How is my Water Treated?

All five active wells have potassium hydroxide added for corrosion control.  This adjusts the final pH and alkalinity.  Sodium hypochlorite (chlorine) is added for disinfection.  We carefully monitor the amount of chlorine, adding the smallest quantity necessary to protect the safety of your water without compromising taste. AquaMag, a blended polyphosphate corrosion inhibitor, is injected into the water to sequester iron and manganese; it also helps to protect the lining of the water mains.  The three largest producing wells provide water to the new Green Sand Treatment Facility located on Plain St.  This facility, through green sand filters, removes iron and manganese, which are naturally occurring minerals found in groundwater.  Water chemistry is tested daily and adjustments are performed as needed to ensure water quality.