Marcisso Household Water Treatment Installation

Water Problem:

This customer had a water test reveal their

 arsenic level was at 15 ppb, which is above the EPA limit of 10 ppb. They also had hard water they wanted to remedy. Ideally, the homeowner needed all the water treated for arsenic. Unfortunately, the “standard” whole house option using adsorption media for this house would not stay efficient very long due to the other water parameters. Reverse osmosis units can treat all the water in the home, but they are costly, use more electricity, and take up a lot of room in the basement. The homeowner called in FONTUS for a solution to treat the water safely within their household budget.
Marcissio Household Water Treatment Installation by Fontus

Marcisso Household Water Treatment Installation Solution:

FONTUS installed a “mixed” bed water softener which uses media used to soften the water (called “cation” media) and another media (called an “anion”). Think cathode and anode. Cation media removes dissolved ions that have a positive charge, while the anion removes negatively charged ions. This unit will soften the water and remove all the arsenic that has a negative charge (valence 5). As a security measure for the homeowner, we installed a point-of-use reverse osmosis system with an extra storage tank for the drinking water. The mixed bed water softener removes the bulk of the arsenic from the whole house, which was the original concern. Following up with a drinking water system would ensure that the reverse osmosis system would remove all the arsenic from the drinking water even if the mixed bed stopped working for some reason. The mixed-bed water softener and point-of-use reverse osmosis unit was a good solution because it addressed the ultimate concern, which was the arsenic at the high concentration of 15ppb. Arsenic below 50 is typically considered a long-term drinking water hazard. Homeowners have different comfort levels for their water, which FONTUS considers when recommending a homeowner solution. Finding a solution in a water treatment system tailored to your family’s needs is our specialty.


Your water can be quite different than your neighbor’s water, which is why FONTUS advocates for testing your water regularly. Unfortunately, some water treatment companies install the same cookie-cutter equipment in every home. In reality, the chemistry of the water coming into your home dictates the appropriate water treatment method. In addition, each property’s water has a unique chemistry. Individual location water chemistry is determined by geography and the house plumbing. This on-site visit to your home or commercial property allows us to customize your water treatment system. Our goal is to ensure we provide precisely the service you need and want from your water treatment system. You’ll receive an efficient water treatment system designed to manage the water supply specific to your water chemistry when you call FONTUS.

What’s included in the on-site visit?

Fortunately, FONTUS has the technical background to solve complex water quality issues and the experience to recognize any challenge. By the end of our appointment, we’ll have completed our FREE on-site water test, and you’ll have all your questions answered. But, most importantly, you’ll have a plan in hand to make sure your water is clean and pure. In short, taking control of your water supply is easy. 

Schedule your free immediate-response water test today. Call (207) 856-0066 or email to speak with the water treatment specialists at FONTUS Water Treatment. 


At FONTUS, we’re passionate about water purity. We pride ourselves on being reliable, hassle-free, and always available. You can trust FONTUS to ensure clean, pure water for your home or office through testing, installation, and maintenance.

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