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Atlantic Water Treatment Technologies is wholly owned in Cape Breton. We cover the Canadian Atlantic Provinces, specifically the Eastern part of Nova Scotia. However, with the use of this web site, we do not adhere to boundaries. We can help you, regardless of where you reside.

Our mandate is to provide water treatment services and product, industrially, commercially and of course to home owners.

Water treatment is a very broad and “in depth” technology. Each case is unique and the treatment applied should also be unique. Your home and facility represents a substantial investment, therefore protecting this investment is a very important responsibility.

Applying inadequate or the wrong treatment can be costly and time consuming

Atlantic Water Treatment Technologies is challenged constantly in making sure that the right product and service is applied to each specific water profile.

It is because of this that treatment is designed, custom built and applied personally by our knowledgeable technical team. If the application has limitations, we will be sure that you are aware.

Common Water Problems

Too often, our water is not up to standard and can cause health and aesthetic problems. Examine your water, it should appear clear and bright. If it is discoloured, cloudy or has an unwanted taste or smell. If you are experiencing staining of clothes fixtures etc. Low water pressure caused by scaling of plumbing and high hot water heating bills click on “Describe your water problem.”

The following table highlights some common problems with metals and minerals in water and suggests a possible form of water treatment. Bear in mind that your well likely has some unique problems therefore the solution needs to be unique.

Problem

Effect on Water

Suggested Treatment

pH

  • Low alkalinity water tends to dissolve minerals and metals.
  • Water with high alkalinity tend to precipitate minerals and metals
Might install a ph adjustor which also acts as a filter

Aluminum Chloride

  • Discoloured water or tannin
  • Salty taste or ocean water
Reverse osmosis tannin treatment or distillation

Reverse osmosis (whole house units or distillation)

Color

  • Visible tint
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly carbon filtration

Copper

  • Blue-green coloration, metallic taste
  • Metallic Taste
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly pH adjustor

Corrosion

  • Corrosion Fixture Staining
  • Possible iron or other mineral contamination.
Calcite Filter

Soda Ash Chemical Feed

Bacteria

  • Can cause sickness, disability or death
Possible ultra violet & filtration or adding or injecting an appropriate oxidant

Foaming Agents (MBAS)

  • Suds, Bitter Taste, Odour
  • Limescale deposits in plumbing and water appliances
Chlorination Activated carbon, reverse osmosis or distillation

Hard Water

  • Reduced heating efficiency
  • Lowers lifespan of boiler units
  • Requires more soap
  • Rusty colour
Appropriate Water treatment unit as softener filter or combination of both etc.

Iron

  • Sediment
  • Reddish or orange stains
  • Metallic taste
Oxidizing Filter or appropriate water treatment equipment

Manganese

  • Dark brown / Black stains
  • Bitter, metallic taste
Oxidizing Filter or appropriate water treatment equipment

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)

  • Sweet solvent odour
  • Possible carcinogen
Activated carbon filter, aeration, hydro-pneumatic system etc.

 Odour

  • Rotten egg
  • Musty
  • Garlic
  • Chemical Smell
Activated carbon filter, aeration, hydro-pneumatic system etc.

 Silver

  • Skin discolouration
  • Grey tint in white part of eye
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly carbon filtration

 Sulphate

  • Medicinal taste
  • Acts as a laxative
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly carbon filtration

 Total Dissolved Solids

  • Hard water deposits on glass and fixtures
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly carbon filtration

 Zinc

  • Metallic taste
Reverse osmosis or distillation or possibly carbon filtration

 

What Can You Do?

Contact Atlantic Water Treatment

The above chart provides information on specific items. Treatment will depend on what else is in your water and also the mineral types and quantities.

Taking a water treatment unit out of a box and installing the unit, may not be the best approach.

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