• Corrosive water is by definition any water with a pH of less 7.0. Water that is low by pH can have undesirable effects on plumbing fixtures and pipes. Green staining is a common indication of acidic water. Copper pipes can be ruined by water with a low pH... Low pH is also an issue in water treatment. Sometimes it is necessary to raise the pH of acidic water in order for other treatment strategies to apply. For example, oxidizing iron to prepare for filtration is difficult if the pH of the water is low. Raising the pH of the water is often the first step in removing.

  • Alkalinity

  • Alkalinity is a measure of the resistance of the water to the effects of acids added to water. Water with low alkalinity may tend to accelerate natural corrosion whereas high alkalinity water may produce scale incrustations on utensils, plumbing and water appliances.

  • pH

  •  pH is a measure of the intensity of the acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. The acceptable range for pH is 6.5 to 8.5. The pH of well water can be affected by.:                                                                                            • Natural geologic conditions of ground or lake water.                                                • Acid rain.                                                                                                                            • Mining or other industrial waste.                                                                                    • Low levels of calcium –magnesium in rock formation or soil.

    Signs of Acidic water                                                                                                              • Corrosion of fixtures of water appliances.                                                                    • Leaks or pinholes in plumbing, noticeable by blue-green corrosion.                      • Blue/green staining on sinks, tubs and toilets.                                              

    Health Effects. A pH less than 6.5 is not a health risk by itself: however corrosive water can dissolve heavy metals (copper, aluminum, lead) these metals may lead to increased concentrations of these metals in drinking water which can cause health concerns.                                                                                               Solutions.  Water with a low pH can be treated using a pH neutralizer filter.