This is going to be…(LONG) .with tons of good info..so we will post on a PAGE and categorize it. I am am not an expert….by any means…but outside… my job was fluid control for 30 years and as far as Brandy Lake goes…….I have been involved and water testing with BLA since its beginning including a 3 year intense study we did with the government about 13 ish years ago… …..up until I abruptly quit the BLA recently.
The immediate question for many..should I have a drinking well water, process lake water or draw in raw and buy water?
Brandy Lake has 2.6 mg/l of tannin and this is the primary fight on the decision to process our own water. So 1st ….here is our lake makeup. This is my test from 2014 and I have 2nd from 1995. I need to do some math to compare as the 1995 version is in PPM format
So..2014 I will further explain each line later
Aesthetic Objective Test Results
- Total Hardness less than 7 gpg 5 gpg
- Iron ” 0.3 mg/l 0.52 mg/l
- Manganese ” 0.05 mg/l 0.1 mg/l
- pH 7.0 to 8.5 7.0
- Tannins less than 0.1 mg/l 2.6 mg/l
- TDS ” 500 mg/l 83.54 mg/l
- UVT greater than 75.0 48.7
- Alkalinity less than 75 gpg 23 gpg
Pictures of some of my lake testing including the incubator and test plates.