Harmful Coliform and E-coli Bacteria Treatment and Filtration in Well Water Systems.
There are a several different ways to treat and filter your well water for these harmful bacterium.
WHOLE HOUSE Well Water Treatment Solutions:
Chlorination - This would include a chemical feeder and at least one retention tank to kill coliform and e-coli bacteria.
UV Filtration - Sterilization light to kill harmful bacteria. Keep in mind that many people cannot use this method without first filtering and softening the water due to "Shielding" concerns. Beware of companies who will let you add this UV technology on hard water or on water with iron or any other type of sediment issues such as sand, manganese, clay, dirt, turbidity etc. Feel free to contact one of our expert techs with your test results so we can help you determine if a UV light alone will be a correct application.
OPEN AIR CHLORINATION:
Open Air requires no additional pumps, retention tanks or other products to kill harmful bacterium and can even increase the water pressure for homes with low pressure systems. It is a bit more expensive but is ideal for people with low water pressure or limited space where they can't possibly use retention tanks.
How to Properly Size your home well water treatment system and equipment:
In order to properly size your equipment you will need to determine your flow rate. In order to obtain the proper flow rate, please follow the instructions under item number 7 on this page: www.budgetwater.com/article_faq's.htm
We would also recommend that you have your water tested for iron, hardness, TDS and pH at the very minimum. You will find suggestions on how to have this done under item number 16 on the same page as the flow rate instructions. We even tell you how you can get this testing done for free. If you need to test for e-coli or coliform, the best thing to do is call the local county health department in your area for advice on the best way to get testing. Sometimes they do it for free or at a low cost. Also a lot of local municipal water suppliers that sell city water will test as a community service for people not on the local municipal supply.
Chlorine Injection Method and Sizing:
Chlorine injection means we are injecting chlorine directly into your water line using an inexpensive chemical feeder pump to inject water right into the water line and then into a retention tank(s). You will need a large enough retention tank(s) in order to give the chlorine 20 to 30 minutes contact time with your water. To get the proper amount of contact time you will need a minimum of 20 gallons of storage for every 1 gallon per minute flow rate. The recommended retention tank size in most cases is a 120 gallon Retention Tank ($449). They stand 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide. You will need one tank for every 6 gallons of flow rate as determined by the flow rate check instructions below.
Example: For 6 gallons per minute flow rate you would need a 120 gallon retention tank.
6 GPM x 20 minute contact time = 120 gallon retention tank.
We would recommend that you follow chlorine applications with a backwashing Terminox™ I.S.M. filter to remove the chlorine afterwards. Beware of companies suggesting carbon tanks to remove chlorine as this is outdated technology which requires expensive service calls for carbon replacement. Our "Terminox™ ISM" filters remove iron, sulfur, manganese, dirt, turbidity, smells, tastes and even harsh chemicals such as chlorine. They use no salt or chemicals and are virtually maintenance free. And there is no carbon to replace. Just "Set it and forget it". And they make the water taste so clean and good! You can find them on this page:
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Premium UV Units
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Deluxe models include a new UV intensity monitoring device for added safety.
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