Iron Bacteria: Should You Be Worried About Iron Bacteria in Your Water? In the U.S., about 15 million households drink from a private well. People choose wells for various reasons, including taste and freshness. Some households also have property too far away to be hooked up to the city’s water source. When it comes to … Continue reading What Are Iron Bacteria?
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?
Understanding the Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment Process: Beginner's Guide Do you need an eco-friendly and cost-effective way to purify your water? Consider hydrogen peroxide water treatment. This process is simple and easy to understand, making it an excellent option for beginners. When you know the basics, you are in a better position to reap all … Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide Water Treatment
What Does It Mean if You Have Blue Stains in Sink From Well Water? If you have well water, any stain or smell that comes from your appliances may make you feel concerned. Blue stains in sink from well water are not usually harmful, but they can become a problem if they are not addressed. … Continue reading Blue Stains in Sink From Well Water
To fix well water that smells bad, use one of the following: Aerate water and/or inject air/oxygen Chlorinate well water to eliminate both sulfur and bacteria Use ozone gas in a closed tank or atmospheric tank Inject hydrogen peroxide Follow aeration, chlorination, ozone, or peroxide injection with activated carbon filtration Many homeowners contact us to … Continue reading How To Fix Well Water That Smells Bad? Simple Actions to Take.
Filed under Acid Water, Calcite Neutralizer A Calcite Water Neutralizer Can Treat Acid Waters From pH 5.0 up to pH 6.9. A calcite water neutralizer will work best for treating acid well water if the pH of the water is between 5 and 6.9. Over 6.9 no neutralizer is needed. For pH levels below 5.0, … Continue reading Choosing a Calcite Water Neutralizer for Acid Well Water
Filed under Uncategorized When treating well water, you might want to know how wells and groundwater systems work. Here is a short article on how your well system works. Treating well water? Kind of amazing to think about it, According to National Groundwater Association, Forty-seven percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater for … Continue reading Treating Well Water
Filed under Chlorination How much chlorine to inject? A common question we often get is, how much chlorine do I need to inject before my iron filter to treat iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg odor)? The short answer is: 0.62 mg/l of chlorine per mg/l of iron; 1.29 mg/l of chlorine per mg/l … Continue reading How Much Chlorine To Inject to Treat Iron & Manganese Before Iron Filters?
We often get questions about iron filter media here at Clean Water Systems. It seems many people are overwhelmed by the breadth of options available when shopping for an iron filter, and with all sorts of tanks, valves, and filter media available, it’s not hard to see why. Iron filters contain iron filter media, which … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Pro-OX, Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?
Filed under Iron Filters, Well Water Treatment 0 Birm, Greensand, and MangOX Iron Filters The three most common systems available to remove iron from well water are backwashing iron filters that use one of three different media: Birm, Greensand, and MangOX (manganese Oxide such as Pro-OX). Iron makes up 5% of the Planet’s crust and … Continue reading Birm, Greensand, and MangOX Iron Filters: A Primer