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DRINKING WATER

Enriching Water with a Vital Nutrient

We all know that staying hydrated is essential for a healthy lifestyle, but what if your water could do even more? The Nutri-Mg++® process is the secret to taking your water treatment plant to the next level.

To discuss the value of Nutri-Mg++ in drinking water, we must first discuss soda ash (sodium carbonate, Na2CO3), the alkalinity-supplying chemical Nutri-Mg++ is often replacing. Soda ash serves a similar role to Nutri-Mg++ many instances, with one crucial health-related difference: the sodium. People who suffer from high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, or kidney problems can be significantly affected by the sodium level in their drinking water, and sodium reduction in drinking water has been identified by public health experts across the world as being a major priority. In many cases, this immense problem can be alleviated in a municipality by simply switching from soda ash to Nutri-Mg++ at the treatment plant.

That said, it’s not just about making water safe; it’s about enriching it with a vital nutrient: magnesium. Magnesium is a superhero nutrient often missing from the American diet, and it’s a key player in the world of health. From reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease to preventing osteoporosis and migraines, it’s like a daily dose of wellness in every sip!

Key Challenges for Drinking Water Treatment Facilities

Water treatment facilities face several unique challenges when treating water for drinking, as ensuring safe and clean drinking water is of paramount importance for public health. Some of the key challenges they encounter include:

  1. Microbial Contaminants: The presence of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in the source water requires effective disinfection and filtration to ensure the removal or inactivation of these pathogens.
  2. Pathogen Variability: The concentration and types of pathogens can vary in source water, necessitating reliable and adaptable treatment processes to address different pathogen loads.
  3. Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs): The use of disinfection chemicals, such as chlorine, can result in the formation of potentially harmful DBPs. Managing and minimizing DBP levels while ensuring effective disinfection is crucial.
  4. Organic and Inorganic Contaminants: Source water may contain various organic and inorganic contaminants, including natural organic matter, heavy metals, pesticides, and industrial chemicals. Treating and removing these substances require specialized processes.
  5. Harmful Algal Blooms: Algae and the formation of algal toxins can be a concern in some water sources. Treatment facilities need strategies to mitigate these issues to ensure water safety.
  6. Turbidity and Sediment: High turbidity and sediment levels can affect the clarity and taste of drinking water. Effective sediment removal and treatment are essential.
  7. Taste and Odor Issues: Natural compounds and microorganisms in source water can create taste and odor problems. Proper filtration and treatment are necessary to address these issues.
  8. Regulatory Compliance: Water treatment facilities must adhere to stringent drinking water quality standards and regulations set by organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Compliance with these standards is essential to ensure public safety.
  9. Aging Infrastructure: Aging water treatment infrastructure can lead to operational challenges and the need for maintenance or upgrades to meet modern water quality standards. Additionally, aging infrastructure often has different anti-corrosion water chemistry requirements than newer infrastructure, which must be considered when making treatment adjustments.
  10. Cryptosporidium: The parasite Cryptosporidium is a particular concern due to its resistance to traditional disinfection methods. Specialized treatment is necessary to effectively remove or inactivate this pathogen.
  11. Climate Change: Changes in weather patterns and extreme events can impact water sources and require adjustments in treatment processes to maintain water quality and availability.
  12. Emerging Contaminants: The presence of emerging contaminants like pharmaceuticals and personal care products in source water poses new challenges and requires ongoing research and adaptation of treatment methods.
  13. Population Growth and Increased Demand: Expanding populations can strain existing water treatment facilities, leading to the need for additional capacity and resources.
  14. Infrastructure Resilience: Ensuring the resilience of water treatment facilities to natural disasters and disruptions, such as hurricanes and power outages, is crucial for maintaining access to safe drinking water.

Water treatment facilities continually work to address these challenges through advanced technology, research, and regulatory compliance to provide safe and reliable drinking water to the public. Nutri-Mg++ isn’t just about the well-being of the people who drink the water – it’s about the health of your water treatment plant too. By reducing the need for caustic chemicals, iron, alum, and polymers, and even helping to minimize inorganic sludge, Nutri-Mg++ is here to simplify maintenance and safeguard your water distribution system.

Ready to embrace healthier, more efficient water treatment? Dive into the Nutri-Mg++ experience and watch your water and your plant thrive like never before.

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