Arsenic in Water in Western Missouri
Arsenic is a common water issue in Missouri, however, it can be easily and affordably removed with an under-sink filter from EcoWater of Kansas City.
According to the CDC, “Arsenic can enter the water supply from natural deposits in the earth or from industrial and agricultural pollution. It is widely believed that naturally occurring arsenic dissolves out of certain rock formations when groundwater levels drop significantly. Some industries in the United States release thousands of pounds of arsenic into the environment every year. Once released, arsenic remains in the environment for a long time. Arsenic is removed from the air by rain, snow, and gradual settling. Once on the ground or in surface water, arsenic can slowly enter groundwater. High arsenic levels in private wells may come from certain arsenic-containing fertilizers used in the past or industrial waste. It may also indicate improper well construction or overuse of chemical fertilizers or herbicides in the past.”
How do you know if you have arsenic?
A simple water test can inform you as to the presence and quantity of arsenic in your water. EcoWater of Kansas City offers water testing as well as professional analysis of what the test results mean so you know the best way to move forward with treatment.
Our primary arsenic solution is the AdEdge AD4510S Arsenic Reduction Cartridge which is a replacement filter for under the counter or POU (point-of-use) filters that require filtration right at the point where water is being used. The filter removes up to 99% of arsenic from water. With a nominal rating of 25 microns and a flow rate of 0.5 GPM, the filter cartridge is apt for any standard filter housing. It has a capacity of 3,000 gallons and the dimensions are 4 3/4″ x 9 3/4″ making it easy to fit-in any under-sink spaces.