The Problem:

Trinity Lutheran Family Center in Hudson, Wi had frequently tested over 10ppm (parts per million) of Nitrates which is above the MCL (maximum contamination level) set by the EPA. This resulted in required signs alerting the occupants of the building of the nitrate contamination. Because this was unacceptable for the Family Center who cares greatly for its members and children, Merle’s Water Conditioning was contacted to recommend a solution.

The challenge required a treatment device capable of removing nitrates for all water used in the building at a rate of up to 40 gallons per minute. The system would also have to gain approval by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Solution:

Ion exchange with a nitrate selective anion resin was chosen as the most effective method, configured as a Triplex Progressive Flow System. This technology operates similar to a water softener with a single unit online, and as water demand increases, the additional tanks are automatically activated. This design proves to be effective in maintaining efficiencies in the system while meeting the peak demands of the building. The water treatment equipment is manufactured by Hellenbrand Inc., who are the leading manufacturers of high quality and advanced softening and filtration products.

In addition to providing an effective product, Merle’s Water Conditioning provides maintenance and quarterly water testing. The sound product recommendation and implementation has been resulting in 0ppm of nitrates in the product water.

Merle’s Water Conditioning provides consultations, equipment recommendation, service and routine maintenance for water filtration equipment. Click below to request a contact or appointment with a water treatment professional.

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