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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #360 on: March 31, 2016, 07:43:42 PM »
Got this recently...can't figure out how my sodium is so damn high! I ensured that I bypassed my water softener and ran the water for about 5 minutes. This is city tap water filtered through a Pur filtering device.

pH- 8.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm-503
Cations / Anions, me/L- 8.1/8.6
Sodium, Na- 179
Potassium, K- 12
Calcium, Ca Magnesium, Mg- 1
Total Hardness, CaCO3- 3
Nitrate, NO3-N- < 1
Sulfate, SO4-S- 58
Chloride, Cl- 52
Carbonate, CO3- 9.4
Bicarbonate, HCO3- 195
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3- 173
Total Phosphorus, P- .82
Total Iron, Fe- .02
Your Ca and Mg are very low, NA high. Looks like it was softened. Does the city soften? Can they give you any data on hardness?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #361 on: May 13, 2016, 07:52:37 AM »
New house, new water, not good - help?

pH - 8.3
TDS - 532 ppm
Na - 140 ppm
K - 3 ppm
Ca - 32 ppm
Mg - 13 ppm
Total Hardness (CaCO3) - 134 ppm
Nitrate (NO3-N) - <0.1
Sulfate (SO4-S) - 89 ppm
Cl - 46 ppm
CO3 - 1.2 ppm
HCO3 - 117 ppm
CaCO3 - 98 ppm
P - 0.57 ppm
Total Iron - <0.1

The sodium is quite high - can't (don't want to) brew with this stuff! Should I just buy RO and build it myself?
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #362 on: May 13, 2016, 07:55:51 AM »
New house, new water, not good - help?

pH - 8.3
TDS - 532 ppm
Na - 140 ppm
K - 3 ppm
Ca - 32 ppm
Mg - 13 ppm
Total Hardness (CaCO3) - 134 ppm
Nitrate (NO3-N) - <0.1
Sulfate (SO4-S) - 89 ppm
Cl - 46 ppm
CO3 - 1.2 ppm
HCO3 - 117 ppm
CaCO3 - 98 ppm
P - 0.57 ppm
Total Iron - <0.1

The sodium is quite high - can't (don't want to) brew with this stuff! Should I just buy RO and build it myself?


Yeah, the Na is pretty high. Personally I'd go with RO.
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #363 on: May 13, 2016, 08:00:58 AM »
New house, new water, not good - help?

pH - 8.3
TDS - 532 ppm
Na - 140 ppm
K - 3 ppm
Ca - 32 ppm
Mg - 13 ppm
Total Hardness (CaCO3) - 134 ppm
Nitrate (NO3-N) - <0.1
Sulfate (SO4-S) - 89 ppm
Cl - 46 ppm
CO3 - 1.2 ppm
HCO3 - 117 ppm
CaCO3 - 98 ppm
P - 0.57 ppm
Total Iron - <0.1

The sodium is quite high - can't (don't want to) brew with this stuff! Should I just buy RO and build it myself?


Yeah, the Na is pretty high. Personally I'd go with RO.
+1. Someone better at this might be able to give you a mitigation strategy, but even if you diluted that by 50% or 75% your sodium would be high enough that you'd need to avoid any treatments that add sodium. All RO opens up a lot more options, and once you're diluting beyond 50% why bother unless there's something in the source water that you DO want.

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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #364 on: May 13, 2016, 08:08:37 AM »
+2;  Looks like softened water to me.  If that is tap I'd lease a decent RO system for drinking/cooking with some access for brewing.  Na appears 3x recommended limit of EPA.  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjgoousqdfMAhVHGz4KHfGcDrkQFggjMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.epa.gov%2Fsites%2Fproduction%2Ffiles%2F2014-09%2Fdocuments%2Fsupport_cc1_sodium_dwreport.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF44Ubt5bL_qUbnEJJqS-tSu5G3Xw&cad=rja

I would do some due diligence here. 
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #365 on: May 19, 2016, 11:43:11 AM »
+2;  Looks like softened water to me.  If that is tap I'd lease a decent RO system for drinking/cooking with some access for brewing.  Na appears 3x recommended limit of EPA.  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjgoousqdfMAhVHGz4KHfGcDrkQFggjMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.epa.gov%2Fsites%2Fproduction%2Ffiles%2F2014-09%2Fdocuments%2Fsupport_cc1_sodium_dwreport.pdf&usg=AFQjCNF44Ubt5bL_qUbnEJJqS-tSu5G3Xw&cad=rja

I would do some due diligence here.

That's an interesting thought - I did reach out to the water company and I have their water report coming soon - be interesting to see how it compares to my report from Ward Labs...

EDIT - Forgot to add location; Plain City, OH (Jerome Village - brand new development)
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Re: Post your water report
« Reply #366 on: May 20, 2016, 08:17:54 AM »
Chesterfield, Derbyshire:

Sodium: 28.81mg Na/l

Calcium as CaCO3: 85.42mg/l

Magnesium as CaCO3:  24.38 mg/L

Iron: 21.30 ug Fe/l

Sulphate: 63.62 mg SO4/l

Chloride: 28.86mg Cl/l

Nitrate as NO3: 06.62mg NO3/l

Nitrite: 0

Fluoride: 0.43mg F/l

Alkalinity as CaCO3: 55.52 mg CaCO3/l

PH: 7.66