First off, thanks way in advance for any help...I understand that this can be tedious, but I am having no luck trying to decipher the information here into usable knowledge.
I've been brewing all grain with Poland Spring gallon jugs and mineral additions as my brewing water. I'd really like to begin using my tap water to save money/time, if possible. How does this look for a base water?
Also, this information is on the site as well:
WHAT TYPE OF WATER TREATMENT
The Massapequa Water District provides treatment at all
wells to improve the quality of the water pumped prior to
distribution to the consumer. The pH of the pumped water
is adjusted upward to reduce the corrosive action between
the water and water mains and in-house plumbing by the
addition of sodium hydroxide. To provide optimum
corrosion control, the Water District also adds blended
polyphosphates to the water produced at each well site.
This product will sequester the oxidation of metals such
as iron (see section below) and provide a passivating film
on the interior surfaces of ferrous iron and copper piping
to mitigate the potential leaching of lead and copper. It
should be noted that all water treatment chemicals used
by the District comply ANSI/NSF Standard 60. This
standard is the accepted health-effect standard for
drinking water additives. The District is also required to
chlorinate the water supply with small amounts of chlorine.