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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2010, 03:31:30 AM »
Tampa FL/ Hillsborough County, June 2010

pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 463
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.77
Cations / Anions, me/L 8.1 / 8.3
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Sodium, Na 44
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 102
Magnesium, Mg 12
Total Hardness, CaCO3 305
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.6 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 76
Chloride, Cl 40
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 144
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 118
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2010, 09:21:29 AM »
Can someone explain how mg/L tranlsates to ppm's?  Or what I can do with the numbers as they stand in mg/L?  I have an analysis for a spring from a house we almost bought ( :'() and just wanted to play around with what it all means.  Also, there is a roadside spring just down the road so...  perhaps they have similar makeups.  I know, not likely.  Just always been curious to start thinking about water makeup.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2010, 09:30:39 AM »
They are the same.

1 miligram * 1000 = 1 gram.  There are 1000 grams of water per liter.  So that is 1 part per million, or ppm.




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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2010, 12:34:39 PM »
Enso,

In addition to ppm, water reports typically also list their breakdown in other units:
mg/L (milligrams per Liter), or
μg/L (micrograms per Liter). 

mg/L is the same thing as ppm (parts per million), as already explained above.
If you're given a number in μg/L, you need to first divide it by 1000 to get mg/L (or ppm).

30 ppm = 30 mg/L = 30,000 μg/L

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2010, 11:54:44 AM »
From my well, just west of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

pH 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 172
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.29
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.9 / 2.6

Sodium, Na 1 ppm
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 51
Magnesium, Mg 3
Total Hardness, CaCO3 140
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 3
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 144
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 118

"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2010, 09:31:12 AM »

Germantown, MD - Montgomery County
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pH 8.0
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 306
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.51
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.5 / 4.4
ppm
Sodium, Na 20
Potassium, K 4
Calcium, Ca 54
Magnesium, Mg 10
Total Hardness, CaCO3 177
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.8 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 22
Chloride, Cl 37
Carbonate, CO3 6
Bicarbonate, HCO3 106
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 97

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2010, 04:36:08 AM »
Near Trenton,Fla. 90ft deep well.


pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 143
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.24
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.4 / 2.3
ppm
Sodium, Na 3
Potassium, K < 1
Calcium, Ca 43
Magnesium, Mg 2
Total Hardness, CaCO3 116
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 1
Chloride, Cl 2
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 132
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 109

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2010, 09:03:16 PM »
I had mine tested by Ward Labs last year.  Redmond WA, Union Hill Water Association.  No chlorine at all, so I don't even filter my brewing water.  No fluoride either, so I have to give my kids fluoride every day, but that's a different story . . .

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 97
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.16
Cations / Anions, me/L 1.7 / 1.8
ppm
Sodium, Na 8
Potassium, K 1
Calcium, Ca 15
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 67
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 5
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 83
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 68
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #68 on: August 23, 2010, 09:26:52 AM »
AJ deLange has a post on the Brewing Network forum about something he just found out about the Ward Labs report (if you don't know who he is, let me just say that when he writes about water chemistry I read it and hope I understand what he has to say).   If you look at the reports, SO4 is listed as SO4-S, which means the number reported is the sulfur.  AJ says to multiply by 3 to get the Sulfate as ppm.

You can read it here.
http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21815
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« Reply #69 on: August 23, 2010, 11:01:47 AM »
Wow, great info Jeff!
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #70 on: August 23, 2010, 11:53:09 AM »
It takes me from 16 S to 48 ppm SO4.  Not a huge number since mine was low, but enough to change any calculation I would do for SO4.  If my SO4-S was 75, then it would be 225 ppm SO4, and I would not want to add much CaSO4.

Someone should thank AJ!
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« Reply #71 on: August 23, 2010, 12:27:52 PM »
Not a huge difference for me since mine goes from 5 to 15, but still, that's damn good to know.

Thanks AJ, and thanks Jeff for pointing us to it.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2010, 01:01:41 PM »
Maple Grove, MN
Evidently, we have some of the hardest water on earth.

Metals
Total Hardness as CaCO3 357 mg/l
Calcium as CaCO3 208 mg/l
Magnesium as CaCO3 149 mg/l
Sodium as CaCO3 42.1 mg/l

Wet Chemistry
pH 7.2
Turbidity 0.19
Alkalinity, Total as CaCO3 297 mg/l
Alkalinity, Bicarbonate 297 mg/l
Chloride as CaCO3 80.5
Sulfate as CaCO3 46.2

Calculated
pH of Saturation 7.37
Langelier Index @ 8.8C -0.17
Free CO2 45 mg/l
Total Hardeness as CaCO3 20.9 gpg
Non-Carbonate Hardness as CaCO3 59.8 mg/l

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2010, 09:50:25 AM »
Worcester, MA (Not the home of the sauce)

pH 5.8
Residual Alkalinity 2.4
Calcium, Ca++ 9
Magnesium, Mg++ 0
Sodium, Na+ 10
Bicarbonate, HCO3 10
Sulfate, SO4- - 10
Chloride, Cl- 24
HDNS  21
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2010, 05:25:45 PM »
Minneapolis (Northeast), MN (as of 8/12/08):

pH 8.9
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 20
Magnesium, Mg 3
Total Hardness, CaCO3 63
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.3 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 10
Chloride, Cl 25
Carbonate, CO3 4
Bicarbonate, HCO3 19
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 21


Hey, how did you get this info?  Or, for updated info, who do I call?  I am just starting to think about playing with my water chemistry, but with my carbon filter my water (and beer) is greatly improved already.

Sorry, I must have missed this post!  I had Ward Labs do analyses of water samples for all of the profiles I posted.
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