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New and Improved Iron and Sulfur Filters

A backwashing filter, often called an iron filter or oxidizing filter, is the most widely used system for removing iron and sulfur. Iron filters work by oxidizing the iron and/or sulfur and then filtering it out through the media bed. The best medias at removing these contaminants are medias that are manganese dioxide based or [...]

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What Kind of Whole House RO Do I Need?

Question for the Water Doctor: “I am purchasing a house with well water.  As a city dweller and the owner of some large aquariums I would like to do whole house RO. Could someone please reach out to me about a good whole house system/setup? I found this link via Google:  http://www.uswatersystems.com/systems/reverse-osmosis/us-water-whole-house-reverse-osmosis-system.html” Answer from the [...]

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What type of water treatment do I need for an RV?

John L. asked the following: “We have a RV and we will be living in the full-time and traveling all over the US. Not knowing what kind of water we will be getting into, what would you suggest?” First, I have to say that as you travel from campsite-to-campsite, the water will vary dramatically, usually [...]

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How do you get Arsenic, Iron, Sulfur and Methane out of your water?

I am going to tell you about a  job which may not be the worst water we have ever seen, but it is sure in the TOP 20!   This is about a family in Ohio who had arsenic, sulfur, iron and methane in the water, to go along with some typical hardness.  All of those [...]

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Can I use a water softener to remove iron?

Iron is a common problem with well water applications.  In the past, many of these applications used a water softener exclusively for iron and hardness treatment.  In some cases this works fine but in other cases a water softener is just not adequate.  Also, in applications where a softener is removing both iron and hardness, [...]

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How do you treat acid water?

Water with a pH of 7.0 is considered to be neutral.  If the pH is above 7.0, the water is considered to be alkaline, but if it is below 7.0, then it is acidic.  In general, water with a pH of less than 7 is considered acidic and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal [...]

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You have water treatment equipment but are you maintaining the entire plumbing system properly?

We often talk to customers about their water treatment needs then recommend equipment and a treatment process but the water treatment is only a part of your water distribution system.  There are several components in your plumbing system from the well pump to the faucets.  Water treatment equipment and plumbing system require routine maintenance to [...]

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Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide

If you are a user of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), you already know that it is the best way to oxidize iron and sulfur (hydrogen sulfide).  You have undoubtedly seen the results that it produces by eradication of the iron and sulfur completely.  People are often amazed when water containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide is [...]

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Remove Rust Stains on Irrigation Systems

If you happen to have an irrigation system that uses well water, you probably already know that you have  ugly rusty stains on patios, driveways, walls, landscapes and even the grass and vegetation itself.   Maybe you switched to well water because it was a lot cheaper (I.e., you had no city water bill), but the [...]

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If You Want to Fix Bad Water, You Need to Test it First

Nearly everyone we talk to says that they have bad water.  Many say their water is the worst that we can imagine.  While it seems so to many of them, they really have no point of reference as to how bad their water really is.  They just know that they don’t like it and that [...]

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