Nevada Southern Detention Center: 6-Month Domestic Water Treatment Test Results

Project: Nevada Southern Detention Center
Customer: Core Civic
Job Facts: G dorm that has approximately 300 beds
Scope of Work: Domestic water treatment
EasyWater Equipment: No-Salt Conditioners

“This test clearly proves the EasyWater No-Salt Conditioner lives up to its claims in a real-world situation.”

Problem

The Nevada Southern Detention Center had a history of hard water scale build-up in their showerheads and sediment screens. Core Civic also reported that they detected large amounts of scale build-up in the water heaters, which resulted in continued failure.

Documented EasyWater Test Results:

In October 2017, Core Civic performed a thorough six-month test on EasyWater’s No-Salt Conditioners in one of their dorms. Bryan Schoening, the facility’s maintenance director, documented the results throughout the test and provided a full summary with pictures at the end of the six months. Here is Bryan’s summary:

In early October 2017, the EasyWater No-Salt Conditioner was installed on the G unit water system. The F unit water system was left as it was built as a control. The test began in October and was to run thru until April. The clean outs were to be completed on both components of each dorm on the same day. The results were to be recorded via picture. An inspection camera was purchased to be able to get a better view of inside the water heaters. The work was completed each time by the same technician, Robert Martinez, for the sake of consistency, and this is also the technician who handled this particular PM historically.

G dorm and F dorm had a history of scale build-up in their showerheads and sediment screens. The screens and showerheads were examined on a regular basis and pictures were taken. Here are the results after six months:

6 Months — Without EasyWater Treatment

6 Months — With EasyWater Treatment

In looking at the sediment screens upstream from the shower head, the G unit (EasyWater-treated) screen was free of scale where the F unit was not.

The two dorms also had a history of water heater failures due to scale build-up. The following testing parameters were used for the water heaters in the F and G dorms:

One tank-type heater in G dorm and F dorm: Loose scale should be removed from the heaters before the test but the hard scale be kept in the heaters to see if the No-Salt Conditioners will help soften and remove the hard scale. All loose scale should be removed from the heaters every time the heaters are opened and pictures taken of the hard scale that is left to see if it is increasing or decreasing.

Below are the documented test results for the water heaters in F dorm and G dorm:

30 Days — Water Heater Without EasyWater Treatment

30 Days — Water Heater With EasyWater Treatment

4 Months — Water Heater Without EasyWater Treatment

4 Months — Water Heater With EasyWater Treatment

6 Months — Heat Exchanger/Internal Coil Inside Water Heater Without EasyWater Treatment

6 Months — Heat Exchanger/Internal Coil Inside Water Heater With EasyWater Treatment

Bryan ended the test summary with the following statement about EasyWater’s No-Salt Conditioners:

There was less scale and was easier to maintain over the test period.

This test clearly proves the EasyWater No-Salt Conditioner lives up to its claims in a real-world situation.

As a result of the test, EasyWater No-Salt Conditioners are now budgeted to treat all of the remaining buildings at the Nevada Southern Detention Center.

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