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
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
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.
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 … Continue reading Arsenic Contamination of Well Water: A Real Issue
There are many ways that well water can become contaminated by coliform bacteria without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is important to periodically monitor private water wells to see if contamination is present. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that private water supplies be tested annually for coliform bacteria … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water
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 … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing
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 … Continue reading Bacteria Killers: A Guide to Popular Water Disinfectants
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. Perhaps the biggest trouble with well water stems from the variety of … Continue reading Water Tests