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Well water treatment system
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SH    Posted 01-12-2003 at 07:52:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Okay, I wanna know what kind of systems you all have in your homes to treat your well water. SH

Carmen Cortez    Posted 04-02-2007 at 08:31:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We've been using our well since 1976,household use only.All has been great with no kind of treatment or testing,lately, last year or so the taste has been off.We've been using pitchers with filters,after a bit bottom of container seems to get this green color(algae ??).I have heard of using household clorine in the well perioadicly to keep the water clean.Any help would be appreciated.Would like to get our great drinking water back.

Tom A    Posted 01-13-2003 at 05:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Previous owners installed a fancy water softening and filtering system. After using it for about a year or so, I disconnected the softener because we didn't like it at all.

I do still filter the house water through a 20 micron filter (looks like a sock) just to keep the sand and sediment out of the pipes...with the drought the last 2 years, there's been more sediment coming in with the water. But it doesn't affect the taste or hardness at all. The water going out to the barn avoids the filter altogether, and it is the best for drinking!

Love my well water!
Tom A

williamf    Posted 01-12-2003 at 14:13:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our well water comes out delicious. No taste, no color. Only problem is low pH. We have a stainless pump, so that's OK. To protect any iron parts in the appliances we run the water through a tank of marble sand. (It's sold as "calcite", but it's saw dust from a marble quarry in Georgia.) It goes in at 4.8, comes out at 7.2. We have a coarse filter after the tank to catch any sand that tries to get to the house.

Spence    Posted 01-12-2003 at 13:24:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
My well is drilled to 120ft, 3/4 bedrock. My water is potable and has iron 22ppm with gaseous
sulpher only at lower water tables.

The sulpher becomes an issue if you can't stomach drinking it or stand the smell. But my family does and it's something you get used to, but the visitors have a problem with. I heard it even has some medicinal benefits but I don't remember what it is.

My system has a casing pump w/bladder tank in the basement and that flows into a Galv 40 gal sediment tank. At that point I have a pipe tap to my outside lawn sprinkler. The water then goes thru a wholehouse rainfresh filter, then on to
my water conditioner for iron. At this point, for an added 1500$ I can install another special conditioner for the sulpher, but don't bother. Then the water branches to my hot water tank and my cold water lines.

On the issue of water, because of green house
effect causing more drought, I'm installing a 2000
gal in ground outside rainwater collection tank.
I already have one built in to my old farmhouse basement, but it's not too sanitary with mice and insects falling in, so I don't use it. It's about 500 gals.

Bruce    Posted 01-12-2003 at 12:53:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Know of a bloke once who had a fall out with his neighbour. Deposited a dead sheep just up stream of the neighbours water in take.
Don't know what the out come was. Guess the water would have a 'funny' taste.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 01-12-2003 at 12:25:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
NONE! Comes straight from the well to the house. Been drinking it for 35 years. It's fairly hard water. I saw on the news where that is suppose to help with pain. Don't know about that though. I seem to hurt more these days. It does play heck with glass and auto paint though.

Les...fortunate    Posted 01-12-2003 at 12:05:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
No treatment of any kind necessary here in New Hampshire, home of the best water in the world.
I'm sure my water is hard. I've never had it tested. Don't want to know nor do I care what's in it.

Ray    Posted 01-12-2003 at 11:31:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Shallow well (38 ft of sand) with about 5ppm iron pumped through a 150 micron paper filter to remove the sand and anything else then to a 27k grain standard softener then through a 20 micron wrapped yarn filter before going to the house. Wouldn't use charcoal filters for sulphur, it does a good job at first but has a tendency to release the concentrated contaminates all at once when the filter becomes plugged. I like the idea of an aerator and would like to hear more about it

mike lobdell    Posted 06-22-2007 at 09:11:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I built a aerator system for my house it consist of a holding tank, 2 house hold filters and i'm still getting sulfur smell in my home, also it's killing all my appliances with a black film how do i get rid of this black plaque?

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-12-2003 at 11:23:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We don't do a thing with our well water. Around here all the wells have such hard water, it messes up expensive water softeners in no time, so we've never bothered trying to soften it. I read someplace that hard water's good for you, and I suppose it must be. We've been drinking this water since 1975. We carry water from a neighbor's for our Bunn coffee maker though. Our well water really messes up a coffee pot in a hurry.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-12-2003 at 09:53:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Slight sulphur in our filtration of any kind...don't even notice anymore...

DeadCarp    Posted 01-12-2003 at 09:28:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't need to treat our water but the best i've ever seen was our old teakettle. It sat and steamed away on back of the cookstove, used its water for everything but laundry(copper boiler for that) and dad used a stout stick every year or so to knock out the cupful of clinkers. I think it was mostly lime and iron.

Same thing happens in a modern hot water heater but people aren't so fussy about things they can't see nowdays. If that sounds arbitrary, when's the last time you cleaned behind the fridge? Under the car seats? Beat the rugs? How long since any of us dusted the attic? :)

LH    Posted 01-12-2003 at 08:52:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have hihg mineral content and sulphur in our water, so we have just a standard water softener. The sulphur smell doesnt bother me but the wife wont drink it

Ron/PA    Posted 01-12-2003 at 08:18:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
All of the wells on our farm had sulphur, back then the only treatment was charcoal filters, not much help so I learned to drink it. Our well is not sulphur and I don't treat it at all.
I deliver trailer loads of bottled water for a spring water company, and I've never taken them up on the free cooler and water I'm entitled to. I just keep on drinking what I got.

Mudcat49    Posted 01-12-2003 at 08:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well pump puts it into a arriator to get sulphur out, clorine is injected into water in arriator tank. House pump pumpes water out of arriator tank through carbon filter and water softner and into house. R/O unit is used to filter drinking water.

kraig WY    Posted 01-12-2003 at 07:59:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Coffee pot, Turn it in to coffee, worked for me for 55 Years

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