! Every year in Maine more people are discovering arsenic in their well water. It is usually discovered when we are selling the house. A prospective buyer does a routine water test and everybody learns that it’s not all that routine. Arsenic ! Most likely it will need to be fixed before the sale can be closed. Most banks & mortgage companies require a home to have water that meets the EPA Safe Drinking Water Standards… before they will fund the mortgage for the buyer. Please feel free to call me (Chuck) at Mainely Water if you need help finding a “Certified Lab” to do the testing for you. Or… If you have already had it tested and are in need of filtration for Arsenic (or anything else), please check with us for water filtration or water softening needs. Chuck…. 207-907-9772