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Richmond Water Quality: Then & Now
In 1737, the first Richmond settlers drilled wells along the James River to supply water to individual houses. Like in many early American cities, residents of Richmond also dumped wastewater back into the James River. As the city’s population grew, the river became overwhelmed with waste and the water wells began to produce contaminated water. In 1830, Richmond became the first U.S. city to utilize a sand filter system to purify its water. Water was pumped from the James River and up 160 feet to the Marshall Reservoir. There it slowly filtered through a layer of sand, and then distributed throughout the city via a network of cast iron pipes. To keep up with the growing water demand, city planners build a couple more reservoirs, including the “New Reservoir” and the Williams Dam.
While Richmond was the first U.S. to filter their drinking water, the process did not produce uncontaminated drinking water, even when the city began chlorinating the water in 1917. A report at the time went so far as to say that Richmond’s “present water supply is unsafe.” This report prompted an upgrade of the whole system, including construction of a new water treatment plant on the banks of the James River. The upgraded system was completed in 1924 and continues to provide water to residents of Richmond and the surrounding area.
Today, Richmond’s water system delivers up to 132 million gallons per day to residents in Richmond and Henrico County. However, many Richmond residents complain that their water is cloudy or has a bad taste or smell. Older cast iron pipes, like the ones used in Richmond, are prone to corrosion and biofilm contamination from chemical reactions. These reactions create clusters of pipe deterioration and bacteria along the inside of the pipe, resulting in a “rotten egg” taste and smell. To combat the corrosion and biofilm contamination that has become synonymous with older cast iron pipes, many municipal water departments add high levels of chlorine, which has its own taste and smell issues.
Quench Water Coolers –
A Better Drinking Water System for Richmond
No need to worry about what your office’s drinking water might have picked up on its journey to your glass. Quench offers a full complement of filtration and purification technologies to remove sediment, reduce chemical contaminants, including lead, and get rid of off-tastes and odors. That’s how we can guarantee that Quench office water coolers produce crisp, clean, great-tasting water – and at a fraction of the price of bottled water delivery services. Go bottle-free with Quench and you will save time, money, and the environment, plus you will have better drinking water!
Quench Proudly Serves More Than 60,000 Customers Nationwide
I want to thank the team at Quench for the quick, professional installation of our new water system. You and your installation team made the process very simple and timely from start to finish. I highly recommend your product as an alternative to water bottles!
Nationwide Service with Local Presence
Quench’s dedicated customer team stands behind every installation. You’ll always find a well-trained, friendly human at the other end of the phone, and all service is performed by insured, certified Quench-badged technicians. Our customer service promise includes proactive preventive maintenance, filter changes, and all service and support. We worry about your drinking water, so you don’t have to.
Proudly providing businesses with clean, filtered drinking water in the greater Richmond Metro Area, including Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights and surrounding counties including Amelia, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and Sussex.
Quench Filtration Solutions
For over 20 years, Quench has focused exclusively on providing businesses with the highest quality filtered water. This commitment to doing one thing well has made us the trusted water authority for over 50% of the Fortune 500. We offer the best bottleless water coolers, ice machines, sparkling water dispensers, and coffee brewers to fit any workplace. No matter your location, company size, or industry, we have a filtered water solution that is right for you!