We Are Hellenbrand
Hellenbrand Water Center has been helping Wisconsin with water concerns since 1967. Whether it is fielding questions from Fitchburg, uncovering contaminants in Columbus, or performing water tests in Windsor our team is able to help Wisconsinites learn what’s in their water.
YEARS OF RELIABLE SERVICE
CERTIFIED WATER EXPERTS
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Get to know the people here to help tackle your home’s toughest water issues.
Our Service Techs are licensed Journeymen Plumbers -Restricted Appliance. They take great pride in their work and our customers.
Where does my water come from?
Water is continuously on the move, traveling through soil, city filtration facilities and finally making its way through miles of pipelines into your home.
What are the most common water issues?
The largest water issue in south-central Wisconsin is hard water. Which is where having a Hellenbrand water softener will help the water quality in your home.
The aquifer supplying our drinking water in south-central Wisconsin requires little treatment. Madison Water Utility disinfects it with chlorine to reduce the risk of microbial contamination. Small amounts of chlorine kill bacteria and viruses potentially present in groundwater. Chlorine also travels with water, ready to kill microbes that it might encounter. The goal is to maintain a chlorine residual above 0.1 milligrams per liter (mg/L) at all points in the distribution system. Typical concentrations range from 0.2 to 0.4 mg/L.
What is the typical water hardness (on scale) for water in my area?
Madison’s tap water is considered to be “very hard,” because of the minerals such as calcium and magnesium in the rock formations from which we draw water. This water contains 18–20 grains of hardness per gallon. There are no harmful health effects associated with these minerals (in fact, some believe they are beneficial), but measuring them does provide a guideline as to how water use may be affected. For example, hard water does result in more scale buildup and you need to use more soap and detergents.
How can I find more information about water in my area?
We can get you all the information you need, as well as perform a free water analysis on your home’s water. Or you can visit https://www.epa.gov/ccr for more information about water issues specific to your area.