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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

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NOTE 2

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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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Radioactive

Having the property of releasing radiation.

Raw sewage

Untreated wastewater and its contents.

Raw water

Intake water before any treatment or use.

Reaeration

Renewing air supplies in the lower layers of a reservoir in order to raise oxygen levels.

Recarbonization

Process in which carbon dioxide is bubbled into treatment water in order to lower the pH.

Receiving waters

A river, lake, ocean, stream or other watercourse into which wastewater or treated effluent is discharged.

Recharge Area

An area where rainwater soaks through the ground to reach an aquifer.

Recirculation

Recycling water after it is used. Often it has to pass a wastewater purification system before it can be reused.

Redox

Shortened term for reduction/ oxidation reactions. Redox reactions are a series of reactions of substances in which electron transfer takes place. The substance that gains electrons is called oxidising agent.

Reduction

A chemical reaction in which ions gain electrons to reduce their positive valence.

Regeneration

Putting the desired counter-ion back on the ion exchanger, by displacing an ion of higher affinity with one of lower affinity.

Reserve Capacity

Extra treatment capacity built into wastewater treatment plants and sewers to be able to catch up with future flow increases due to population growth.

Reservoir

A natural or artificial holding area used to store water.

Residue

The dry solids remaining after the evaporation of a sample of water or sludge.

Resolution

The breaking of an emulsion into its individual components.

Reverse Osmosis process

The Reversed Osmosis (RO) process uses a semi-permeable membrane to separate and remove dissolved solids, organics, pyrogens, submicron colloidal matter, viruses, and bacteria from water. The process is called ‘reverse’ osmosis since it requires pressure to force pure water across a membrane, leaving the impurities behind.

Run-Off

The part of precipitation water that runs off the land into streams or other surfacewater.

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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.