National Water Service’s Featured Water Treatment Services in Maryland
As a leading professional water company in Maryland for over 40 years, we have handled a lot of different jobs; every day, the job is different! We work with businesses, homeowners, city water systems, and wells to help create clean, potable drinking water for all of our clients.
Working from Maryland down to Virginia on many different projects, we see a lot of speciality projects that require a high level of experience, knowledge, and creative thinking to get the client exactly what they want. Here are just some of our featured jobs that required us to think creatively to provide top-quality installations and replacements.
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Customer Specific Water Treatments are Our Speciality
For our professional water treatment crew, providing clean, fresh drinking water to all of our customers is our passion. Every water treatment system we install is specific to a customer’s needs and wants for their household.
As part of each job, we test the water quality first and then make our recommendations for purifying the water. We recommend water softeners for hard water, acid neutralizers or chemical feeder options for pH levels and corrosion control, and reverse osmosis systems to get drinking water 99.9% contaminant-free.
Per our customer’s needs, we may also install and service radon in water mitigation systems, ultra-violet systems to remove bacteria from water, and sediment filters. Pressure tanks, well pumps, carbon tanks for odor, constant pressure systems, and more can all work together to create the right system for the client. These jobs highlight just some of these items and how, with the right approach, customer expectations can always be exceeded.
Featured Water Treatment Jobs
Working with Builders: Well Pumps and Water Treatment Systems
Working with builders, installing new well pumps and water treatment systems, is one of the largest divisions at National Water Service. We work to install a well pump, discuss the water treatment needs of the home, and meet all water quality standards on each build.
We use both conventional and variable speed well pumps, and then trench the pipe and wire into the home. After we do a water test, we install the proper water treatment equipment based on the findings. Our water treatment specialists take care of all the water wants and needs for the builder and potential buyers, so it is ready to go and welcoming to a new family.
Every build for a water well is different, and as such, the treatment installed is specific to that home’s water needs. Should the water be hard, a water softener is recommended to the builders, as well as acid neutralizers or chemical feeders for pH and corrosion control. We may also install and service radon in water mitigation systems, as well as UV lights for bacteria. From sediment filters, carbon tanks, and constant water pressure systems, we ensure the homeowner will have total water control when they move in.
One of our recent jobs was digging a trench for new homes in Montgomery County, MD. We assisted in bringing the water from the well into the new home, as well as providing power to the well pump. We ensured that no matter the distance, weather, or temperature, the homes would have safe, potable, clean water for the new families.
Transitioning from a Municipal Water Line to a Re-Built Well
Back in the early 1900s, a well was dug in our client’s area that supplied water to three different properties. In 1969, the properties were combined into one and a municipal water line was connected to the pitless adaptor of the well. The well and pump were subsequently abandoned and municipal water was used solely for the property.
Our customer purchased the property in 2016 and asked us to remove the municipal water line and re-build the well. As part of the project, our professional water technicians installed a new pump, an in-well pressure tank, and re-built a hand pump for use for both in the buildings and on the property for irrigation purposes.
The rebuilt well, pitless pump, pressure tank, hand pump, well cap, casing, and conduit will allow unlimited flow of water for all of the property’s owners for years to come. What was exciting about this job was that we also found an intact, late 1800s whisky bottle about five feet underground next to the well.
Property owners can always take advantage of old wells on their property with the right crew. This was an exciting and fun project for National Water Service, and we enjoyed the work along with the hidden treasures we discovered along the way.
Installing a 2,000 GPD Reverse Osmosis System
Relying on groundwater or well water for your home has many benefits, including no monthly fees and low risk of the man-made contaminants often found in city water supplies. Well water, however, has its own risk of contaminants.
Groundwater or well water is water found under the earth’s surface, stored in cracks and spaces between particles of soil, sand, and rock. Due to its location, well water may naturally contain many different impurities, including bacteria, sediment, radon, coliform, e-coli, and more. Well water and groundwater is also at risk for man-made pollutants and contaminations when these seep into underground aquifers. Such an instance occurred for one of our well water customers in Randallstown, MD, on the outskirts of Baltimore.
The customer’s well had become contaminated with salt from trucks that were treating the roads ahead of the incoming snowstorms. In order to restore the purity of the water, our professional water crew installed a 2,000 GPD whole house reverse osmosis system. The RO purifies the water by forcing the brackish water through filters and a membrane; reverse osmosis systems remove up to 99.9% of all contaminants from water, restoring its purity despite external contaminations.
Additionally, we installed a water softener and filters for both sediment and turbidity, added an 800-gallon clean water storage tank, and included a chemical feeder to control the pH and corrosion. A boosted pump was also included in this job to increase the water pressure.
Working with a professional water company any time you suspect contaminants in your water allows you to invest in a whole water treatment system that doesn’t just purify your water, but maximizes its function within your home. Take control of your water by contacting your local water company to discuss options. The best thing, we can discuss today, and build a future plan! You are not obligated to any installations, and can develop a plan that works for your home long-term.
Opting for a Variable Speed Well Water Pump System
The winter months and cold weather can be hard on all equipment in Maryland, and well pumps are no exception. A new customer in Clarksville, MD contacted our professional water technicians for a well pump replacement due to the harsh winter weather. As part of our service, we removed the old pump and replaced it with a new Grundfos variable speed pump.
The variable speed pump gives our client the option to invest in a constant pressure system down the line, which would give the homeowner the ability to control the pressure of her water at all times, ensuring water does not run out no matter how people are utilizing it at once within the home.
We appreciated this job because it allowed us to connect with a new client, replace her well pump to help get through the winter, and gave her options down the line to upgrade her home water system’s functions and abilities. A small update now can allow for larger updates down the line!
A Well Water Pump job that exceeded customer expectations
Fixing or replacing a well water pump normally involves our pump truck or an “upsy-daisy” to pull out the pump and locate the problem. This job is usually completed with minimal equipment and a small crew. Sometimes, however, fixing or replacing a well water pump involves more parts, tools, and climbing into the small well area to address the issue. We’ve encountered such issues before, and always take it in stride!
On a notable job, our customer witnessed our dedication and creative approach, and thanked us for our preparation and work ethic to handle such a complex job — he came out personally to watch and thank us for the job. For our crew, having the right tools on hand gives us a feeling of satisfaction, knowing we can always provide for our clients with minimal set-backs.
The Benefits of Non-Proprietary Water Treatment Equipment
In the DMV area, we pride ourselves on installing only the best non-proprietary equipment in the market, allowing our customers flexibility with their water treatment choices.
On a recent job, we removed old proprietary water equipment for a new customer located in Clarksville, MD. We installed a new chemical feeder with a Grundfos pump for pH and corrosion control; a new water softener with a clack valve head and a brine tank for hard water; an ultraviolet water treatment system to remove 99.9% of all bacteria from the water; and a whole house sediment filter.
By getting our customer off of their old proprietary system, we were able to install a custom water treatment system that works to the specifics needs of the home, quality-ensured.
Providing Sparkling Water on Tap for Clients
Part of the service we provide is not only about installing water treatment systems that customers need, but working together to provide them with total water control, including specialty water requests.
One of our new customers in Washington, DC had specialty requests, so our new installations included a reverse osmosis system, a water softened with brine tank, a carbon tank for odor elimination, and sparkling water on tap! Our customer’s feedback was filled with enjoyment for the sparkling water installation, a fun project our crew enjoyed!
When considering your water quality, don’t let your mind stop at simple water treatments — nothing says clean water can’t be sparkling, too! We are happy to provide this service to any other customers who are curious!
Hosting the HocoBots
National Water Service has had the privilege of hosting the HocoBots, a group of talented 5th-8th graders from Howard County, Maryland. The HocoBots are a seven-member FLL (First Lego League) team based out of Howard County and study in FQMS, MVMS, and MWES. Some of the HocoBots members have been part of FLL for almost four years, and the HocoBot members have won several championship awards at the qualifiers over the years. HocoBots is proud to say that some of its team members have represented Howard County at state level competition four times to date.
The HocoBots are a member of the FLL which is a part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), engaging young kids in an exciting mentor-based program that builds science, engineering, and technology skills, inspires innovation, and fosters well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, leadership, and contributors to the society.
Guided by two or more adult coaches, FLL teams (up to 10 members, grades 4th-8th) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field. Along their journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the program’s core values, which emphasize discovery, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
When National Water Service hosted the HocoBots, the challenge was related to hydrodynamics or how humans find, use, transport, and dispose of water. The HocoBots created a product that can sense the purity of your water and instantly notifies you if your water has become impure via a text message.
These young students are a true inspiration and we had a wonderful afternoon discussing their invention and showing them some of the water treatment and filtration systems we use. We look forward to working with the Hocobots in the future and wish them all the best at their upcoming competition.
This was less of a practical job for our team and more a creative pursuit we enjoyed, helping to influence, educate, and learn from the young minds in our area. We are proud to have been a part of their journey and cannot wait for more!