Mike-O-Pedia Resources

We don’t just brag about our extensive water treatment knowledge we put the words to this virtual paper.  The purpose of the “Mike-O-Pedia” is to share knowledge with our peers.  We will be posting on a regular basis and look forward to answering questions or discussing comments and applications with our dealer customer base.

We will collect and frequently update the Mike-o-Pedia. (Mike’s a little self-centered, you may find tidbits from others too but, of course, we run it through Mike.)  This information is listed in the FAQ’s.

Be sure to check out our podcast- It’s Your Water, for more information and conversations about water treatment subjects.

Current and future customers can find:

WQRF Contaminant Occurrence Map

The new Contaminant Occurrence Map displays data in the United States for regulated drinking water contaminants that have an enforceable level (MCL or Action Level) above the health-based goal level (MCLG) and also aesthetic contaminants that can cause taste, odor and color or staining issues.

WQRF Contaminant Occurrence Map

Unregulated Contaminant Map

The containment map was generated using data from the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR3), an initiative by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that gathered data from public water systems reporting unregulated contaminants. Click on each step to find the contaminants in the area you wish to select.

WQA – Unregulated Contaminant Map

The content in the “Mike-O-Pedia” is always growing, check back frequently.

Most Popular Cheat Sheets


Backwash Volume Data Chart 06-2021

Activated Carbon Application Options

Softener&Multi-Media Filter Technical Data

Carbon Sizing Formula EBCT 06-2021

Filter Media Operational Information

Brine Tank Capacity and Area Chart

Conductivity Resistivity Conversion Chart


PDF Library Link

Urbans Aqua is a stocking wholesaler of Residential & Commercial Water Treatment Equipment and Supplies including Purolite , Thermax and ResinTech Ion Exchange Resin; Calgon, Jacobi, Norit Americas & Haycarb Activated Carbon; Filter-Ag Plus; GreensandPlus; Pyrolox Advantage; KDF; Birm; Sand/Gravel; Clack, Fleck, Autotrol & AqMatic valves; Stenner Pumps & Parts. 

Urbans Aqua sells exclusively to water treatment professionals.  We do not deal with the general public.