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Post your water report
« on: April 04, 2010, 12:33:33 PM »
Here's an opportunity to post your water report for other people to see.  Please say where you're from and any other relevant info that might allow people to see if your water might be like theirs.

I get my water from a well.  I'm about 10 mi. NW of Noti OR.

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.8 / 2.7
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Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 34
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 114
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 19
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 90
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 74
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 12:37:57 PM »
Sterling, VA - Loudoun County Water Authority
Sample Date:  11/25/2009


pH 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 258
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.43
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.3 / 4.0

ppm
Sodium, Na 22
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 46
Magnesium, Mg 11
Total Hardness, CaCO3 161
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.7 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 21
Chloride, Cl 23
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 121
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 99
Fluoride, F 1.22
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 12:52:03 PM »
There are 2 reports here.  Store bought RO water, and then my towns water.  Samples were last December-ish.

I use the RO for brewing and add different salts to get the profile I want.

RO Water, Milford Michigan
pH 6.3, 7.8
TDS 12, 630
Cond. mmho/cm 0.02, 1.05
Cations/anions me/L <.1/<.1, 11,10.8

Na <1, 58
K <1, 3
Ca <1, 114
Mg <1, 33
Harness CaCO3 <1, 423
Nitrate <0.1 (Safe), 0.3 (Safe)
SO4 <1, 16
Cl <1, 132
CO3 <1, <1
HCO3 <1, 364
Total Alkalinity CaCO3 <1, 298
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 12:54:09 PM »
San Antonio, Texas.

All-Grain brewer's here will find themselves needing to brew in the 18+ SRM range when using 100% Edwards Aquifer water.





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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 01:00:55 PM »
West TN well water . . 220 ft. deep in the McNairy-Nacatoch aquifer. Almost 500 ft. thick where I live.

It's a clean slate for me!  ;D  Can you say Bo-pils??  :D


pH 5.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 47
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.08
Cations / Anions, me/L < 0.1 / 0.1
ppm
Sodium, Na < 1
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca < 1
Magnesium, Mg < 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3 < 1
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S < 1
Chloride, Cl < 1
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 6
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 5
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 01:02:46 PM by dhacker »
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 03:46:11 PM »
West TN well water . . 220 ft. deep in the McNairy-Nacatoch aquifer. Almost 500 ft. thick where I live.

It's a clean slate for me!  ;D  Can you say Bo-pils??  :D


Hacker,

They have more minerals in the water in Pilsen!

You are a lucky man.  I have to buy RO water to have water like that. 
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 06:40:53 PM »
You are a lucky man.  I have to buy RO water to have water like that.

Depending on the feed water, RO could have more minerals than that...

Lawrence, IN:
Ca 96
Mg 26
Na 21
Cl 2
SO4 39
HCO3 358

(This is separate from the metro Indianapolis supply, although Lawrence is basically surrounded by Indy.)
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 07:48:33 PM »
Dearborn, Michigan from March 2009 (I'll update when I can get the new one from the city).  This report is from the Water Works plant, Detroit city water:

Mg   8
Ca   30
Na   13
Cl    10
Sulfate   31
Total Hardness   106  (CaCO3)
Total Alkalinity   87  (as CaCO3)
TDS   130
pH   7.28

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 07:59:42 AM »
300 foot deep well

Sodium................................ 14
Potassium............................. <1
Calcium...................................14
Magnesium...............................3
Total Hardness CaCO3...............48
Nitrate......................................1.0
Sulfate.......................................4
Chloride....................................15
Carbonate..................................<1
Bicarbonate HCO3......................37
Total Alkalinity CaCO3................31
Flouride......................................0.03
Total Iron....................................<0.01
TDS ..........................................110
pH..............................................6.7
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 08:30:57 AM »
Here's my water (PBG/Jupiter, FL):

Ca 23
Mg 4
HCO3 37
Na 21
Cl 70
SO4 12
pH 7.9
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 08:04:56 PM »
From a spring in the Little Belt Mountains of central MT.  Just got the Ward Labs report not too long ago and am still working on differnt treatments for different styles.  The water itself tastes great.

Location : DRY WOLF SPRING, MT
PH........................................8.1
Sodium, Na...........................2
Calcium, Ca..........................48
Magnesium, Mg.....................3
Total Hardness, CaCO3..........174
Sulfate, SO4..........................3
Chloride, Cl...........................1
Carbonate, CO3.....................6
Bicarbonate, HCO3................184
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3...........161

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2010, 01:36:09 PM »
Cary, IL - deep well in Fox River valley aquifer NW of Chicago (either that or an old limestone salt storage cavern)

pH 7.7
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 666
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 1.11
Cations / Anions, me/L 12.3 / 11.8
ppm
Sodium, Na 55
Potassium, K 4
Calcium, Ca 106
Magnesium, Mg 53
Total Hardness, CaCO3 486
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 27
Chloride, Cl 146
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 361
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 296

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 04:02:13 PM »
Jeff . . I think Roy just trumped you as far as "hard as nails" water!    :D
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2010, 05:44:58 AM »
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada - Town Water Supply.

Calcium 12
Magnesium 1
Sodium 8
Chloride 19
Sulphate 73
BiCarbonate 134
pH 8.4

I have to cut my water with RO and build a water profile for anything malty or with a low SRM.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 06:12:47 AM »
Orwigsburg, PA (40.6548, -76.1009) - city water

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.7 / 2.5

ppm
Sodium, Na 14
Potassium, K 1
Calcium, Ca 29
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 102
Nitrate, NO3-N < 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 8
Chloride, Cl 15
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 97
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 77
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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