From the first to the third world, having clean water on or off-the-grid is necessary all across the globe. Earlier this week, one of our customers wrote to us asking about water treatment options for his off-the-grid camp. Luckily he had some solar panels with 110v at his disposal. For his situation, we recommended our … Continue reading Off-The-Grid Water Systems
Are you a city water user, or a well water user? Whatever your answer, you have likely drunk 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 … Continue reading UV Light Water Treatment
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 … Continue reading Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!
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
As you may have noticed, most of our customers write to us with questions about well water. Lately, though, we have been receiving some interesting questions about alternative water sources. Last week we answered a letter from a reader who wanted to neutralize the acidity of rainwater collected in his cistern. This week, we received … Continue reading UV Light Water Treatment
While most of the letters we receive come from well and city water users, we occasionally get letters from people who use rainwater as a primary water source at home. If you are one of our rainwater-harvesting customers, you may have noticed that rainwater tends to have a low pH when first collected. Often, this … Continue reading Neutralizing Rainwater with a Calcite Blend Neutralizer
Have you ever noticed strange metallic smells in your water? Experienced buildup on faucets and fixtures? Gotten sick from your drinking water? We sincerely hope the answer to all three of those questions is “no” – particularly that last one. If not, your water may be contaminated with iron and manganese, or worse, iron or … Continue reading Treating Iron, Manganese, and Coliform Bacteria in Well Water