What is Acid Water?
Acid water cannot be detected by the water’s appearance, feel or odor. Its symptoms however, are very apparent in the home. Acid water, in conjunction with copper fittings and fixtures, can cause blue-green stains on plumbing fixtures, and can eat away at chrome faucets, fittings and pipes. It can corrode china and glassware, as well as water-using appliances. A water-testing professional can test for the exact degree of acidity in your water supply.
Remedy: Slightly acidic conditions can be controlled by running water through a filter tank containing a neutralizing compound. More extreme conditions can be controlled using a chemical feed system that injects a liquid neutralizer into the water. Also, a phosphate feeder can be used to coat all water-bearing surfaces with a film that helps eliminate acidic damage.