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
A good question to ask is how to filter chlorine from water. Chlorination can be a very effective treatment method for bacteria and odors and a good pre-treatment for filtering iron and manganese particles. However, the process can cause users problems in septic tanks, as the chlorine will kill the bacteria in the tank and … Continue reading How to Filter Water After Chlorination
One problem we often hear about is unpleasant odors from some. However, not all of the fixtures in the house when it comes to Toilet Tank Problems. For example, the upstairs bathroom shower has a bad odor, but the downstairs kitchen or bath have no odor. This can be caused by bio-films of iron and/or … Continue reading 13 Water Problems Your Toilet Tank Might Tell You About Your Water
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
Recent studies have looked at the effectiveness of different methods of removing manganese from well water. A thorough study on this topic was done by a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. The project worked to figure out the optimal treatment method as a result of which the largest amount of manganese was removed … Continue reading Can Hydrogen Peroxide Be Used to Remove Manganese and Iron from well water?
Disinfecting your well water is a crucial step in ensuring you have clean drinking water for your household. However, the disinfection process should be highly monitored and designed according to the needs of your system because contaminants can build up in the disinfection process if done irresponsibly. Some parasites have become very resistant to common … Continue reading Disinfect With Caution: Contaminants can Buildup in the Disinfection Process
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The US Environmental Protection agency strongly recommends annual coliform bacteria testing for private water wells, as contamination can occur without any change in taste or odor to the water. It is best to address your bacteria problem as soon as possible in order to keep it under control, and will even save time and money … Continue reading Using Chlorinator Systems To Remove Bacteria
Greetings, readers! Today's blog post marks the last in our series about home water disinfection: on Tuesday we discussed CT values and how to calculate them; yesterday we listed some of the most popular disinfectants; today we want to introduce some of our favorite systems for disinfecting home water supplies. While we previously mentioned ozone … Continue reading “Which System is Right for Me?”: Our Top 3 Recommended Systems for Home Water Disinfection
For a Birm or Pro-OX iron filter to work properly, there must be enough dissolved oxygen present in the water to help assist the filter media to oxidize iron and manganese particles for filtration. A good way to achieve oxidation without having to install an open atmospheric pressure storage tank and additional booster pump is to … Continue reading What is the Difference between Air Charger Iron Filters and Maxi-Vent Air Compressor System Iron Filters?