Should You Be Concerned if You Have Smelly Hot Water in Your Home? If you are a homeowner who has private well water at your residence, you may assume that water that comes directly from the earth will be pure and crystal clear. This isn't always the case. Often, this “natural” water may smell or … Continue reading Is Smelly Hot Water Dangerous?
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?” This is a very good question, and the answer is Yes. Hydrogen peroxide (“H2O2”) is becoming … Continue reading Can I Use My Existing Well Water Chlorinator with Hydrogen Peroxide?
Yesterday we were asked a good question in a comment on a blog post from back in March about disinfecting water with hydrogen peroxide. Erik asked, “What would the recommended dosage of H2O2 be per volume unit of water?” You should generally inject 1.0 ppm of hydrogen peroxide for each part per million of iron … Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide in Well Water How Much to Inject
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
Recent studies have looked at the effectiveness of different methods of removing manganese from well water. A thorough study on this topic was done by a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. The project worked to figure out the optimal treatment method as a result of which the largest amount of manganese was removed … Continue reading Can Hydrogen Peroxide Be Used to Remove Manganese and Iron from well water?
Finally was able to get the system up and running after receiving new pump and noticed the sulfur smell gone in one day. Susan Foley, Palmyra, NY
Need to know how much water to add to dilute your hydrogen peroxide? A common question we get is: “I had a question about diluting my 7% hydrogen peroxide. How much water would I have to add to the gallon to dilute it to 7000ppm or 12500 ppm.” This is a good question, and the … Continue reading How to Calculate Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration for Well Water Treatment
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
A very effective way to eliminate odors, bacteria and oxidize iron, manganese and other contaminants is by injecting asmall amount of chlorine or hydrogen peroxide each the well pump turns on. Chlorination or peroxide injection combined with a backwashing catalytic carbon filter system is an excellent way to have clean odor-free, disinfected water throughout the … Continue reading Compare the Costs of Using Chlorine Vs Hydrogen Peroxide for Well Water Treatment?
One question we are often asked is: “What strength of hydrogen peroxide do you recommend to replace bleach?” Or: “Do you recommend replacing chlorine bleach with hydrogen peroxide, in my well water chlorinator? I heard it works better or is less toxic.” Hydrogen peroxide is indeed a great replacement for bleach in many well water … Continue reading What strength of hydrogen peroxide do you recommend to replace bleach?