Monday, May 18, 2009

Stamford Well water -metals

Some of the issues with metals are not health related, they simply stain, everything.
Yellow, brown, black, blue.
They add pleasant and unpleasant tastes in the water.
Lead is sweet - you do not want sweet water.
Iron and manganese give a bitter flavor.
Copper is really metallic.
Lead is really bad for children under the age of six.
Copper is an essential nutrient, but too much can cause severe gastrointestinal problems.
Very high levels of manganese can cause mercury-like brain damage, small doses are good for muscle growth.
Iron is not used by the body and does nothing against it either.
Copper and lead are products of corrosion, either by water quality or by electrical problems.

Test Average value High Okay % Okay
METALS in mg/L
above 0.3 0.2 to 0.3
iron 0.58 657 173 2234 72.91%
above 5.0 0.5 to 5 0.05 to 0.499
manganese 0.14 8 186 745 1528 61.94%
above 5.0
zinc 0.23 1 175 99.43%
above 1.3 .5 to 1.3
copper 0.38 168 336 2473 83.07%
above 0.015 0.005 to 0.015
lead 0.01 24 37 115 65.34%
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