What is Uranium?

Uranium is a naturally occurring element that is found in rocks. Not all rocks contain Uranium, however, there are some places in Maine that are exposed to Uranium. Uranium breaks down very slowly into other elements including radium and radon gas.

Health Risks

The dangers of drinking water high in uranium can harm your kidneys. Kidneys filter your blood and make urine. Uranium can also cause liver damage and cancer and its chance of happening, depends on:

  • Levels of Uranuim found in your water
  • The amount of tap water you consume
  • The length of time you have been consuming the water

Bathing and showering is not a health concern as Uranium is not absorbed through the skin.  If you suspect that Uranium may be in your water supply, we recommend getting your water tested.

How Uranium is corrected:

You have the option to treat the whole house (Point of Entry) or to treat just the Kitchen Sink. With very minimal maintanence which saves our cutsomers annually, we use a GreenPro Point of Use System using Metsorb. The system uses the existing Kitchen Faucet treating only the cold water. When the tank becomes exhausted we will come swap it out with a new one. How fequent are the swap out tanks needed? We base that on the results of your Uranium Levels. The bonus of this system is it will also treat Arsenic.

 

Correction treatment systems can vary between Point of Use Reverse Osmosis, Whole House Reverse Osmosis or a Uranium Softener.  We prefer to use the Uranium Softener using Anion Resin for whole house systems. The Uranium Softener costs 75% less than a Whole House Reverse Osmosis and requires less maintenance with the same results.

 

Still wondering what the best option is for you and your family? Contact us and we will look at your water results and help guide you into the most affordable and sensible treatment option.