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UV Light Water Treatment

Are you a city water user, or a well water user? Whatever your answer, you have likely drank water that was disinfected with chlorine. Chlorine was instrumental in the creation of the first municipal water systems due to its efficiency as an anti-bacterial agent, and is now a popular choice for well water users looking […]
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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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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part II

Welcome back to our series on home chlorine and chloramine removal.  On Monday we discussed downflow, auto-backwashing carbon filters; today we’ll take a look at upflow, non-backwashing carbon filters. As you might guess from the name, upflow systems basically function as a downflow filter in reverse.  Instead of water flowing down through the filter media […]
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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part I

Hello again, readers!  We hope you’ve all had a good weekend.  It’s been pretty overcast here in Santa Cruz, CA, but we’re happy to finally get some rain after what’s been a very dry winter. This week we want to devote the Clean Well Water Report to discussing whole house chlorine and chloramine filtration systems. […]
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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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Announcing NSF Certification of our Pro-OX Iron & Manganese Filter Media

manganese dioxide media, Pro-OX We’re pleased to announce that our new Pro-OX manganese dioxide filter media has been certified by NSF.  “What does that mean?” you ask? “The NSF mark is your assurance that the product has been tested by one of the most respected independent certification organizations in existence today for health and safety effects. It is valued […]
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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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Lakos Sandmaster

faucet While sand is not something you should  expect to see from a modern, properly constructed well, we still have many customers write to us with questions about sand and sediment in their water.  The problem is that once sand and sediment do get into a well, they can wreak havoc on pipes and appliances.  Since […]
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