We get a lot of mail from readers and customers who are interested in using ozone to purify their water. The problem is, ozone systems tend to be very large and very expensive. Luckily, there are some small point-of-use ozone generators available that offer the same benefits of ozone (disinfection, odor removal, great tasting water) … Continue reading Ozone Generator water treatment
With the recent flooding in Colorado we are getting a lot of inquiries about what to do when your well floods. Here is a one recent question: “We were flooded so I had my drinking water tested just in case the well was contaminated. If came out that I need to chloronate my well due … Continue reading What to Do When Your Well is Covered by Flood Water
Although the severe weather in the Midwest has caused deaths and destruction of property, the storms have brought some relief to farmers who have been suffering through a record drought. This water is a great benefit to farmers and the area water tables, but is also causing severe flooding in many rural areas. Some of … Continue reading Flooding in Oklahoma and Midwest – What To Do If Your Well Is Flooded
The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) completed a study of public pools during last summer’s swimming season and found that public pools are often contaminated with feces by the swimmers themselves. Researchers at CDC found bacteria in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools. CDC obtained water samples from various public pool filters … Continue reading Pool Water Treatment
We often receive a question like this: “I have a liquid chlorine bleach well water chlorinator. I want to switch to injecting hydrogen peroxide instead. Can I just clean out my existing chlorine metering pump, and switch to peroxide?” Switching to hydrogen peroxide using the same metering pump This is a very good question, and … Continue reading Switching to Hydrogen Peroxide in water
A question we often get is: “I'm mainly concerned with the safety of my well water. Can I test it myself for coliform bacteria?” According to the USEPA, coliform bacteria are common in the environment. While coliform may or may not make you sick, the presence of these bacteria in well water or spring water … Continue reading Can I test my own well water for coliform bacteria at home?
Despite improvements and lower costs in alternative disinfection systems such as hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light and ozone, chlorination continues to be the most common method used for disinfection of home well water systems. Chlorine bleach has been used as the primary means to sanitize potable water supplies since the beginning years of the 20th century … Continue reading Well Water Chlorinators – Popular and Low Cost Disinfection for Home Water Well Systems
Coliform and/or E.Coli Bacteria In Your Well Water? Bacteria exist in many well waters, especially shallow or poorly constructed wells under the influence of water from the surface. However even if your well is a deep properly constructed well, it can become accidentally contaminated by coliform bacteria. Septic tanks can contaminate drinking water wells with … Continue reading Coliform and E.Coli Bacteria Water Contamination?