Radon Removal Systems

(TREATS: Radon)



Radon is Impossible to detect by taste, smell or visual inspection. Proper testing must be performed by a certified lab. Radon is produced by the breakdown of radioactive elements normally present in soil, rock and water. Radon is found in all 50 states at various levels. Radon exposure can cause cancer and occurs through two main sources: radon in the air in your home and radon in water, which escapes into the air as it is used for showering, washing dishes etc. EPA Guidance on Radon

The removal of radon from water is limited to two practical options. One technique uses activated carbon to adsorb the radon gases from the water. The radon gas then finishes decaying in the carbon. Activated carbon should only be used if the radon concentration in the water is below 5000 pCi/L. As carbon retains the radon as it passes through it, the potential for build-up and subsequent release of radon gas back into the home makes this method the least desirable of the two and highly discouraged by True Water Quality.

Aeration treatment is a process by which radon is released from the water by bubbling air through the water. The radon is then vented to the outdoors. There is no build up of radioactive materials when this technique is used. Aeration units do require the repressurization of the water after it is treated and care must be taken to properly vent the radon gas. This venting is done above the roof line just like an air radon system.


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