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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2012, 02:26:47 PM »
Independence, Missouri (Jackson County)
Courtney Bend Well Field by Missouri River
41 wells from Missouri River Alluvial Aquifer (groundwater source, primarily Limestone and other sedimentary bedrock)

2011 Water Confidence Report by Independence City Utilities

Alkalinity, Total (mg/L)  65
Calcium (mg/L) 21
Chloride (mg/L)  24
Hardness, Total (mg/L as Calcium Carbonate)  120
Magnesium (mg/L)  20
pH  9.75
Potassium (mg/L) 6.6
Silica (mg/L)  15
Sodium (mg/L)  50
Sulfate (mg/L)  160
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #181 on: June 16, 2012, 10:19:46 AM »
From East Spokane Water District 1.  I live in Spokane Valley, Washington.  This water has no chlorine, chloramines, or flouride, or other purification agent(s).  I keep calling them to be sure that doesn't change...

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 183
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.31
Cations / Anions, me/L 3.0 / 3.0

#'s below in ppm:
Sodium, Na 6
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 35
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 138
Nitrate, NO3-N 1.5 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 4
Chloride, Cl 7
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 151
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 124

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #182 on: June 18, 2012, 09:15:18 PM »
i live in round rock, texas and have been uable to find a water report that lists the appropriate info.  what are some keywords i should use when googling.  ive asked a local brewer and some club members and no one knows.  thanks.

Did you post to the Texas Carboys or Austin Zealots? I've posted info out to the Zealots Yahoo group a few times.

You should receive the annual drinking water quality report by July 1, the City hasn't posted online as of yet -- the one available at http://dww.tceq.texas.gov/CCR/ (search for "City of Round Rock" or TX2460003) does not include the secondaries that you would want for sulfate/hardness/calcium etc. pH usually ranges from 7.3 - 7.6, raw water alkalinity is ~155.

Chloramine levels depend on how far you live from the water treatment/pump stations, but be aware that with historical levels in distribution minimum of 2.15 mg/L (measured as total chlorine) and levels above 3 mg/L out of the treatment plant that you need to dechloraminate. Carbon filtration may not remove all if you don't have sufficient contact time to hit a removal efficiency that you need.

Assuming that Kim Lutz is still handling the water quality data for Round Rock, you can call her at (512) 341-3333 or email kiml@round-rock.tx.us for more recent data.

You can also get your water tested by LCRA Environmental Services in southeast Austin, they have a residential water supply testing services https://els.lcra.org/RWST.aspx.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #183 on: July 12, 2012, 12:38:31 PM »
Oklahoma City, OK (Lake Hefner)
May 2012 quarterly report

Total  Dissolved Solids   591
Phenolphthalein Alkalinity as CaCO3   13
Total Alkalinity as CaCO3   36
Hardness as CaCO3   228
Calcium as CaCO3   130
Hardness in grains per gallon   13
Bicarbonate Alkalinity as CaCO3   10
Calcium as Ca++   52
Magnesium as Mg++   25
Sulfate   211
Chloride   125
Bromide   <0.25
Fluoride   0.54
pH (Std. Units)   9.8

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #184 on: July 12, 2012, 12:42:54 PM »
i live in round rock, texas and have been uable to find a water report that lists the appropriate info.  what are some keywords i should use when googling.  ive asked a local brewer and some club members and no one knows.  thanks.

Did you post to the Texas Carboys or Austin Zealots? I've posted info out to the Zealots Yahoo group a few times.

You should receive the annual drinking water quality report by July 1, the City hasn't posted online as of yet -- the one available at http://dww.tceq.texas.gov/CCR/ (search for "City of Round Rock" or TX2460003) does not include the secondaries that you would want for sulfate/hardness/calcium etc. pH usually ranges from 7.3 - 7.6, raw water alkalinity is ~155.

Chloramine levels depend on how far you live from the water treatment/pump stations, but be aware that with historical levels in distribution minimum of 2.15 mg/L (measured as total chlorine) and levels above 3 mg/L out of the treatment plant that you need to dechloraminate. Carbon filtration may not remove all if you don't have sufficient contact time to hit a removal efficiency that you need.

Assuming that Kim Lutz is still handling the water quality data for Round Rock, you can call her at (512) 341-3333 or email kiml@round-rock.tx.us for more recent data.

You can also get your water tested by LCRA Environmental Services in southeast Austin, they have a residential water supply testing services https://els.lcra.org/RWST.aspx.

just saw this, thanks for all the great info.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #185 on: July 12, 2012, 12:52:11 PM »
i live in round rock, texas and have been uable to find a water report that lists the appropriate info.  what are some keywords i should use when googling.  ive asked a local brewer and some club members and no one knows.  thanks.

Did you post to the Texas Carboys or Austin Zealots? I've posted info out to the Zealots Yahoo group a few times.

You should receive the annual drinking water quality report by July 1, the City hasn't posted online as of yet -- the one available at http://dww.tceq.texas.gov/CCR/ (search for "City of Round Rock" or TX2460003) does not include the secondaries that you would want for sulfate/hardness/calcium etc. pH usually ranges from 7.3 - 7.6, raw water alkalinity is ~155.

Chloramine levels depend on how far you live from the water treatment/pump stations, but be aware that with historical levels in distribution minimum of 2.15 mg/L (measured as total chlorine) and levels above 3 mg/L out of the treatment plant that you need to dechloraminate. Carbon filtration may not remove all if you don't have sufficient contact time to hit a removal efficiency that you need.

Assuming that Kim Lutz is still handling the water quality data for Round Rock, you can call her at (512) 341-3333 or email kiml@round-rock.tx.us for more recent data.

You can also get your water tested by LCRA Environmental Services in southeast Austin, they have a residential water supply testing services https://els.lcra.org/RWST.aspx.

just saw this, thanks for all the great info.

ditto... great info for Austinites and Round Rockians
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #186 on: July 31, 2012, 10:43:10 AM »
Just got mine in last night.

This is my well water in Pound Ridge, NY

pH 6.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 88
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.15
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.4 / 1.4
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Sodium, Na         9
Potassium, K       3
Calcium, Ca        14
Magnesium, Mg    3
Total Hardness, CaCO3         48
Nitrate, NO3-N          1.4 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S     3
Chloride, Cl         6
Carbonate, CO3 <      1
Bicarbonate, HCO3     53
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3      44
Total Phosphorus, P          0.74
Total Iron, Fe                  <0.01

Now the fun begins!!!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #187 on: August 02, 2012, 12:18:55 PM »
This is my report from Prince William County, VA. I'm looking to switch to all grain soon, and was wondering if I could get some feedback on this. The report shows tests conducted over a year period, I'm listing the average values. Thanks!


pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 188
Electrical Conductivity, umho/cm 354

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Sodium, Na         32.9
Potassium, K       4.3
Calcium, Ca        22.6
Magnesium, Mg    5.5
Total Hardness, CaCO3         78
Nitrate, NO3-N          1.2
Sulfate, SO4-S     25.3
Chloride, Cl         49.8
Carbonate, CO3 <      1
Bicarbonate, HCO3     54
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3      54
Total Phosphorus, P          0.33
Total Iron, Fe                  BQL

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« Reply #188 on: August 02, 2012, 06:44:30 PM »
This is my report from Prince William County, VA. I'm looking to switch to all grain soon, and was wondering if I could get some feedback on this. The report shows tests conducted over a year period, I'm listing the average values. Thanks!


pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 188
Electrical Conductivity, umho/cm 354

ppm
Sodium, Na         32.9
Potassium, K       4.3
Calcium, Ca        22.6
Magnesium, Mg    5.5
Total Hardness, CaCO3         78
Nitrate, NO3-N          1.2
Sulfate, SO4-S     25.3
Chloride, Cl         49.8
Carbonate, CO3 <      1
Bicarbonate, HCO3     54
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3      54
Total Phosphorus, P          0.33
Total Iron, Fe                  BQL

I'll preface this by saying, I am by far no water specialist and am just getting into understanding water. It looks like you have some really workable water. I'm the post before yours and spent some time reading through previous posts and other online water research as well as looking at other reports. (Again, not an expert, just believe I learned something) You should be able to make ALMOST any water you want with salt and acid additions that you want. You can probably dilute that water add the salts that are lacking and get close to Pilsen water. If you haven't already, download Bru'n water, read through it, pick a style you want to brew and start building the water profile for it. I found it, in addition to other research, to be a great way to start understanding water manipulation.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #189 on: August 03, 2012, 02:57:27 PM »
This is my report from Prince William County, VA. I'm looking to switch to all grain soon, and was wondering if I could get some feedback on this. The report shows tests conducted over a year period, I'm listing the average values. Thanks!


pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 188
Electrical Conductivity, umho/cm 354

ppm
Sodium, Na         32.9
Potassium, K       4.3
Calcium, Ca        22.6
Magnesium, Mg    5.5
Total Hardness, CaCO3         78
Nitrate, NO3-N          1.2
Sulfate, SO4-S     25.3
Chloride, Cl         49.8
Carbonate, CO3 <      1
Bicarbonate, HCO3     54
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3      54
Total Phosphorus, P          0.33
Total Iron, Fe                  BQL

I'll preface this by saying, I am by far no water specialist and am just getting into understanding water. It looks like you have some really workable water. I'm the post before yours and spent some time reading through previous posts and other online water research as well as looking at other reports. (Again, not an expert, just believe I learned something) You should be able to make ALMOST any water you want with salt and acid additions that you want. You can probably dilute that water add the salts that are lacking and get close to Pilsen water. If you haven't already, download Bru'n water, read through it, pick a style you want to brew and start building the water profile for it. I found it, in addition to other research, to be a great way to start understanding water manipulation.

Great, thanks for the tip. I'm def going to dl Bru'n water- looks like a great resource.

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« Reply #190 on: August 23, 2012, 11:22:14 AM »
Effingham, IL -- Municipal Water Supply -- Ward Labs Report


pH - 9.2
TDS - 128
Cations/Anions - 2.0/2.0

Sodium - 11
Potassium - 5
Calcium - 22
Magnesium - 4
Total Hardness as CaCO3 - 72
Sulfate, SO4-S - 9
Chloride - 15
Carbonate - 9
Bicarbonate - 44
Total Alkalinty as CaCO3 - 51
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« Reply #191 on: August 23, 2012, 11:33:37 AM »
Brookfield, Ohio

Total Hardness: 108
Calcium: 28
Sulfate: 35
Chloride: 15
Mg: 5

chloramine treated. Not to shabby.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #192 on: August 23, 2012, 12:28:04 PM »
Walla Walla, WA.
I've had one test done in August and another in December and they were really similar.

pH 7.3
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 42
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.07
Cations / Anions, me/L 0.7 / 0.5

Sodium, Na - 2
Potassium, K - 2
Calcium, Ca - 8
Magnesium, Mg - 2
Total Hardness, CaCO3 - 28
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S - 1
Chloride, Cl - 1
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 - 25
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 - 20

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« Reply #193 on: September 25, 2012, 08:40:28 AM »
I've noticed that some of my lightly hopped beers (20-40 IBU) a slight harshness to the bitterness. I use straight tap water (no treatment at all) and just do 60 min boils for all my bittering additions. Based on the water report, is it likely to be from the water or something in my brewing procedure? Are there any water adjustments I should be making to most of my brews? I know these questions are recipe dependent, but some general guidelines would be fabulous. Thanks for any help.

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pH 7.9 (measured closer to 7 from my faucet)
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 76
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.13
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.2 / 1.1

(ppm)
Sodium, Na 3
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 17
Magnesium, Mg 2
Total Hardness, CaCO3 51
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 4
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 44
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 36
Total Phosphorus, P 0.94
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01

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« Reply #194 on: September 25, 2012, 08:46:26 AM »
I've noticed that some of my lightly hopped beers (20-40 IBU) a slight harshness to the bitterness. I use straight tap water (no treatment at all) and just do 60 min boils for all my bittering additions. Based on the water report, is it likely to be from the water or something in my brewing procedure? Are there any water adjustments I should be making to most of my brews? I know these questions are recipe dependent, but some general guidelines would be fabulous. Thanks for any help.

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