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Old 06-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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Water Test Sample B COLD 6/23/09-Ward Labs
Private Well- Perry, MI

Ph 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est. 482
Electrical Conductivivty mmho/cm 0.80
Cations/Anions me/L 7.2/8.3




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Sodium, Na 20
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 71
Magnesium, Mg 33
Total Hardness, CaCO3 315
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 25
Chloride, Cl 16
Carbonate, CO3 <1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 384
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 315
Fluoride, F 0.62
Total Iron, Fe 0.10


“<” Not Detected/Below Detection Limit

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Water Test Sample A SOFT HOT 6/23/09 Ward Labs
Private Well- Perry, MI.

Ph 8.1
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est. 508
Electrical Conductivivty mmho/cm 0.85
Cations/Anions me/L 8.7/8.5




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Sodium, Na 194
Potassium, K <1
Calcium, Ca 2
Magnesium, Mg 2
Total Hardness, CaCO3 13
Nitrate, NO3-N <0.1 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 23
Chloride, Cl 15
Carbonate, CO3 15
Bicarbonate, HCO3 372
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 330
Fluoride, F 0.60
Total Iron, Fe 0.02


“<” Not Detected/Below Detection Limit

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Old 08-10-2009, 09:54 PM   #23
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Default Long Beach, CA water report

Location: Long Beach, CA
Utility: Long Beach Water Department
Water Source: Blend of local and imported water
Disinfectant: Chloramine
Date: 2008

http://www.lbwater.org/pdf/longbeachccr.pdf

The report states that there are two zones in LB (check the report to see which zone you are in), and that MWD water is used in winter/spring (October-April) while blended water is used in summer/fall (May-September).

MWD Water:
All results in mg/L-
Calcium 63
Magnesium 23
Sodium 97
Chloride 96
Sulfate 207
pH 7.9
Hardness as CaCO3 252
Alkalinity as CaCO3 112

Blended Water:
All results in mg/L-
Calcium 37
Magnesium 9.4
Sodium 77
Chloride 52
Sulfate 79
pH 8.1
Hardness as CaCO3 131
Alkalinity as CaCO3 129

The report doesn't state if hardness and alkalinity are measured in CaCO3, so I'm making an assumption here.

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Location: Durham, NC
Utility: Durham County
Water Source: ?
Interannual/Intra-annual variability: ?
Disinfectant: Chlorine
Date: January 2009

All results in mg/L-

Calcium 4.6
Magnesium 2.1
Sodium 25
Chloride 10
Sulfate 41
Ammonia --
Nitrite <0.10
Nitrate <1.0
pH 6.8
Hardness as CaCO3 20
Alkalinity as CaCO3 17
Does anyone have an update on the Durham water? Currently the water report available online. is a 2008 report and does not list magnesium levels. KingBrian... if you are still reading this, where did you get the water profile you posted here.
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Does anyone have an update on the Durham water? Currently the water report available online. is a 2008 report and does not list magnesium levels. KingBrian... if you are still reading this, where did you get the water profile you posted here.
That report is remarkably similiar to mine. I just got the results back from Ward Labs. It lists my Mg as 2 ppm. My water comes from the Cape Fear River, and I assume most of Chatham Co.'s does too?
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Did you have to order the water report or did you just pull one off the internet? So this water is just really that soft?

I live in the southpoint area. I would guess that our water comes out of Jordan lake. During the drought locals officials kept refering to the Jordan lake level in regards to our water usage/restrictions.

The PH of my first all-grain batch turned out surprisingly low. Below 5. As best I can figure I am going to have to get the Calsium and Magnesium levels up, but the sodium is already high so I don't want to add too much there. I am kindof at a loss on how to do that.
Ordered my analysis from Ward Labs, they're on the interwebs. Cost $20.00 (including shipping). Yes, I have extremely soft water too. I think that Jordan Lake is fed by the Cape Fear.

Check out this thread. I'm using TH's spreadsheet for adjustments. My sodium is also at 25 ppm, so baking soda is out of the question. Although some profiles have sodium in the 80's, like London.
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Cool, let's try to keep this thread to only posts with data on a specific location's water data.

Date tested: July 2009
Actual City: Piscataway, NJ
Other Cities on same system:

Raritan, Readington,Tewksbury,Manville,Millstone, Montgomery, Hopewell, North Plainfield, Lawrence, Peapack-Gladstone, Princeton, So. Bound Brook
West Windsor, Somerville, Cranbury, Warren, Dunellen, Watchung, Edison, Clark, Middlesex, Cranford, Piscataway, Fanwood, Plainsboro, Garwood, South Brunswick, Hillside, South Plainfield, Kenilworth, Chester, Linden, Bedminster, Mountainside, Bound Brook, Plainfield, Branchburg, Roselle, Bridgewater, Roselle Park, Franklin, Scotch Plains, Green Brook, Union, Hillsborough, Westfield

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Ca: 30
Mg: 10
Na: 28
Cl: 53
S04-S: 15 (SO4 is 45)
Total Alk (CaCO3): 59

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Holland & Zeeland, Michigan:
(Source: Holland Water Filtration Plant, 5-6-09)

Ca: 44
Mg: 12
Na: 13
Cl: 18
SO4: 32
HCO3: 116

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San Jose, CA
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pH 7.8
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 357
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.60
Cations / Anions, me/L 6.0 / 5.6
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Sodium, Na 79
Potassium, K 4
Calcium, Ca 23
Magnesium, Mg 16
Total Hardness, CaCO3 124
Nitrate, NO3-N 0.5 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 17
Chloride, Cl 101
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 96
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 79
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I would love for someone to post the results for Chicago's water. I know it is the same water for all the suburbs as well.

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