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“What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection

Disinfection of your water is crucial to ensuring that your water is safe to drink and free of harmful bacteria and other organisms.  The primary methods of disinfection are chlorination, hydrogen peroxide injection, ozone, and UV light.  All of these methods, however, require sufficient contact time between the water and the disinfectant.  Proper contact time … Continue reading “What is a CT Value?”: The (Simple) Math Behind Water Disinfection
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What is the Difference Between Pro-OX,Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?

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 is a type of granular filter media that removes iron and often manganese as well.
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The Top 5 Problems that Hypochlorite Skid-Mounted Chlorination Systems Solve

A self-contained hypochlorite skid-mounted chlorination system injecting sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) can solve (at least) 5 major problems afflicting many small commercial, industrial or community water systems. Hypochlorite Skid-Mounted Chlorination Systems,  or Hypo Skids, as the name implies, are skid-mounted automatic chlorination systems that monitor flow rate and chlorine residuals and inject hypochlorite (liquid chlorine bleach) … Continue reading The Top 5 Problems that Hypochlorite Skid-Mounted Chlorination Systems Solve
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Point of Use Ozone and How to Use It

Ozonation is a process used for disinfecting water. It is a common water treatment method used to replace chlorination for a variety of different purposes.
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Iron Filters: We Have Crystal Clear Water Again

System is  doing great now. Thanks for all you help! The Chemsorb cleaned up and we have crystal clear water again. Running the Ozone unit on pure oxygen. Running about 12 SCFH now seems to be the most potent flow on pure oxygen.
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James F. is our October Testimonial Raffle Winner!!

Congratulations to James for winning, we hope he enjoys his USA made High-Flow 4 Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System! If you send in a blurb about what you think and a few pictures of a recent purchase, you can be entered into November’s raffle. Thanks to everyone who entered, we are glad you are … Continue reading James F. is our October Testimonial Raffle Winner!!
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How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Your Drinking Water

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
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How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Well Water With Bacteria

Work done on your well might contaminate well water with bacteria.  Most well drillers and pump contractors working on wells take extreme care not to contaminate well water with bacteria by sanitizing the well after they have finished work.  However it is good to know how to sanitize your well yourself if the need arises. … Continue reading How Work Done on Your Well Might Contaminate Well Water With Bacteria
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Well Water Treatment for New Homeowners: Four Important Steps To Take

If you just purchased a new home or are new to well water systems, it pays to educate yourself about your well and pump system, and be able to understand how to read a water test report.  Whether you decide to purchase and install a water treatment system, or have a local water treatment professional … Continue reading Well Water Treatment for New Homeowners: Four Important Steps To Take
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UV Light Water Treatment

Are you a city water user, or a well water user? Whatever your answer, you have likely drank 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
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