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.
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.
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
After installation of water treatment system, our water problem is solved. Allen did a great job helping with our new water problem. We recieved everything just like he said, and my husband was able to connect with a little effort. It’s been about a month & our water is better than ever. Thanks … Continue reading Water problem solved. Our Water is now Better than Ever
Water filtration system: Working as Advertised! “Here are some pictures of the installation. As you can see I used all pex except for the drain which goes to the septic system. And no leaks! I completed the install last night, Monday, and all seems to be working as advertised. My ph already has gone from … Continue reading Water filtration system: Working as Advertised!
Our system supply’s over 2000 gals a day to 83600 chickens in 4 different chicken houses. Thanks for an outstanding product. – Richard Smith Sacramento, KY
Here are some photos of my recent installation of a green sand filter I used to replace an old carbon filter. In the first photo, I have the pressure tank, a whole house filter, the chlorine injector, Stenner Pump, chlorine tank, the greensand filter with the contact tank visible on the left. This picture is … Continue reading Extremely Easy Solo Installation of Greensand iron filter system
Hello again, Clean Well Water Report readers! As you may have read yesterday, we are devoting this week to discussing CT values. Yesterday we explained how CT values are calculated, and why they’re crucial to determine when disinfecting home water supplies. Now that you know how to calculate CT values for various disinfectants, we want … Continue reading Bacteria Killers: A Guide to Popular Water Disinfectants
One reader recently wrote to us wondering why the foul sulfur odor in his water seemed to disappear after shock chlorination, only to reappear about a week later. This a common question with a rather simple answer: Foul odors in water tend to be caused by iron and sulfur bacteria, which expel foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide … Continue reading Removing Hydrogen Sulfide with a Chlorination System
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us, the cold is coming in, your water systems are…frozen?! If you are like some of our readers, you have some water treatment systems that need to be made ready for the winter, and are wondering how exactly you can do so. (Note that … Continue reading How To Winterize Your Water Treatment Systems, Softeners, and Filters