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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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How To Fix Well Water That Smells Bad? Simple Actions to Take.

Many homeowners contact us to find out how to fix well water that smells bad. Water containing hydrogen sulfide gas (“H2S”), has a distinctive "rotten egg" odor, which may be especially noticeable when running hot water. Such water can discolor coffee, tea, and other beverages, and affect the taste of water. It can also change the taste of cooked foods. Hydrogen sulfide (“H2S”) gas is a nuisance that is not usually a health risk at concentrations normally found in household water.

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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

The system is doing great now. Thanks for all your 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 to Select a Filter Cartridge for Whole House Sediment Removal

Cartridge filters have the advantage of being low cost, easy to install, use no electricity, and generate no waste water. However, the disadvantages of cartridge filters are that eventually sediment will plug up the pores of the cartridge membrane, cause pressure drop and result in a loss of water pressure in the home or business. … Continue reading How to Select a Filter Cartridge for Whole House Sediment Removal

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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 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

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Using PVC for a UV Sterilizer? Think Again!

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!

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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, … Continue reading Never Fear Manganese with These New Filters from Clean Water Systems

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