Water Treatment Services in Council Bluffs, IA

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska, Solving Council Bluffs IA’s Water Problems for more than a half a century. 


Hard Water, high TDS, high chlorine odor and taste Treatment for Council Bluffs IA municipal water supply 

Since the mid 1960’s, when LINDSAY SOFT WATER CO OF NEBRASKA first began its operations, as a water treatment specialist, it has been resolving Council Bluffs IA’s most challenging hard water, high TDS and chlorine taste / odor problems for municipal water customers as well as treating hard water, high TDS, iron, rotten egg smell and nitrates issues for rural well water clients. 

What started modestly as a small Lindsay Soft Water dealership in Fremont, NE, today comprises 5 locations and is now one of Nebraska’s and Iowa’s premier water treatment companies and the foremost expert in Council Bluffs IA water issues.

Like Omaha, Council Bluffs’ main source of water is the Missouri River. The secondary source is the Missouri River Alluvium.  Well water is blended with the cold river water in the winter to minimize icing. This source water for Council Bluffs is problematic to begin with and requires a great deal of large-scale municipal water treatment.

There are two independent treatment trains at the Council Bluffs’ purification plant and four high service pumps that deliver water to the entire city. Lime is added in the process to approximately 70% of the water to raise the pH and precipitate magnesium and calcium ions. This softened water is then blended with un-softened water to adjust the pH and hardness. Soda Ash and Ferric Sulfate are added to complete the coagulation and softening process while filters with a granular activated carbon cap remove dissolved organic compounds.  Chlorine is added along the way as a disinfectant and Fluoride is added as a prophylaxis. Ammonia is finally mixed in to convert the chlorine to chloramines to stabilize the chlorine residual and control disinfection by-products.

Despite this broad and extensive municipal treatment process, much of the water coming out of the tap in Council Bluffs’ is still hard, with high TDS and featuring a chlorine taste and odor from the treatment required to make it potable.

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has demonstrated a level of technical expertise that is unsurpassed in resolving all municipal water problems caused by chlorine odor, taste and sediment, as well as the expertise to abate or totally remove chloramines (resulting from ammonia being added), chlorine taste and odor typically found in Council Bluffs IA’s municipally treated water supplies.

Call EcoWater Systems of Nebraska at 1-888-ECOWATER (326-9283) for hard water, chlorine smell, taste removal and TDS treatment solutions,  as well as bottled water delivery and POU coolers and any multi-media water filtration services in the surrounding Council Bluffs IA, area or click here to contact us for immediate service.


Treating Hard Water, High TDS, iron, rotten egg smell and nitrates in Council Bluffs IA Rural well water 

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska expertise extends well beyond municipal water treatment.  In fact a great deal of Council Bluffs IA area residents live in the outer rural vicinities where the water supply is derived from private wells.  EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has been providing best-in-class water filtration systems specifically designed to address challenging 30 grains plus hardness well water, high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), BAD TASTING hydrogen sulfide smelly rotten egg water (typical found in the farming areas,) Nitrates from human and animal waste as well as agricultural pesticides and farming / livestock related water issues.

EcoWater Nebraska is also one of the largest providers of bottled water and POC or POU (Point of Use Coolers) in Iowa with an unmatched track record of resolving all well water and municipal water problems in the greater Council Bluffs IA area.

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska, removing Chlorine odor and taste from Council Bluffs IA water

As one of the oldest and most established names in water filtration and water treatment in the greater Council Bluffs IA area, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska specializes not only in HARD water and water softening protocols, typically found in well water, but also in municipal water de-chlorination issues.  EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has been installing best-in-class water filtration and de-chlorination systems in Council Bluffs IA and its suburbs for the better part of 50 years, dealing with a wide range of water problems native to the area, specifically chlorine odor and taste, frequently present in municipally treated water.  EcoWater Systems of Nebraska’s technology of choice for the elimination of chlorine odor and taste is the EcoWater WATER REFINING SYSTEM® which combines the benefits of water conditioning and carbon filtration. Designed specifically for city water applications it not only cleans, softens and filters, but SPECIFICALLY reduces chlorine taste and odor, typically found in Council Bluffs IA.

Drinking Water Solutions, Filtration and Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) installation in Council Bluffs IA.  

COUNCIL BLUFFS WATER WORKS, through its Narrows Purification Plant, pumps daily 8,574,000 gallons on average and through its Council Point Purification Plant 2,298,000 gallons, all to illustrate that the volume of water is so massive, that FINAL BARRIER protection for your home or business ultimately falls on the consumer and that is what EcoWater Systems of Nebraska offers and specializes in.

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has been in fact successfully treating and resolving Council Bluffs IA’s Hard Water, high TDS, high chlorine taste and odor issues for five decades.  While offering the best in water filtration solutions for a broad range of demanding water problems, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has an unmatched track record of not only softening hard water, caused by calcium and magnesium mineral content deposits, but also managing TDS issues common in Council Bluffs IA, NE.

Multi-media Water Filtration Replacement and Repair in Council Bluffs IA.

Considered among the best in the state, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska factory authorized service and repair facilities, offer emergency repair services for numerous water filtration systems in the greater Council Bluffs IA.

Managing Hard Water and High TDS levels in Council Bluffs IA.

Problem water is nothing new to EcoWater Systems of Nebraska and for more than half a century it has had a track record of successfully solving virtually all problem water issues associated with municipal and well water in Council Bluffs IA. Offering best-in-class water filtration systems to resolve the toughest water problems native to Council Bluffs IA, Omaha, Glenwood, IA, Bellevue, Papillion and Gretna, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska has the expertise to resolve all hard water problems caused by high calcium and magnesium deposits such as limestone, chalk and dolomite as well as high TDS levels and unpalatable water from municipal chlorination.

Contact EcoWater Systems of Nebraska today to help resolve your most challenging water issues as well as ordering delivery of commercial and residential bottled drinking water in Council Bluffs IA, Omaha, Glenwood, IA, Bellevue, Papillion and Gretna.  We can also assist you with your point of use (POU) R.O cooler needs.  With over 50 years of water treatment experience in the Council Bluffs IA area, our team of water treatment professionals is ready to solve any problem or drinking water issue you may have.

Problem Water Specialists for more than your home… Water PROS for your business in Council Bluffs IA as well.  

Council Bluffs IA’s untreated water can be hard on your business’ bottom line.  In fact, hard water minerals build up in your equipment and plumbing, restricting flow as well as reducing heat transfer in water heaters.  These water hardness issues translate to higher costs, making your business less profitable.  Additionally, labor for maintenance, as well as early replacement of plumbing fixtures and repairs plus higher energy expenses are all typically associated with hard and untreated water.

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is unsurpassed in determining what areas of your business can be run more efficiently by improving the quality of your water, ultimately saving you dollars.  Whether it is full System Engineering or simply Chlorine Removal, EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the specialist in the greater Council Bluffs IA area for your commercial water treatment needs. Our professionals are always available to help find the right solution for your home or business with extremely cost-effective products and engineering.

Contact EcoWater Systems of Nebraska to resolve all your hard water and chlorine odor and taste issues in Council Bluffs IA.  We can also assist with commercial and residential point of use (POU) R.O cooler sales and service from our Council Bluffs IA Service Center.

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska, removing Chlorine odor and taste from Council Bluffs IA water

Although Council Bluffs IA, NE municipally treated water is designed to be safe for human consumption, the anti-bacteriological chemical management employed to make it potable does not make it taste all that great.  Chlorine, in fact, and Chloramines (the compound resulting from ammonia being added to Chlorine) are the principal chemical agents used to kill bacteria in Council Bluffs’ water, and although effective, leave you with that familiar aftertaste and odor.  EcoWater Nebraska has the known-how and technology to remove Chlorine and Chloramines completely from your drinking water using the EcoWater Systems Reverse Osmosis drinking water system which provides, under counter, high-quality water for drinking and cooking applications, totally free of any chemical trace contaminants like chlorine or sediment, nitrates, lead, cysts and other pollutants.

For larger home water consumption, or light commercial and business applications, POUs or POINT OF USE COOLERS, also known as BottleLESS water coolers, give you virtually unlimited, pristine, healthy “bottle quality” drinking water without the hassle of lifting and storing those heavy, bulky jugs. These micro “water treatment factories” are cheaper than you think and could save you real money over what you are spending now for your store bought bottled water for your home or business.

Water Filtration and Water Softening Repair in Council Bluffs IA

EcoWater Nebraska’s factory authorized service center is a premier repair facility. It offers services for emergency repair for numerous water filtration systems and water softeners including EcoWater Systems, WaterBoss, Lindsay, Sears, Whirlpool, Culligan, Rainy, Water Right, Addie, Autotrol, Benson, Clack, Hellenbrand, Kinetico, Lakeland,  Fleck, Microline, Rayne Water, Rainsoft, Soft Water and Water Care.

Call EcoWater Nebraska at 1-888-ECOWATER (326-9283) for immediate assistance with your residential or commercial water filtration system, or drinking water needs in Council Bluffs IA, Omaha, Glenwood IA, Bellevue, Papillion and Gretna or click here for water delivery service.

Contact EcoWater Nebraska today to help resolve your most challenging water issues as well as ordering delivery of commercial and residential drinking water in Council Bluffs IA, Omaha, Glenwood, IA, Bellevue, Papillion and Gretna. We can also assist you with your point of use (POU) R.O cooler needs.  With over half a century of water treatment experience, our team of water professionals will be ready to solve any problem or drinking water issue your home or business may have. 

EcoWater Systems of Nebraska and Council Bluffs IA 

The county seat of Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs sits on the east bank of the Missouri River right across from Omaha, Nebraska. The population of Council Bluffs is north of 60,000, and along with neighboring Omaha to the west, it is part of the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the US with an estimated population of 865,350 in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.

The city, which was the historic starting point of the Mormon Trail, was named for an 1804 meeting of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the Otoe tribe, which took place at Council Bluff, near present-day Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, 20 miles to the north. The present city of Council Bluffs was first settled by Sauganash and his Potawatomi band in 1838.

As more Indian tribes were pushed into the Council Bluffs area by white settlers, inter-tribal conflict increased, fueled by the illegal whiskey trade. The US Army built Fort Croghan in 1842 to keep order and try to control liquor traffic on the Missouri River.

Beginning in 1846, there was a large influx of Latter-day Saints into the area.  By 1848, the town had become known as Kanesville, named for benefactor Thomas L. Kane.  In 1852, the town was renamed Council Bluffs. It continued as a major outfitting point on the Missouri for the Emigrant Trail and Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, and entertained a lively steamboat trade. With the completion of the Chicago and North Western Railway into the city in 1867, the transcontinental railroad in 1869, and the Union Pacific Missouri River Bridge in 1872, Council Bluffs became a major railroad intersection.  In fact, by 1930, Council Bluffs had grown into the U.S.’ fifth largest rail center. The railroads helped the city become a center for grain storage. Massive grain elevators continue to mark the city’s skyline in fact.

Restructuring of the railroad industry after the mid-20th century caused the loss of many jobs which moved offshore. By the late 20th century the city and region were suffering economic stagnation and a declining population.  Downtown urban renewal was undertaken since to create a new future.

The liberalization of Iowa gambling laws was followed by the opening of The Bluffs Run Greyhound Park in 1986. By 2005 Council Bluffs was the 19th largest casino market in the United States, with revenue equaling nearly $434 million.

Council Bluffs’ industry today includes “frozen foods, robotics, dairy products, plastics, railroading, electrical products, and pork and beef packaging.”  Tyson Foods, Con-Agra, Grundorf, American Games all maintain operations in the area.

In 2007 Google began construction of a server farm, followed by a second Google campus on Bunge Avenue in October 2013 and finally a third phase in March 2014 bringing Google’s investment up to $1.5 billion in Council Bluffs, the largest private investment in Iowa’s history to date.

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