There are a large number of well water test kits and water testing labs available for the home water-well owner including some tests you can do yourself, quickly and accurately in the privacy of your own home. If you already understand your water is safe but are attempting to solve a specific well water problem such … Continue reading Well Water Water Testing
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
While relying on a private well can offer some great advantages – namely, the ability to completely control the quality and composition of your water – most well water users can attest that it comes with its own share of disadvantages as well. Perhaps the biggest trouble with well water stems from the variety of … Continue reading Water Tests
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?
If you’ve just drilled a new well or moved onto a property with a new well, you’ve likely noticed mud and sediment in your water. Don’t worry, it’s very common for water from a new well to contain a lot of drilling mud and sediment at first. One reader recently asked which systems would be … Continue reading Well Water Treatment
Have you ever noticed strange metallic smells in your water? Experienced buildup on faucets and fixtures? Gotten sick from your drinking water? We sincerely hope the answer to all three of those questions is “no” – particularly that last one. If not, your water may be contaminated with iron and manganese, or worse, iron or … Continue reading Treating Iron, Manganese, and Coliform Bacteria in Well Water
We recently got a letter from a reader in Alaska wondering how to install a chlorinator for use with a storage tank. This is a common setup because it is easy to install and effective at killing rotten-egg odor and oxidizing iron and manganese in water. A standard installation of a chlorinator and storage tank … Continue reading Using a Chlorinator with a Storage Tank
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. That’s why we wanted to take some … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Filox, MangOX, Pyrolox, Pro-OX, and Greensand Iron Filter Media?
A homeowner on well water recently contacted us. They had purchased a Filox iron filter online, and was told by the supplier that it would remove the iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide odors without the use of chemicals. It worked for one week and then their water turned bad again, full of iron and manganese … Continue reading My Filox Iron Filter Worked for One Week
A homeowner on well water recently contacted us. They had purchased a Filox iron filter online, and was told by the supplier that it would remove the iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide odors without the use of chemicals. It worked for one week and then their water turned bad again, full of iron and manganese … Continue reading My Filox Iron Filter Worked for Only One Week