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 … Continue reading Coliform Bacteria Testing: Why do it, How to do it, & How Often?
Disinfection of your water is crucial to ensuring that your water is safe to drink and free of harmful bacteria and other organisms. The primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, and UV light. All of these methods, however, require sufficient contact time between the water and the disinfectant. Proper contact time … Continue reading “What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection
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 … Continue reading Learn about the sources of well water odors and how to prevent them
Do It Yourself (DIY) Well Water Kit for Coliform Bacteria Health Departments and EPA guidelines recommend testing your well water at least twice a year for coliform bacteria. Bacteria can contaminate a well without any change in taste or odors to the water. Now you can analyze for unhealthy bacteria at home utilizing state-of-the-art, low cost … Continue reading Do It Yourself (DIY) Well Water Kit for Coliform Bacteria
When you have a water system that uses well water, it is important to do regular water testing to ensure that the water that the well is supplying into your household is safe. Sometimes, bacteria, stains and sediments can be found in the water. Often, water sediment filters won’t take care of everything. Unlike city … Continue reading Sediments, Stains and Water Sediment Filters 101
We are all familiar with the ozone layer, the protective layer covering the earth that protects us from the harmful UV rays of the sun. There is a good reason it’s called the ‘ozone layer’ – that is because it contains high concentrations of ozone. What is ozone exactly and what is its relevance to … Continue reading 7 Things You Must NEVER Do with Ozone
Clean Water Store has a new product! In previous posts, we have discussed the benefits of ozone as an important disinfecting agent. The Ozone 500-i system is a small but mighty ozone and negative ion generator that can easily and quickly treat air or water in your home or office.
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 … Continue reading Using Chlorinator Systems To Remove Bacteria