Inorganic major constituent

  • GENERAL INFORMATION Alkalinity is the buffering capacity of the water. It measures the ability of water bodies to neutralize acids and bases thereby maintaining a fairly stable pH. Water that is a good buffer contains compounds, such as bicarbonates, carbonates, and hydroxides.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Potassium is a natural and essential element in plants and animals, and humans are exposed to it primarily through food. The most common source of potassium in drinking water are water softeners using potassium chloride. The use of a water softeners using potassium chloride can significantly increase the levels of potassium in drinking water, even at water hardness levels considered to be acceptable.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Hardness does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. Hard water classifications:
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Sulfate is a substance that occurs naturally in drinking water. HEALTH EFFECTS People unaccustomed to drinking water with elevated levels of sulfate can experience diarrhea and dehydration. Infants are often more sensitive to sulfate than adults. As a precaution, water with a sulfate level exceeding 400 mg/L should not be used in the preparation of infant formula. Older children and adults become accustomed to high sulfate levels after a few days.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Calcium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION Magnesium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet.
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  • GENERAL INFORMATION Sodium is widely distributed in soils, plants, water and foods. It is essential to human life. Many people use the word ÒsaltÓ when they intend to refer to sodium or to sodium chloride. When a salt such as sodium chloride dissolves in water it breaks up into positively- and negatively-charged ions. Sodium chloride breaks up into sodium and chloride ions in water. Every water supply contains some sodium and chloride. A major source of sodium in the natural waters is due to the weathering of rocks and soils.