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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 […]
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What is the Difference Between Pro-OX,Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?

supersack_mangox-min 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) […]
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Point of Use Ozone and How to Use It

Ozone Filters Ozonation is a process used for disinfecting water. It uses ozone filters and is a common water treatment method used to replace chlorination for a variety of different purposes.
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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. […]
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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 […]
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Chlorine versus UV Light Water Treatment

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 […]
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Never Fear Manganese with These New Filters from Clean Water Systems

Manganese is a naturally occurring mineral that often accompanies iron as a waterborne contaminant.  It is found in rocks and soil, and is a necessary part of a healthy human diet.  While low levels of manganese are harmless – beneficial, in fact – higher levels of manganese contamination and ingestion can cause serious health concerns, […]
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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part III

Hey readers!   We will finish our series on Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramine Removal today with a look at one final chlorine removal method: the filter cartridge. Filter cartridges are definitely the least expensive method of chlorine removal Unlike the CX-MCA Aquasorb mentioned last Wednesday, regular carbon filter cartridges cannot […]
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Whole House Water Filter Systems for Chlorine and Chloramines, Part II

Welcome back to our series on home chlorine and chloramine removal.  On Monday we discussed downflow, auto-backwashing carbon filters; today we’ll take a look at upflow, non-backwashing carbon filters. Upflow filters As you might guess from the name, upflow systems basically function as a downflow filter in reverse.  Instead of water flowing down through the […]
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