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Nelson Water, resolving all Municipal and Well Water Problems in Ottawa, Ontario.

Nelson Water, Eliminating Hard Water from Ottawa, Ontario well water


Nelson Water has consistently demonstrated the unmatched expertise to resolve all hard water problems, from high calcium and magnesium mineral content deposits (such as limestone, chalk and dolomite,) to sulfur, iron, sulfur bacteria and tannins.   We have also been providing, since the 1980’s, top tier, state-of-the-art water filtration systems specifically designed to address rust causing high iron levels, affecting clothing, fixtures and sinks as well as iron or sulfur bacteria and tannins commonly found in the greater Ottawa, Ontario area.  

Call us at 888.326.7082 to learn more about our services, which include:

  • Well and Municipal Hard Water treatment 
  • Drinking water solutions including RO and UV
  • Whole home water treatment solutions 
  • Specialty Media Water Filtration Systems
  • Commercial Water treatment Services
  • Bottled Water Delivery 

Nelson Water, Removing Iron and Sulfur bacteria from Ottawa, Ontario Well Water.

If you live in the rural areas surrounding Ottawa, Ontario you know firsthand that iron can leave rust stains on sinks, tubs, toilets, clothing and linens.  It can also, in some circumstances, form scale and clog plumbing in water using appliances while making water turn brown as well as smell and taste bad.  Iron or rusty water is typically created when ground water passes through iron-bearing rocks. It’s important to know, however, that there is more than one type of iron problem.  In fact iron comes in various forms, which means that the typically recommended “one size fits all” systems, offered by many water treatment brands, may or may not offer the correct solution for your specific water issues. Generally, a water-softening device will only remove the “ferrous” or Fe2 type of iron. Unfortunately, once the iron has become bonded with any organics in the water, this type of device will have virtually no effect.  Nelson Water will offer you a tailored solution, which will typically include a chemical injection system, followed by a retention tank, a turbidity filter and lastly a carbon filter to eliminate any iron and or sulfur bacteria content from your rural well water supply.  The suite of tools will result in odor and bacteria free water that actually tastes good with no chlorine residual or aftertaste.  The only way to implement the correct solution is through the testing of the actual water, which must be done at the site, because once the water becomes exposed to air, it will change form. pH is one of the most critical elements in controlling the effectiveness of the equipment used for iron reduction. 

Removing tannins and dissolved organics from Ottawa, Ontario Well Water.

Leaving a yellowish tinge to the water and stains on sinks, tubs and toilets is the least of the problems associated with Tannins.  The worst part is that they bind up organically with iron making the removal process more complicated. Nelson Water offers a tailored solution, which will typically include a chemical injection system using a coagulant that brings together the dissolved organic matter into clumps that can be more easily filtered out, followed by a retention tank, a turbidity filter and lastly a carbon filter to eliminate any leftover taste in your rural well water supply.  The other approach Nelson Water uses, when the tannin is not bound up with iron, is an ion exchange system similar to how a softener works. In this case, exchanging the tannin ions for sodium, rather than calcium or magnesium ions.  

Eliminating iron, sulfur and manganese from Ottawa, Ontario Well Water.

That familiar rotten egg odor in your water is due to gas.  Hydrogen sulfide gas to be specific. This is a problem, native to many of the rural wells throughout the Ottawa region. When hydrogen sulfide is dissolved in water, it causes that unpleasant rotten egg odor and cloudiness. Additionally, gasses dissolved in your water can be detrimental to your plumbing system, as they cause excess wear and tear on washers, valves and seats as well as causing severe corrosion to the actual copper pipes and brass fittings. Nelson Water uses numerous proprietary protocols to ensure that hydrogen sulfide gas is eliminated from well water supplies.  Using the ETF AIV-10 air-aspirated iron and sulfur filter, which also removes manganese (which leaves terrible black stains everywhere) has the ability of oxidizing the sulfur, iron and manganese into a precipitate which is filtered out by the media bed in the ETF AIV-10.  In severe cases of iron, hydrogen sulfide or manganese, Nelson Water Nelson Water offers a specifically tailored solution, which will typically include a chemical injection system using chlorine or hydrogen peroxide followed by a retention tank, a turbidity filter and lastly a carbon filter to eliminate any remaining any taste or odor from your rural well water supply.

Eliminating sodium from Ottawa, Ontario Well Water.

In some particular areas of the greater Ottawa, Ontario region, specifically the areas of the former Champlain Sea, Nelson Water has a successful track record of eliminating sodium from well water supplies. The former Champlain Sea area was a temporary inlet of the Atlantic Ocean created by the retreating glaciers during the end of the last ice age. The Sea once included lands in what are now the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.  These areas, as former salt water basins, are rich in sodium chloride which in turn, like sea water is very corrosive on copper, brass and other metallic plumbing fixtures and water using appliances.   By using a light commercial WHRO (Whole House Reverse Osmosis System) Nelson Water is able to filter and deliver high quality, great tasting sodium free water.

Removing, lead, toxic chemicals and uranium / radon found in Ottawa, Ontario Well Water.

Since final barrier protection of a private well water supply is the responsibility of the homeowner, Nelson Water can offer innovative treatment systems to address critical water issues found in rural well water, like lead contamination, toxic chemicals (from manufacturing and agricultural runoff) as well as naturally occurring uranium /radon.  Nelson Water has a 30-year track record of successfully removing these dangerous contaminants from of Ottawa, Ontario well water. Although the instrument of choice, in these applications, is typically a three-stage reverse osmosis system, (the EcoWater ERO 375) there are also specific types of nutshell carbon (like coconut shell) that can be effective. Nelson Water offers unequaled technical capabilities, particularly in managing the removal of toxic chemicals and the abatement of any meaningful levels of uranium /radon which are common in the rural areas of Ottawa, Ontario.  

Call Nelson Water at 888.326.7082 for water treatment solutions to address hardness, taste/odor, pharmaceuticals and lead removal as well as sulfur, iron, sulfur bacteria, tannins,  chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, toxic chemicals, uranium and radon in Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Stittsville, Chelsea, Alymer and Gatineau Ontario. Call us at 888.326.7082 for click here for immediate service.

Municipal Water, Chlorine, Chloramine, Fluoride, Taste/odor, Hardness, Pharmaceuticals and Lead Water Treatment and Filtration Services for all of Ottawa, Ontario’s Water Supply.

Nelson Water not only specializes in rural well water treatment, but also municipal water solutions, offering treatment options for Ottawa, Ontario's most challenging municipal chlorine, chloramine, fluoride, taste/odor, hardness, pharmaceutical and lead issues as well as hardness found in Ottawa, Ontario city water. 

Nelson Water removing Chlorine, Chloramine, Odour and Taste from Ottawa, Ontario Water.

As one of the oldest and most established names in water filtration and water treatment in the greater Ottawa area, Nelson Water specializes not only in HARD water and water softening protocols, typically found in well water, but also in municipal water de-chlorination issues.  Nelson Water has been installing best-in-class water filtration and de-chlorination systems in Ottawa, Ontario and its suburbs for the better part of 30 years, dealing with  a wide range of water problems native to the area, specifically chlorine odor and taste, frequently present in municipally treated water.  Nelson Water's technology of choice, for the elimination of chlorine odor and taste, is the EcoWater WATER REFINING SYSTEM® which combines the benefits of water conditioning and carbon filtration. Designed specifically for city water applications it not only cleans, softens and filters, but SPECIFICALLY reduces chlorine taste and odor, typically found in Ottawa.  

Removing Fluoride and Pharmaceutical by-products from Ottawa, Ontario Water.

Although the Ottawa does a great job at providing potable water they are not set up to filter out pharmaceutical by-products and they actually add fluoride, which is technically a chemical designed to prevent tooth decay.  Fluoride is a controversial subject, but there is scientific evidence that there may be health issues associated (both positive and negative) with the chemical.  As a homeowner you have the option remove it as it enters your home if you so desire. Nelson Water typically uses the ERO 375 Reverse  Osmosis System, which is the same technology used to produce commercially bottled water.  

Water Softening and Water Filtration Repair and Replacement in Ottawa, Ontario.

Nelson Water's factory authorized service center, is a premier repair facility in Canada. It offers emergency repair services for numerous water softeners and water filtration systems including EcoWater Systems, WaterBoss, Sears, Lindsay, Culligan, Rayne, GE, Whirlpool, Wateright, Autotrol, Rainsoft, Hellenbrand,  Water Depot, Addie, Kinetico, Clack, Fleck, Hills and Valley, Town and Country and Soft Water. 

Commercial Water Treatment Solutions and Services in Ottawa, Ontario.

Nelson Water offers commercial water treatment solutions for the entire greater Ottawa, Ontario area.   In addition to providing a full suite of services including Regulated Site Services to comply with Ontario Regulation 170/03, Nelson Water also offers treatment systems that provide high quality water used for direct steam injection, humidification and horticulture. Using large scale Reverse Osmosis and softening technology, our commercial clients have come to rely on us to help them solve even the most challenging and complex water treatment problems. Don’t hesitate to call Nelson Water for your next commercial water treatment project in the Ottawa, Ontario region.

Commercial Water Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Water Filtration for Ottawa, Ontario.

At Nelson Water we are here to resolve all your residential and commercial water treatment problems in Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean, Gloucester, Stittsville, Chelsea, Alymer and Gatineau Ontario. Call us at 888.326.7082 or click here for immediate service.