Water Treatment

water-treatmentDo you have hard water, sulfur smell, staining in your sinks? When you are on a private water supply you may come across various issues with your water quality. Our trained professionals can help you with treatment system custom tailored to your specific water quality issue. The best place to start is by having your water tested. Below is some of the equipment that can be used to address treatment needs. Please call us to discuss your specific needs.

Water Softeners, Iron Filters, Sulfur Removal

Hard water is caused by calcium and magnesium that are dissolved in the water. This causes scale to form in hot water pipes and water heaters. It interferes with the cleaning action of soaps and detergents, and forms a film on skin, clothing, and fixtures. At Prairie State we buy and custom build our water softeners with parts from Charger Water, a local company that provides quality parts and components. At Prairie State we strive for excellence and quality materials for our customers, that is why we use only Clack filter heads. Clacks WS1 high flow heads are durable and yet simple creating a great product for you the consumer.

Iron & Sulfur

When the level of iron in water exceeds the 0.3 mg/l limit, the water may have a red, brown, or yellow color and stain laundry and fixtures. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odor. Water system piping and fixtures can become restricted or clogged, and appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines plugged with rust and sediment. Iron gives water a disagreeable metallic taste. When the iron combines with tea, coffee and other beverages, it produces an inky, black appearance and a rusty, bad taste. Hydrogen sulfide or commonly referred to as sulfur dissolved in water can corrode plumbing metals, such as iron, steel, copper and brass and exposed metal parts in washing machines and other water-using appliances. The corrosion of iron and steel from hydrogen sulfide forms ferrous sulfide or “black water” which can darken silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils. Hydrogen sulfide can also interfere with the effectiveness of water softeners and filter systems. There are several effective and economical ways to treat these water quality problems:

  1. You can treat water chemically with Chlorine or Hydrogen Peroxide injection systems
  2. You can treat your water naturally with our iron/sulphur removal systems.

Please call with any questions we would love to discuss these systems with you.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is the process to produce high quality water by forcing water under great pressure against a certain type of membrane. That allows other water molecules to pass through while excluding most contaminants.

Basic RO systems will be located near a sink. A faucet will be added to dispense the RO water. The only maintenance required will be to change sediment and carbon cartridges 2 to 3 times per year. Storage tanks come in different sizes and additional storage tanks can be provided to store a larger supply of water. Pumps are also available to increase RO water production.

Service Areas

Prairie State Water Systems offers water treatment services in La Salle, Livingston, Kankakee, Grundy and parts of Kendall and Will counties in Illinois.

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