Where do I find TDS in this Report?
I got the following tests results for my private well from the Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory in Augusta, ME back in 2005:
pH = 6.7 (Low Li 8.5) (High Li 6.0)
Chloride = 6 mg/L (RL 3.0) (MCL 250)
Color <5 (PCU 5) (MCL 15)
Odor = 2 (T.O.N/) (MCL3) (Qualifier J)
Total Hardness = 22 mg/L (RL.025)
E.coli = negative
Nitrate Nitrogen <1 mg/L (RL .1) (MCL 10.0)
Nitrite Nitrogen <.01 mg/L (RL. 01) (MCL 1.0)
Calcium = 3.5 mg/L (RL.025
Copper = 0.028 mg/L (RL.0005) (MCL 0.3)
Iron = 8.6 mg/L (RL 0.025) (MCL .3)
Lead = 4.2 ug/L (RL 0.5) (MCL 15)
Magnesium = 3.3 mg/L (RL 0.025)
Manganese = 0.24 mg/L (RL0.0005) (MCL .05)
Sodium = 21 mg/L (RL 0.025)
Uranium <.5 ug/L (Rl 0.5) (MCL 30)
Turbidity = 62 NTU
Fluoride = 0.2 mg/L 0.00193 (RL 0.2) (Low Limit 0.6)
Coliform, Total = negative
It has not been re-tested since then.
I have had a Culligan system since 2006. For the first year the dealer changed the two 4 feet high tanks every month and then we went to an automated system which added a bin with some salt(?). The dealer had been delivering the tanks in the late Spring and then collecting them in the Fall. This is for a 4 bedroom seasonal cottage used only on the weekends with one bath and a kitchen with a washer and dishwasher. The cottage is on posts with the tanks underneath and is not winterized. I do not know the flow rate yet as we have not opened up yet. The 160 foot deep well provides 4 gpm.
The dealer no longer wants to provide a seasonal service so my option is to buy equipment for $1,800 or go to an (unnecessary) annual service or find someone else or a different system.
One potential service wants to know my TDS, which I guess is total dissolved solids. Does the above report provide this but by a different name or can it be calculated from the test results, or do I need to have my water retested by a different lab?
From the info above does anyone have suggestions as to what other type systems I should seek?
Thanks in advance for any insights.