- Residential Systems
- Commercial Systems
- Bottleless Coolers
- Water Tests
- Filters & Media
|Natural Sources||Deposits of minerals, decaying organisms in water|
|Agriculture||including pesticides, irrigation methods, soil contaminants, animal waste|
Air pollution is a major source of water contaminants. As water condenses and becomes precipitation, it may pick up particles from the air and dissolve them. These minerals and other impurities become water contaminants either directly when the rain falls into open bodies of water, or indirectly through runoff and groundwater contamination.
|Industrial wastes, incinerated chemicals and wastes, pollutants from emissions from automobiles, etc. including nitrogen, mercury, copper, PCB, chlordane, lead, lindane, diazanon, hexachlorobenzene|
Construction of buildings, roads, bridges that disturb the soil
|Increased sediments in water|
Soils and sands that settle on ocean floors and lake/river bottoms.
|PCBs, chemicals from industrial plants, fertilizers, pesticides that may have been used decades ago|
|Combined Sewer Overflows
Old sewer systems that carry both storm water and sewage, designed to overflow into surface streams and rivers as a ‘safety measure.’ Combined sewer systems serve roughly 950 communities with about 40 million people.
|Untreated human wastes, industrial waste, toxic materials, debris from sewer systems.|
|Industrial Point Sources
Pollution by industrial sources from discharges, runoff, and land treatment of wastes.
|Industrial chemicals, heat which may kill fish and other organisms, contributing to organic pollution|
|Landfills||Leachate, leached water from waste disposal systems that leaches into groundwater|
|Marinas and Harbors||Fuel, petroleum products from boat cleaning, fueling, and maintenance, waste water treatment|
|Municipal Point Sources||Discharges from municipal water treatment plants|
Catch-all term for surface water contamination that happens during runoff, when water runs over city streets, fields, parks, forests etc, on its way to a surface water source
|Fertilizer, pesticide, herbicides, oil, grease, toxic chemicals, sediment, salt, acid, bacteria from livestock and pet wastes, faulty septic systems|
|Septic Systems||Sludge and bacteria leakage|
|Urban Runoff/Storm Sewers||Sediment, solid waste, decaying vegetation, oil, grease, chemicals from cars, fertilizer and pesticides from gardening, bacteria and viruses, road salts, heavy metals, sediments|