Arsenic is naturally occurring in groundwater in Southeast Michigan and has become a big concern for those living with water drawn from private and community well water supplies. The current drinking water standards for arsenic are set at 10ppb (parts per billion or ugl). Beauchamp Water offers several solutions to reduce and remove arsenic from your water supply. There are two types of arsenic which can occur naturally in groundwater, Arsenic III and V.
Whole House Filtration - Point of entry
The most popular option we offer is our whole house filtration/arsenic removal system. Our whole house filtration system removes both arsenic III and V along with iron, odor, and manganese and is environmentally friendly as it simply uses air to oxidize these contaminants then filter them out with our specialized filtration media so there is no maintenance required by the homeowner. The system cleans itself every three days or by gallons to assure your family has great water even during days of heavy usage. This is referred to as a Point of Entry system.
Reverse Osmosis - Point of Use
Another option for arsenic reduction is a reverse osmosis drinking water system. Reverse osmosis drinking water systems are designed to remove 90 plus percent of TDS (total dissolved solids) and give you great tasting, bottled water quality, drinking water. In addition to TDS reduction, a reverse osmosis system will significantly reduce levels of arsenic V, and arsenic III. When treating for arsenic removal with a reverse osmosis system, we recommend an additional filtration cartridge which is specifically designed to reduce the levels of arsenic III. These systems may be installed either under the kitchen sink, or in the basement, with a dedicated faucet at the kitchen sink and tied into the refrigerator to supply your family with great tasting, worry-free water, that can be used for drinking and cooking, right at your fingertips.