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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, fixture, 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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Treating Well Water

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 its drinking … Continue reading Treating Well Water

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7 Warning Signs Your Water Well Is In Trouble

There are some tell-tale signs you can look for that can alert you to well water problems. In many cases the well problem can be the result of a combination of causes. Correcting the problem may require more than one action. Find out the common symptoms, what to look for, and how to correct your well water 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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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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How Can I Find Out What My Well Pump Flow Rate Is?

Well Pump Flow Rate Questions? One question we often get is: “How can I find out what my well pump flow rate is??” Iron filters, acid neutralizers and other well water treatment systems are available in different sizes. When selecting a water treatment system you must know the well pump flow rate in gallons per minute.  … Continue reading How Can I Find Out What My Well Pump Flow Rate Is?

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