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Jbt 01-06-2012 12:35 PM

Emmaus, Pa Ward Water test
 
Just got the results for Emmaus,Pa public water back yesterday.

pH 7.9
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est, ppm 250
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.42
Cations / Anions, me/L 4.3 / 4.3
ppm
Sodium, Na 18
Potassium, K 3
Calcium, Ca 35
Magnesium, Mg 20
Total Hardness, CaCO3 171
Nitrate, NO3-N 2.4 (SAFE)
Sulfate, SO4-S 6
Chloride, Cl 35
Carbonate, CO3 < 1
Bicarbonate, HCO3 172
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 141

ajdelange 01-06-2012 02:00 PM

A bit hard and a bit alkaline but pretty nominal.

jholen 01-06-2012 02:51 PM

How much did the test cost? Isn't it like $16 (test #6 if I remember correctly). I think I'm going to send in for a sample myself. Curious as to how you sent your sample in.

Thanks,
- J

Jbt 01-06-2012 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jholen (Post 3634244)
How much did the test cost? Isn't it like $16 (test #6 if I remember correctly). I think I'm going to send in for a sample myself. Curious as to how you sent your sample in.

Thanks,
- J

Think it was $16.50. Sent in a deerpark 16oz watter bottle. small box UPS

Jbt 01-06-2012 03:53 PM

So is the s04-s my s04 number or does it need to be converted in someway to put in a water chart?

I think I mutiply it by 3

jmf143 01-06-2012 03:57 PM

SO4-S needs to be multiplied by 3 to get the correct Sulfate value you're looking for.

Jbt 01-06-2012 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmf143 (Post 3634498)
SO4-S needs to be multiplied by 3 to get the correct Sulfate value you're looking for.

Thanks

mabrungard 01-06-2012 04:57 PM

Magnesium is just a bit high, but not excessive.

ajdelange 01-06-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jbt (Post 3634484)
So is the s04-s my s04 number or does it need to be converted in someway to put in a water chart?
I think I mutiply it by 3

The number is the milligrams of sulfur in the sulfate in a liter of the water. To get the sulfate weight you must account for the four oxygens. For each 32 mg of sulfur there are 64 mg of oxygen so that a sulfate ion weighs (32 + 64)/32 = 3 times as much as the sulfur and it is necessary to multiply by 3.

In some spreadsheets there is a box you tic if you want to enter "as sulfur" (same for nitrate and nitrite "as nitrogen").

Jbt 01-06-2012 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mabrungard (Post 3634712)
Magnesium is just a bit high, but not excessive.

Ya the magnesium being a bit high kind of screws up the additions a bit for many profiles except Burton profile that one is pretty close.


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