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How to Tell if Odors From Well Water Are Coming from Well or Inside the House

Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive “rotten egg” odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and alter the appearance and taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations […]
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Using Chlorinator Systems To Remove Bacteria

The US Environmental Protection agency strongly recommends annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells, as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is best to address your bacteria problem as soon as possible in order to keep it under control, and will even save time and money […]
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A Common Mistake: Failure to Properly Test the Well Water Chemistry

Continuing with our theme of common mistakes made while selecting a well water treatment system, today we will be focusing on the failure to properly test your well water chemistry. This could be considered one of the most important mistakes as it is the first step in selecting a treatment system. If your tests are […]
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Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?

Health authorities strongly recommend annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water.  There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria, but it is most important to test: Once a year for all private residential water wells […]
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How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Well Water With Bacteria

Work done on your well might contaminate well water with bacteria.  Most well drillers and pump contractors working on wells take extreme care not to contaminate well water with bacteria by sanitizing the well after they have finished work.  However it is good to know how to sanitize your well yourself if the need arises. […]
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Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water

Coliform bacteria are common in the environment, present in the soil and intestines of animals, and are generally not harmful. However, the presence of these bacteria in well water or spring water usually indicates that the water may be contaminated with germs that can cause disease and can even contaminate your well water without any […]
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What You Should Know About Coliform Bacteria in Your Home Well Water

Sources of Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Home Well Water Bacteria can contaminate your well water without any change in taste or odor to the water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends annual testing of residential water wells for coliform bacteria. Generally, there are two categories of coliform bacteria that are found in well water, total […]
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13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water

One common problem we hear about is when there are odors in the water from some but not all of the fixtures in the house.  For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or sulfur bacteria […]
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Well Water Water Testing

There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such […]
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Water Tests for Well Water

There are many water tests for well water available for homeowners. While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. While […]
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