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Bad Water May Look, Taste, or Smell Like Good Water!

Often contaminants leave behind a trace detectable by your senses, but not always. Steps to determine if you may have problems with your water: 1. Get your water quality tested in a lab! A basic mineral analysis will show the most common issues, such as iron, manganese, dissolved solids, tannins, pH, and hardness. EPA certified […]
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Arsenic Contamination of Well Water: A Real Issue

  Arsenic, a natural occurring element in the geology of many regions, is an important contaminant of well water to look out for. The map above shows wells sampled across the country and their arsenic concentration levels. The EPA’s maximum contaminant level is strictly set for public health concerns at 10 micrograms per liter. Local […]
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Spin Down Filter Cleans Garden Well Water

Spin Down Filter Cleans Garden Well Water Periodically we donate water filters and/or offer technical support free of charge to non-profit organizations and charities.  Recently we had the pleasure of helping the folks at the Free Farm Project in San Francisco use a Spin Down Filter to clean up sediment from their well water source! […]
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New, Striking Images From NASA Show California Groundwater Loss

satellite image of California drought Anywhere in California it is easy to see the effects of the latest drought. Surface water levels, such as lakes and rivers, are visibly low and changes in landscape vegetation are obvious. Windshield wipers on California cars have been put to little or no use. But what about the impacts on water resources we can […]
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Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!

Here at Clean Water Systems we sell quite a few UV sterilizers.  Recently, one customer wrote to us to ask whether she could use plastic PVC piping in and out of her UV sterilizer. The answer is that yes, you can, but you really should not. UV light will degrade PVC piping over time, causing damage […]
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Never Fear Manganese with These New Filters from Clean Water Systems

Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that often accompanies iron as a waterborne contaminant.  It is found in rocks and soil, and is a necessary part of a healthy human diet.  While low levels of manganese are harmless – beneficial, in fact – higher levels of manganese contamination and ingestion can cause serious health concerns, […]
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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

Hey readers!   We will finish our series on Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramine Removal today with a look at one final chlorine removal method: the filter cartridge. Unlike the CX-MCA Aquasorb mentioned last Wednesday, regular carbon filter cartridges cannot remove chloramines.  However, they will effectively filter chlorine, and can be […]
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No Room for a Chlorinator? Use This Alternative Method to Eliminate Iron Bacteria

Well drilling and work on well pumps can introduce bacteria into the well. Iron bacteria thrive in water containing high levels of iron, and can accumulate in appliances and plumbing to create sludge, biofilm, and foul odors in water. Chlorine, ozone, or peroxide can kill bacteria and inhibit its recurrence when continually injected into water supplies, […]
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We Have a Winner!

prizes for the winner Congrats to Steven P. of Plantation, FL for winning our monthly drawing for the month of January! For sending us pictures and a brief testimonial about his new iron filter and water softener, he’ll get to choose between a free Pro Grade Under Sink RO System or Katadyn Combi Filter. If you’ve bought a treatment […]
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Bacteria Killers: A Guide to Popular Water Disinfectants

Ozone Boy Ozone Generator Hello again, Clean Well Water Report readers!  As you may have read yesterday, we are devoting this week to discussing CT values.  Yesterday we explained how CT values are calculated, and why they’re crucial to determine when disinfecting home water supplies.  Now that you know how to calculate CT values for various disinfectants, we want […]
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