8-22-2018 Mailbag

August 22, 2018

Question #1: I need a recommendation for a “water softener” that uses neither salt of potassium? I have kidney disease and my doctor says I need one that does not contain either of these. Pelican tells me what they have PSE1800 is the answer. Is this correct? R.W. Answer: The PSE1800 does not soften the water.  Oh, I know they call it a “water softener” but ask them if the…

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Should I get my water tested?

January 13, 2018

No, you should never get your water tested – you might find out that something in there is bad for you or you might learn how to treat it properly and who wants to do that?  What are you – Crazy?  Treating your water should be hit and miss proposition.  What good is it to do it scientifically and get it right?  Just mess around with it… try this… try…

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A Real Case Study: Aquasana Rhino Salt-Free Softener

January 13, 2018

Recently, a prospective customer walked into our US WATER SYSTEMS World Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana and said that they had some horrible water problems that they were not able to solve. They proceeded to explain that about six months earlier they had installed the Aquasana Rhino Well Water System and that it seemed to work well for a few months, but then the water comning out of it was worse…

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Still the Absolute Best Method to Remove Iron and Sulfur

December 20, 2017

For over 20 years, I have been involved in pioneering the technology of using hydrogen peroxide for the eradication of iron and sulfur and for the record, I still believe it is the best technology for doing that.  There are many people who still use chlorination for this purpose.  Chlorination is simply the process of adding chlorine to water. This method is used to kill certain bacteria and other microbes in tap water…

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OXi-Pro-7 Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide

April 29, 2017

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 completely free of the nasty odor after the catalytic process using hydrogen peroxide as a…

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New and Improved Iron and Sulfur Filters

July 21, 2014

This blog was post in July of 2014 and subsequent to that the Katalox Light media has proven to be highly unreliable.  We no longer use it.  If you are looking for the best method to remove Iron, Sulfur, Iron or Sulfur Bacteria and/or Manganese then here is the absolute best method: https://www.uswatersystems.com/fusion-superfilter-oxigen-professional-grade-backwashing-filter-for-iron-sulfur-and-manganese-removal.html A backwashing filter, often called an iron filter or oxidizing filter, is the most widely used system for…

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

January 21, 2014

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 things are problems, but roll them all together and you have a really big problem….

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Can I use a water softener to remove iron?

August 7, 2013

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, the softener resin life is greatly reduced.  Iron will eventually coat and clog the resin…

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

June 12, 2013

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 operate or perform properly. You have done a water test, purchased new equipment and are…

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Removal of Sulfur From the Water

January 29, 2013

QUESTION: We talked some time ago about sulfur removal via your system with US Water.  I have some questions for you.  I do not recall we ever finished these conversations so if this is review, I apologize. When we talked, you indicated that Fusion OxiGen Iron and Sulfur Eradication System was guaranteed to work.  I ordered a sulfur test kit from US Water and it tested to 15 PPM.  Can…

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