Learn about the different types of contaminants that might put your family at risk.
- water conditioning
- Virtually any form of water treatment designed to improve the aesthetic quality of water by the neutralization, inhibition, or removal of undesirable substances. (Not health related).
- water hammer
- A shock wave or series of waves produced by the abrupt acceleration of deceleration of water flow due to inertia. Water hammer may produce instantaneous pressures many times the normal pressure.
- water softening
- The removal of calcium and magnesium, the ions which are the principal cause of hardness, from water.
- water table
- The level of the top of the zone of saturation in which free water exists in the pores and crevices of rocks and other earth strata.