The treatment of well water

Does your well water test positive for total coli form or E.coli?

Does it smell like rotten eggs? Does it leave orange or blackish stains?

Is your well affected by surface water or contaminated by septic systems?

Well water often contains a variety of contaminants including bacteria, iron, copper, arsenic, sulfur, as well as man made compounds.

Homeowners looking to improve the quality of their drinking water are using a variety of methods including filtration, reverse osmosis, increased O2 systems and U-V disinfection. However none of these options effectively treat all possible contaminants.

Filtration is one of the most common and easily accessible methods for water treatment. While highly effective at removing contaminants, filtration is ineffective against bacteria. Reverse Osmosis has been widely adopted for water treatment, yet RO is also ineffective against bacteria. And, while expensive ultraviolet light technology is specifically designed to kill bacteria, the water must be free of sediment and a controlled gallon per minute to work effectively, If life were as simple as injecting additional O2(Ozonation) in the water to fix all do you not think that every county in the country would be adding O2 for free and not staying with chlorine?

Ozonation is a very high maintenance system requiring someone to keep the airways open and clean for proper running service.

Chlorine injectors are ideal for home water disinfection. They are typically used to inject small amounts of sodium hypo chloride or calcium hypochlorite to kill bacteria, swimming pool chlorine should not be used since it has stabilizer in it for the pool. This is referred to as chlorination, which is also effective in treating hydrogen sulfite (the gas that causes rotten egg smell)

And oxidizing iron and manganese which cause stains. Chlorination provides residual disinfection, ensuring water does not become re-contaminated while in a holding tank. Since chlorination is very unhealthy to consume it should be used in conjunction with carbon so the chlorination can be properly oxidized. A system like this should be purchased from a reputable and experienced company.

Chlorine is still the best germicide for giving us a healthier and clean water.