Hello, everyone. I'm looking for help on determining how to fix my water issues. I just got my water checked and these are the numbers:
Turbidity 0.8 NTU
pH 6.2 SU
Iron 2.2 mg/L
Hardness 16 mg/L as CaCo3
Lead 0.030 mg/L
Copper 0.33 mg/L
Nitrates+Nitrites Not Detected
Total Coliforms, E. Coli, Sand: Absent
I'm on a 15 year old well with original well pump. I have an old softener system that is currently being bypassed. I don't know why it would have been used, since the Hardness level is in "soft" range according to the lab.
I was surprised by the Lead reading, given that we're on a well and our house was built in 1999, but I am getting it checked again to make sure it wasn't just the result of a cheap faucet. If the faucet isn't the issue, could the acidity of the water be pulling Lead from the well pump?
I would like to have a whole-house system so that my pipes don't suffer from the acidity and iron issues. I am willing to do whole-house drinkable, or just fix the acid/iron for the house and then do a RO or other system at the kitchen if that is more economical.
We do get the sulfur smell from time to time and I gather from reading here and elsewhere that that may be a HWH issue, but if these numbers indicate otherwise, I'm interested in fixing that as well.
Thanks very much for your help!