Bruce Dvorak - Professor of Civil Engineering
Floodwater from recent heavy rains, snow melt, and flooding may potentially carry pollutants with it. During floods, water comes into contact with things it normally wouldn’t, such as gasoline, animal waste, chemical storage facilities and more. If your private drinking water well has been impacted by flood water, your water supply may have been contaminated with pollutants carried in the flood water.
In recent years several emerging non-chemical technologies based on a variety of physical phenomena have entered the market to aid consumers in addressing the problems caused by hard water. These are an alternative to a traditional ion exchange water softener. Generally these technologies do not remove most of the hardness minerals from the water, but reduce the problems associated by the hardness.