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What To Do When Your Water Well Begins To Pump Sand Or Grit

What To Do When Your Water Well Begins To Pump Sand Or Grit If your well begins to pump sand, silt or dirt this can be an indication of a serious problem with your well. Sand in well water or sediment in well water require some problem solving. Sand in water can lead to abrasive … Continue reading What To Do When Your Water Well Begins To Pump Sand Or Grit

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Sediments, Stains and Water Sediment Filters 101

When you have a water system that uses well water, it is important to do regular water testing to ensure that the water that the well is supplying into your household is safe. Sometimes, bacteria, stains, and sediments can be found in the water. Often, water sediment filters won’t take care of everything. Unlike city … Continue reading Sediments, Stains and Water Sediment Filters 101

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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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5 Common Mistakes in Selecting Water Treatment Systems

Over the last 30 years, we have worked on the installation of thousands of well water treatment systems. Unfortunately, by the time our customer worked with us, they were installing their 2nd or 3rd system after having problems with the treatment system they had before. We realized after some time that there were 5 common … Continue reading 5 Common Mistakes in Selecting Water Treatment Systems

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Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems

Did you know that rainwater is slightly acidic, and in some cases can be very acidic?  This can cause acidic groundwater and might cause your well water to be corrosive to plumbing, fixtures, and appliances. Common causes for acidic well water are from acid rainfall due to atmospheric carbon dioxide and other airborne pollutants, and in … Continue reading Acid Well Water: The Simple Way to Neutralize Acidic Well Water & End Copper Corrosion Problems

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Birm, Greensand, and MangOX Iron Filters: A Primer

Iron makes up 5% of the Planet's crust and is found in well water throughout the world. Whenever the amount of iron in your well water is higher than 0.3 Milligrams Per Liter (mg/L) the water can have a rusty, red-colored, brownish, or even yellow color, and cause discoloration of fixtures as well as laundry. Metallic tastes will probably be present and the water may smell horrible.

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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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How to Remove Iron, Manganese, and Odor From Well Water

Iron and Manganese The first step to learn how to remove iron, manganese, and odor from well water is to understand a little about where iron comes from and the types of iron found in well water. Iron is one of the earth’s most plentiful resources, making up at least five percent of the earth’s … Continue reading How to Remove Iron, Manganese, and Odor From Well Water

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