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Rust is formed when dissolved iron (ferrous) oxidizes to a particle form (ferric). Homes on urban water supplies get rust from corrosion of old distribution piping which is common in many Canadian cities. Homes on private wells can have naturally occurring rust or through the well system. Rust is not considered as a health contaminant but is recommended to be removed for aesthetic reasons (taste, odour, colour, sediment and protection of plumbing devices such as water heater). Since rust is a particle, it can be removed by sediment filters. Homes on private wells that have high ferrous iron (dissolved) should consider a whole house iron reduction system.

A cyst is a resting stage of a parasite that helps it tide over unfavourable environmental conditions. When the parasite reaches favourable conditions (such as the human intestine), the cyst wall breaks and the microbe causes illness. Commonly known cysts are Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium. They are present in stagnant waters such as dug wells, lakes, ponds and other surface waters. Cysts cause illnesses such as Giardiasis (commonly called Beaver Fever), stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea, etc.

Cysts are resistant to chlorination, the most common disinfection method used by municipalities. As such, it is possible to have cyst contamination even in chlorinated (municipally treated) water supplies. Physical removal of cysts from water by filtration is the most effective way of preventing illnesses from cyst. Rainfresh Drinking Water system 1, 2 and 3 are tested and certified for reduction of cyst from water.

 

 

Rust is formed when dissolved iron (ferrous) oxidizes to a particle form (ferric). Homes on urban water supplies get rust from corrosion of old distribution piping which is common in many Canadian cities. Homes on private wells can have naturally occurring rust or through the well system. Rust is not considered as a health contaminant but is recommended to be removed for aesthetic reasons (taste, odour, colour, sediment and protection of plumbing devices such as water heater). Since rust is a particle, it can be removed by sediment filters. Homes on private wells that have high ferrous iron (dissolved) should consider a whole house iron reduction system.

A cyst is a resting stage of a parasite that helps it tide over unfavourable environmental conditions. When the parasite reaches favourable conditions (such as the human intestine), the cyst wall breaks and the microbe causes illness. Commonly known cysts are Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium. They are present in stagnant waters such as dug wells, lakes, ponds and other surface waters. Cysts cause illnesses such as Giardiasis (commonly called Beaver Fever), stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea, etc.

Cysts are resistant to chlorination, the most common disinfection method used by municipalities. As such, it is possible to have cyst contamination even in chlorinated (municipally treated) water supplies. Physical removal of cysts from water by filtration is the most effective way of preventing illnesses from cyst. Rainfresh Drinking Water system 1, 2 and 3 are tested and certified for reduction of cyst from water.