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Big Iron Drilling Ltd

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1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

"The number you can't forget"

...and your whole family will love our water too!

NOTE 1

  • Check on existing Government Grants and assistance for Water Well Drilling
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NOTE 2

FREE WATER TEST

Give us a call and one of our local representatives will test your water for free and recommend a viable solution.

NOTE 3

FOR INFORMATION ON

Water Treatment or Water Wells, please call our toll free number at:

1-800-Big Iron (244-4766)

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Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)

The maximum level of a contaminant allowed in water by federal law. Based on health effects and currently available treatment methods.

Mechanical aeration

Use of mechanical energy to inject air into water to cause a waste stream to absorb oxygen.

Mechanical flotation

A term used in the mineral industry to describe the use of dispersed air to produce bubbles that measure 0.2 to 2 mm in diameter.

Media

Materials that form a barrier to the passage of certain suspended solids or dissolved liquids in filters.

Medium-size water system

A water system that serves 3,300 to 50,000 customers.

Melting

The change of a solid into a liquid.

Membrane

A thin barrier that allows some compounds or liquids to pass through, and troubles others. It is a semi-permeable skin of which the pass-through is determined by size or special nature of the particles. Membranes are commonly used to separate substances.

Mesotrophic

Reservoirs and lakes which contain moderate quantities of nutrients and are moderately productive in terms of aquatic animal and plant life.

Metabolise

Conversion of food, for instance soluble organic matter, to cellular matter and gaseous by-products through a biological process.

MFS

Micro Filtration System, it serves full automatic solid/ liquid separation.

Microbial growth

The multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, diatoms, plankton, and fungi.

Micron

A unit to discribe a measure of length, equal to one millionth of a metre.

Microrganisms

Organisms that are so small that they can only be observed through a microscope, for instance bacteria, fungi or yeasts.

Milligrams per liter – mg/l

Same as ppm

Mineral Water

Contains large amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, and iron. Some tap waters contain as many or more minerals than some commercial mineral waters. There is no scientific evidence that either high or low mineral content water is beneficial to humans.

Miscibility

The ability of two liquids to mix.

Mist

Liquid particles measuring 40 to 500 micrometers, are formed by condensation of vapour. By comparison, fog particles are smaller than 40 micrometers.

Mixture

Various elements, compounds or both, that are mixed.

Molecules

Combinations of two or more atoms of the same or different elements held together by chemical bonds.

Municipal discharge

Discharge of effluent from wastewater treatment plants, which receive wastewater from households, commercial establishments, and industries in the coastal drainage basin.

Municipal sewage

Liquid wastes, originating from a community. They may have been composed of domestic wastewaters or industrial discharges.

Municipal Sludge

Semi liquid residue that remains from the treatment of municipal water and wastewater.

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Big Iron Drilling Ltd
4450 Eleniak Road NW
Edmonton, AB T6B 2S1
TEL:(780) 433-2555 | TOLL FREE: 1-800-BIG-IRON (24 Hours) | FAX:(780) 431-1091

HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays - Closed

We have a 24 hour "live person" answering service.