When pH is less than 7. pH is the scale of the acidic water that ranges from 0 to 14. Anything below 7 is considered acidic water and vice-versa means it is alkaline. Water becomes acidic during the hydrologic cycle, when water begins evaporating and produces clouds and form moisture that results in precipitation throughout the earth. In the process of precipitation, water is immersed with carbon dioxide and creates carbon acid, such as rain that is slightly acidic.

As water goes through the ground, it can become more acidic as the pH increases due to the lack of minerals in the soil. Since acid water has the likelihood of being corrosive it has the likelihood of causing serious damage to your household appliances or equipment. If neglected then unwanted occurrences such as leaks, plumbing issues, and green/blue stains in areas exposed to the acid water.

One solution of resolving decreases in pH levels and preventing the formation of acid water, is by utilizing calcium and alkalinity rich minerals. As these minerals are injected into the water, the pH levels raises and comes closer to neutrality. The greater degree of acidity in the water molecule necessitates the amount of calcium and alkalinity required to treat the acid water.