I just recieved my results from Ward labs. First time I have ever known anything about the water I use. Though I do not know what it means... yet.
West Barnet, Vermont. U.S.A. from a roadside spring off of Harvey's lake.
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 157
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.26
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.5 / 2.7
Sodium, Na 1
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 45
Magnesium, Mg 2
Total Hardness, CaCO3 121
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 6 (18 ppm)
Chloride, Cl 1
Carbonate, CO3 9
Bicarbonate, HCO3 120
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 112
Fluoride, F 0.01
Total Iron, Fe < 0.01
"<" - Not Detected / Below Detection Limit
I realize it will probably vary greatly throughout the year. I already noticed one change since I have been using it just a month ago. I mixed up some starsan with it when we moved in. No problem. Couple of weeks back I mixed some and it immediately clouded up! That is generally a sign of hard water correct? This report was from a sample I sent in last Friday.