Yes. All of the corrosion and scale inhibitor blends used by ANMAC are derived from phosphate. Phosphate is safe, odorless, and tasteless. NSF/ANSI Standard 60, the legally-recognized national standard in the United States for public health protection and monitoring of drinking water, recognizes phosphate as safe for use in potable water. Even the EPA recommends phosphate as an effective method of corrosion and scale control. Today, more than 50% of water utilities nationwide already use phosphates to control internal pipe corrosion at the municipal level. While phosphates have been used in water treatment for more than 100 years, many water utilities began using phosphates to reduce lead and copper levels in tap water after the Lead and Copper Rule passed in 1992.
Phosphate is a simple compound that includes the element phosphorus. Phosphorus is abundant and occurs naturally in protein-rich foods like dairy, fish, meat, and eggs. The human body needs small amounts of phosphorus to help the kidneys, bones, and muscles function properly.
Phosphate is present in approximately 90% of the food and beverages we consume, and both the FDA and Center for Science in the Public Interest categorize it as safe for human consumption.
ANMAC only needs to use a very small about of phosphate to properly treat a building’s entire plumbing system. Generally, ANMAC will add 1-2 milligrams of phosphate per liter of water. Some carbonated drinks have close to 500 milligrams per liter. A single serving of yogurt can have around 400 milligrams of phosphate. Research indicates that people consume 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of phosphate per day in their regular diet. Given an average consumption of two liters of water per day, the amount of phosphate added by ANMAC only increases the average intake by about two-tenths of one percent.
Yes. ANMAC is fully licensed in water treatment and water conditioning in potable water systems.