Sunday, December 27, 2015

How to Fix Or Prime an Older #WaterPump When it Stops Pumping Water

By Mark Fernandina

The other day the electricity to our 60 year old house here in Florida went out for the first time in all those years thanks to Mother Nature. In due course our water pump decided to take a break from us as well. So, I decided to share a gem of knowledge with the world on how to fix an older water pump before you pay the plumber.

The problem with our water pump occurred when our electricity was reinstated to the house. The pump was not functioning though electricity had been restored to it. We called our uncle nearby to help restore the pump and thus began a learning process: priming a water pump.

This is what I learned:

First, My uncle could not fix the pump. Instead, we had an old hand down the street come show us how to do it:

There are apparently two ways to prime a pump and several things you should watch for.

First turn off the pump, whether there is a switch or you need to unplug the pump.

1. Unscrew the top bolt on the water tank itself and pour water into the hole until it either reaches the top of the hole or begins to gush back out of the water tank.

If you are not able to successfully unscrew the top bolt of your older water tank due to the age and rusting of the water tank proceed to step 2.

2. Unscrew the Pressure Meter or valve from the water pump machine itself and pour water into the opening until it can be seen at the top of the hole.

Note: Only do step 1 or 2, not both together. There should be only one opening exposed.

3. After performing steps 1 or 2, restart the pump.

Water should gush from the opening that you unscrewed. This is called priming the pump, when you put water back into the pump to get rid of the air in the pump so that the pump can function properly: pumping water and not air.

Should this method not work then you may have an additional problem, one that I encountered.

According to our neighbor when electricity goes out at a house it may disrupt the "air valve" on the water tank.

To check for this, what you need to do is find the air valve. Unscrew the air valve only from the small pipe. Clearly stated: the small pipe needs to remain connected to the water pump itself but not to the air valve.

Next, block the opening of that small pipe by placing your finger over it where the air valve used to be and try priming the pump again with water and turning it on to see if it works.

If the pump does gush water out of the hole from step 1 or 2 this means that your air valve is the problem and it needs to be replaced.
Air valves are not expensive. So, do not fret. They are about 10 to 15 dollars at any local hardware store.

Replace your air valve entirely and voila! prime the pump and you are back in business!

Hope this Helps!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

What Causes Smelly or Yellow #WellWater, and How Can It Be Fixed?

By Marjorie Steele

There are few things more refreshing than a glass of clear, cold, crisp water. But what happens when your tap water begins to smell or taste differently than it used to? If the water begins to carry a green or yellow tint, does that mean it's unsafe? Depending on where a home is located, problems such as a sulfur smell, or "rotten egg smell," and water discoloration can affect the quality of the well water. However, there are usually ways to address the rotten egg smell and discoloration issues, and a professional well drilling company will know best how to use water purification systems, or other methods, to make your water the best that it can be.

What Causes the Rotten Egg Smell in Water?

The primary cause of the rotten egg smell in water is hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide is caused by "anaerobic digestion," the process by which microorganisms break down organic material in the absence of oxygen. This process can occur in the mud and clay of swamps as well as sewers and wells. In addition to being unpleasant to the senses, hydrogen sulfide gas can be both poisonous and flammable in large quantities, though this is rare in domestic situations. Hydrogen sulfide also corrodes pipes, which can cause a myriad of problems in the home.

Hydrogen sulfide dissipates quickly from water. To perform a simple home test, the homeowner can fill a glass with water. If the smell dissipates in roughly ten seconds, hydrogen sulfide is likely the cause of the rotten egg smell. To make certain, the homeowner should have a professional either test the water on-site or take a stabilized sample back to the lab. Once it is determined that hydrogen sulfide is indeed the problem, there are several steps that can be taken to alleviate that nasty sulfur smell from the water.

How Can Smelly Water be Fixed?

First, the homeowner must determine whether the sulfur smell is present when both hot and cold water are running, or only when hot water is running. If the rotten egg smell is detectable only when the water is warm, the problem is likely what is called the "sacrificial anode rod" in your water heater. If this is the case, the sulfur smell is not being caused by anaerobic digestion, but is created when the water reacts with the anode rod.

If the smell is present whenever the water runs, the homeowner may want to have a professional well drilling and installation company install a fiberglass, bladderless water tank with a venting system. These systems are highly effective in removing both the hydrogen sulfide and its attending rotten egg smell from the water. If the water has a high iron concentration, and iron filter may be able to effectively remove the excess iron and smell. Yet another option is a carbon-based filter, which can remove smells from well water. Contact a professional well drilling company to determine which solution will best fit your needs.

What Causes Yellow or Greenish Discoloration in Well Water?

In addition to smelly water, discolored water can also be a problem for homeowners who get their water from underground wells. In general, there are two main causes for cloudy water. The first possibility is that iron is oxidizing in the water. This results when ground from which the well water is drawn contains a relatively high concentration of iron. A second possibility is that the cloudy water contains a high concentration of tannic acid. Tannic acid is particularly common if the well is located near or around a swamp, as tannic acid is caused by decaying vegetation near your water source.

A simple home test can help determine whether the discolored water is a result of iron or tannic acid. First, allow the water to run for about fifteen minutes. Then, fill up a clean, white bucket with tap water. If the water is immediately discolored, tannic acid is likely the culprit. However, the water is initially clear, but increases in discoloration with time, the result is probably iron.

How Can Discolored Water be Fixed?

If the water in the bucket discolors slowly, the homeowner should have the well water tested for high iron. If it turns out to be the case that the iron levels are high, the installation of an iron filter can usually alleviate the problem. If the problem is tannic acid, the solution may not be so easy. There are water conditioners that have tannin beds, but these systems are generally expensive and not extremely effective. In most cases, the best option is to drill a new well in a different aquifer if at all possible. A professional well drilling company will be able to determine what the best option is for each individual home and well.

Steve Buer is the owner of Buer Well Drilling, a well drilling company based in Caledonia, Michigan. A family owned business, Buer Well Drilling specializes in well drilling, well water treatment and many other services. Mr. Buer and his team provide water well service to Ada and its outlying areas. Visit www.buerwelldrilling.com for more information.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

#Chlorine and #Cancer: What Can a Water Filter Do for You?

By Vanessa Lausch

Every day, cases of cancer are rising in astounding and unprecedented numbers.
While medical professionals work tirelessly to find a cure for this most deadly of
diseases, the numbers of terminally ill patients continue to climb. Although the
cure for cancer continues to elude medical professionals, it is completely within our
own power to protect our families and ourselves and to reduce our risks whenever
possible.

In recent years, individuals have begun to seriously examine known carcinogens and
to protect themselves from these cancer-causing agents. Sunscreen has become an
important defense against skin cancer, and its use is on the rise. The number of
smokers attempting to quit rises each day, precisely because of new information
about the carcinogenic nature of cigarettes.

The increase in such protective behaviors clearly indicates an increased interest in
protecting oneself from cancer risks. Still, droves of people continue to use and
drink unfiltered tap water, not knowing about or not believing in the insidious
nature of this substance. Whether we like it or not, the water that emerges from our
taps, however pristine it may appear, is filled with carcinogenic compounds. A
simple water filter can now serve as a valuable safeguard against cancer.

Chlorine and Tap Water:
Untreated tap water is filled with such dangerous contaminants as nitrate, arsenic,
microorganisms, and chemicals from pesticide runoff. Once this water reaches a
municipal treatment plant, many contaminants are removed. However, one of the
most dangerous contaminants is actually added to drinking water as a part of the
treatment process.

Chlorine, added as an inexpensive and effective drinking water disinfectant, is also a
known poison to the body. It is certainly no coincidence that chlorine gas was used
with deadly effectiveness as a weapon in the First World War. This gas was known
to severely burn the lungs and other body tissues when inhaled; it is no less
powerful when ingested by mouth. Each day, as we use unfiltered tap water, we are
effectively pouring bleach into our water before we drink it.

This poisonous chemical, accompanied by its byproducts, is now known to cause at
least three types of cancers, among other serious health problems. The U.S. Council
of Environmental Quality recently released a report stating that the risk of cancer is
93% higher among those drinking chlorinated water than among those not drinking
chlorinated water! In the following paragraphs, you can read about the specific
cancer risks of chlorinated water and learn how to protect your family and yourself
from this insidious poison.

Bladder and Rectal Cancer:
Chlorine has long been known to be a leading cause of bladder and rectal cancer.
Once in water, chlorine interacts with organic compounds to create trihalomethanes
(THMs). These THMs are particularly harmful to the body when ingested. When
taken into the body, THMs encourage the production of free radicals. These free
radicals proceed to destroy or damage vital cells in the body. Because so much of
the water we drink ends up in the bladder and/or rectum, ingestions of THMs in
drinking water is particularly damaging to these organs. THMs cause innumerable
cases of bladder and rectal cancer each year.

Bladder and rectal cancer occur when malignant cells, often created by THMs, infect
the inner tissues of the particular organ. Once they have taken hold in the bladder
or rectum, the malignant cells can isolate themselves in the infected area or they
can spread to infect other areas of the body, potentially causing more deadly forms
of cancer. Each year, 13,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed in women
while 37,000 new cases are diagnosed in men. Of these 50,000 new cases each
year, slightly more than 20% of individuals will die from the disease. For rectal
cancer, more than 40,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and approximately
55% of those individuals diagnosed will die from the disease.

Ironically, one of the best means of protection against these two types of cancer is
drinking plenty of fluids. However, drinking larger amounts of contaminated water
only exacerbates the risk.

Breast Cancer:
Breast cancer is the newest type of cancer to be connected to ingestion of
chlorinated water. Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in the United
States alone, and it kills approximately _ of its victims.

Recent research has linked this deadly cancer to a buildup of chlorine compounds in
the breast tissue. In a shocking study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut,
researchers found that "women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of
organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without
breast cancer." While chlorine can make its way into our bodies in several ways,
there is no means of access more common or more frequent than the ingestion of
common, unfiltered tap water.

A Simple Solution:
One preventive solution to these three deadly cancers could not be simpler. If
chlorinated drinking water is a leading cause of cancer, then the obvious method of
reducing one's risk of cancer is to refrain from drinking chlorinated water. We
cannot choose whether or not to drink water, but we can choose the type of water
we allow into our bodies.

Municipal water treatment plants add chlorine to water to help make it cleaner and
more pure, but once that chlorine has performed its function, there is certainly no
reason for it to continue its deadly presence in drinking water. A simple home
water filter removes chlorine and its byproducts from drinking water, producing
clean, pure drinking water that can also serve as a useful protection against cancer.
Water filters are one of the only methods of water purification capable of removing
chlorine.

So, what can a water filter do for you? The answer is simple but extremely valuable.
A water filter can protect an individual from cancer, one of the deadliest killers of
the 20th century.

Vanessa Lausch serves as a technical writer for the Aquasana Store, http://www.aquasanastore.com/.

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Reverse Osmosis Design - 6 Reverse Osmosis Design Factors For Industrial #ReverseOsmosis Equipment

By Layne Christensen

In a power generation facility or any industrial facility that uses large amounts of steam, uninterrupted steam production is vital to the facility. It follows then that an uninterrupted source of ultrapure boiler feedwater is also vitally important. More and more often this means the design, installation and operation of an Industrial Reverse Osmosis system.

The use of RO in industrial and power generation facilities has become increasingly common over the last 15 -20 years, especially in newly built cogeneration and independent power generation facilities. Reverse Osmosis retrofits to the boiler water pre-treatment systems of older industrial facilities are common as well. This is especially true for base-loaded traditional utility power generation facilities regardless of fuel source.

This article presents 6 RO equipment and operational parameters for your consideration prior to purchasing a Reverse Osmosis system for your Power Generation or Industrial facility.

2 Parameters to Consider Surrounding the Final Use of the RO Treated Water

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter #1: In Power Generation facilities normally the permeate is the desired water stream. System designs with more than one pass may be needed to ensure that the final product is of the specified purity. Other considerations may include RO redundancy to allow some trains to be removed for cleaning or membrane replacement, boiler makeup demand vs. RO flow rate, the need for an RO water storage tank, both upstream for the RO feed and downstream for the permeate.

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter#2: If the reject is the desired product, multi-staging may be necessary. In a power plant, wastewater and in some instances cooling tower blow down will be concentrated using multi-staging RO to reduce the total quantity of water that must be treated to final effluent standards. Click here to view a diagram of a 2 Stage Reverse Osmosis system.

4 RO Feedwater Characteristics and Variability Parameters to Consider The RO feedwater must meet certain criteria. If not, RO membranes will perform poorly; they will foul quickly, require excessive and expensive cleaning, and may become damaged to the point where they must be replaced prematurely. When this happens permeate water quality and output will decline.

In addition, care must be paid to the variability of the plant service water that feeds the RO system. Surface water can vary seasonally, and during spring run-off, turbidity can increase to well over 500 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU). Even well water can vary in dissolved solids content.

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter #3: How variable is the plant service water seasonally in dissolved solids, COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand), color, turbidity, temperature, and suspended solids? Is the treatment equipment upstream of the RO system capable of handling any excursions?

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter #4: For surface water sources, how variable is the plant service water during spring run-off, and during lake turn-over? The turn-over occurs twice annually, when the lake temperature passes through 40 degrees F [4.4 degrees C], the point of maximum water density. During this turbulent time there is a significant increase in suspended solids and turbidity as dirt and silt are stirred up from the bottom.

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter #5: For a newly drilled well, how stable is the water chemistry? While Total Suspended Solids might remain stable, Total Dissolved Solids can vary seasonally and throughout the life of the well.

Reverse Osmosis Equipment Parameter #6: Test the Silt Density Index (SDI) frequently. The Silt Density Index is a measure of the fouling tendency of the feedwater to a RO system. Typically, spiral wound reverse osmosis systems will need an SDI less than 5, and hollow fiber RO systems will need an SDI less than 3. If necessary, have a particle size distribution study done on the suspended/colloidal solids in the plant service water and the RO feedwater.

An in-depth discussion of Reverse Osmosis design considerations for the Power Industry and other Industrial applications including tables and drawings can be downloaded in the free 11 page Layne Christensen white paper titled "Eleven Things to Consider When Purchasing a Reverse Osmosis System for Your Power Generation Facility" (A $97 Value).

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If you would like to experience a narrated slideshow on Industrial Reverse Osmosis Design you can get that slideshow here.

As a leader in the development of Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems, Layne Christensen Company has the technical expertise to design and build reverse osmosis systems for all of your plant water needs. Beyond RO, Layne Christensen's Water Treatment Division Research & Development team focuses on refining and expanding the water treatment methods we currently employ so we can meet the most demanding challenges head-on with innovation.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

#HardWater Deposits and Your Appliances

Many of our most-used appliances rely on water. Coffeemakers, kettles, dishwashers, irons and washing machines all are powered with water from the tap. If your water contains excess amounts of minerals such as magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate, it's known as hard water. While hard water is almost never a threat to your family's health, over time the mineral residues left behind when the water dries can affect the performance and even the lifespan of your water-dependant appliances (it can also ruin the taste of your coffee and make your silverware streaky). There are a number of home remedies for dealing with hard water buildup, or scaling, in your kitchen and laundry room.

Hard Water Buildup in Coffee Makers and Kettles To deal with scaling in your coffee maker or kettle, simply make a solution of half water and half white vinegar. Then pour this mixture through your coffee maker (or boil it in the kettle) to remove the scale. Repeat once or twice if necessary, using a fresh mixture every time. If this fails to solve the problem, you may need to seek out a commercial limescale remover. Check the label to be sure it's safe for use on food appliances first.

You should try to avoid using abrasive materials or cleaners on your glass coffee pot. Abrading the glass weakens it, which can cause the glass to crack the next time it's filled with boiling water.

Dishwashers with Hard Water Buildup

Pour undiluted white vinegar or another acidic cleaner (lemon juice, for example) into your dishwasher's detergent container and run the machine to clear residues that affect the performance of the machine. If hard water spots on your dishes are what's bothering you, there are specially-formulated detergents for hard-water areas available. If buildup on working parts of your machine are extreme, you may need to scrub with very fine steel wool to loosen the deposits on areas you can see, and then follow up with a vinegar rinse.

Hard Water Deposits and Washing Machines

Clothes washed in a machine with serious hard-water buildups are never quite clean. They become stiff and rough and sometimes have whitish marks on them after they've dried. Adding some vinegar in with the detergent can help this, but it leaves an unpleasant smell. Chlorine bleach should work to prevent hard water problems on laundry that can tolerate it. As with dishwashers, several companies now make laundry detergent formulated especially for hard water.

If hard water is affecting the performance of your washing machine generally, you may have mineral deposits clogging up the works. If you're the handy type, you can follow the manufacturer's instructions and clean the inlet screens on the machine's water lines with a toothbrush and a paste made of baking soda and vinegar. After re-attaching the water lines, you can then pour white vinegar (your old friend) into the machine's detergent container and run it once, empty, to clear out any remaining debris.

Worst-Case Scenario for Hard Water: Consider a Water Conditioner Mineral deposits from hard water are easily treatable in many appliances. But for complex major appliances, such as your hot water heater, simply running a cup of vinegar through once in a while isn't feasible-and wouldn't work anyway. If the water in your area is unusually hard, have a professional in to remove scale buildup, and then begin to research water conditioners. These filtration systems pre-treat your water to remove minerals that cause deposits before they come in contact with your appliances. This will extend the lifespans of your appliances, and save you money in the long run.

Kate Whitely is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She recommends Goo Gone Clear Flow for unclogging your iron (www.googone.com).

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Can a #WaterSoftener Preserve Your Appliances?

By Jen Stott

While many natural elements exist in water, it is considered hard when it possesses a high amount of calcium, magnesium and other heavy metals. The level of hardness is measured in grains per gallon (GPG). Soft water has less than one GPG of these minerals, while hard has over 10.5 GPG. Most water supplies in the United States measure high in hardness.

Negative Effects of Scale Deposits

Water is under a significant amount of pressure as it flows through a home's plumbing. As pressure is applied to the supply, minerals separate and are left behind, coating the plumbing lines and inner workings of appliances. The initial signs of scale buildup may be minor - just a small increase in energy usage. However, as scaling escalates, the homeowner might notice the laundry is stiff, soap scum is left behind on sinks and tubs, and white mineral deposits begin showing up on dishware after a wash cycle.

Homeowners might also notice the physical effects on their skin. Their scalp might itch and they may begin noticing dry patches on other parts of their body. Eventually, scale deposits might block pipes, or an appliance may simply cease to function due to a scaling-induced clog or breakage. Installing a softener can eliminate appliance failure and reduce all other negative effects of hard water as well.

Softeners Improve Appliance Efficiency

According to a report from the Water Quality Association, not only does soft water reduce the care and maintenance required to keep appliances in top shape while reducing the occurrence of breakdowns, it also improves the appliance's efficiency and effectiveness. Laundry machines were tested using different amounts of detergent, varying temperatures and fluctuating levels of soft or hard water. The dominant factor that influenced the machine's stain removal effectiveness was the hardness. The softer the water, the cleaner the garments. Lowering the hardness was 100 percent more effective than altering any other factor in the study. In fact, the most difficult stains were removed using the least amount of detergent, the lowest temperature and soft water.

Dishwashers were also tested for effectiveness using soft water and different amounts of detergent. While the level of soiled dishes varied, soft water was 12 times more effective in dish cleaning than an increased volume of detergent. It was also six times better at eliminating spotting and two times better at removing film from dishware.

Buying a Softener

Homeowners can purchase either an ion exchange system or a salt-free system. Ion exchange involves replacing the problematic calcium and magnesium with either potassium, salt or hydrogen. Salt-free systems do not require chemicals. They reduce scaling by changing the structure of the elements using nanotechnology. Homeowners can also select a softener based on size - multi-tank systems are preferable for excessive water consumption.

For more information on how water softeners can help your appliances, contact a local appliance repair professional for expert advice.

Jen Stott is a writer and blogger, and works as the Content Director at Be Locally SEO in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

What's the Best Drinking #WaterTreatment For Home Use?

By R. Lee Cole

Figuring out what's the best drinking water treatment for home use can seem a little difficult. It's not so hard, though, if you know a few things about what impurities you need to filter from your water, and also a little about how various water filters work.

The first step is to "know thine enemy." What exactly is it you have in your water that you need to get rid of? And, if you don't know, how do you find this out?

To begin with you have to take into account where you live, and where you get your water from. If you live in a rural area and get your water out of a well, you might potentially have problems with bacteria and viruses in the well water. Also, agricultural run off might be an issue. That would mean you need to be on the look out for pesticides and nitrites. Of course, not all contaminants come from your vicinity. According to where your underground water comes from, it could have become contaminated from far away. If you're well water is not contaminated by anything other than nuisance contaminants (rust) and living contaminants, then something like an ultraviolet filter combined with a sediment filter might be your best bet.

If you get your water from a water treatment facility, then your problems are probably with things like lead, asbestos, various volatile organic chemicals, microorganisms, viruses, and a host of synthetic drugs that have made their way into the water system. Here you'll need something perhaps a little more sophisticated than an ultraviolet filter. UV, after all, can only kill living organisms, it does nothing for pollutants like lead.

Some popular filtration and purification systems are distillers, reverse osmosis filters, and carbon and ceramic filters. You can't really say which of these are the best for drinking water treatment. They're different.

For instance, distillers are more costly, and since they're more complex, there's more of a potential to break down. Reverse osmosis filters are very wasteful. It can require from 3 to 10 gallons of water to create one gallon of pure water. (Just think what your water bill is going to look like!)

Both distillers and reverse osmosis systems demineralize water. That is they take out naturally occurring, healthy trace minerals like potassium that we need for optimum health. Distilled water can also actively leach potentially toxic chemicals out of whatever it's being stored in, especially if it's stored in some plastics.

Carbon and ceramic filters tend to work well for drinking water treatment as long as you change their filters every six months or so. They are cost effective, and can purify your water without stripping it of those all important trace minerals.

Having said all of this, your first step needs to be contact your local water treatment facility and get a copy of their latest water test results. If you're on well water, then you'll have to get it tested yourself. Armed with that knowledge, you can begin to find the right drinking water treatment system for your needs and your budget.

To learn more about home water purifiers, visit my website!

R. Lee Cole is an avid health and exercise enthusiast who loves to make his research available to everyone via the Internet. Check out Lee's website for more information about this important topic.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

How Should You Compare #WaterTreatment Systems?

by V.K. Rajagopalan

Are you someone who is growing increasingly more concerned about the water that is coming into your home? There are lots of different things that might be getting into your home and then into your body through your tap water and you have a right to be concerned. With all the talk about things like herbicides and pesticides getting into our homes, and of chlorine treatments that simply do not do the job, you may very quickly start turning your eyes towards looking at good water treatment systems. When you are looking for a system like this, remember that your goal is going to be to find a system that is perfect for you!

In the first place, it is important to consider what your needs are when it comes to water treatment systems. There will be a big difference in what you need when you are thinking about what your prospects are going to when you are looking at using well water than it will if your water comes from a municipal treatment plant. This is something that a lot of people don't know, and you will find that the more specific that your system is, the better it can be for you. What are your needs and what are you looking for? Are you worried about heavy metals or are you just looking for a way to make your water taste better?

With this in mind, also remember that you should judge the producer of your water treatment system based on their experience and their standards. Figure out how long they have been around and what they have done. How well regarded are they when it comes to things like customer satisfaction and product excellence. You should look for a manufacturer whose technology does far more than simply meet the basic government standards. Look for a company who has a philosophy that is devoted towards keeping your water as clean and as pure as possible. This can tell you how they feel about keeping you and your family safe. In other words, is the company known to be committed to the customer on a long term basis instead of forgetting about you the instant they sell the product?

There are plenty of different ways for you to choose the right water treatment systems for you, but don't forget to think about convenience as well. This is something that means a great deal, especially if you are really going to make a long term use of it. Ideally, consider what an under sink unit can do for you, because there is a great deal that will be offered in terms of convenience and space!

Consider what you need when you are looking to compare water treatment systems. Are you inclined to install a whole house water filtration system? How are you planning to get clean water from the showers? Do you have plans of installing a shower filter? Can the company supply the differnt models for your various requirements? These are something that deserves your attention, so consider carefully!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

How To Drill #WellWater

by Musarrat Kassim

Drilling for water can not only assist you to reduce your monthly water bill by huge sums of money, it could also help reduce your footprint on the environment. There are enormous water deposits beneath the ground that anybody can tap into if they're willing to take the time to learn to drill for water properly. Drilling for water isn't so simple as putting a gap in the ground and hoisting the water up by hand anymore. There are more refined pumps and gadgets now that can help ease the process of fetching water from the ground. Many people have already jumped on the bandwagon of getting clean water from under the ground. Are you the next to attempt it?

Preparation

Before you can drill a gap in your yard to drill for water, you're going to want to get permission. Many neighborhood associations and county rules stop people from drilling with no permit. Apply to the county to get drilling permission and rent an expert drilling team. Most county regulations state that you just need skilled assistance when drilling a water well as it's unsafe for most individuals to try it themselves. Additionally, you'll have to pay a premium to the county every month for avoiding their water facilities. After you have all the legal mumbo jumbo sorted out, you can start drilling your well.

Electrical Submersible Pump

The most typical method to get water to the surface from your newly dug water well is through an electrical submersible pump. Electrical submersible pumps, abbreviated ESP from herein, work very similarly to other pumps. The entire electrics and motors are housed within a watertight container that sits below the surface of the water. The submerged part of the motor has an intake sector that takes in water and pushes it to the surface by way of a motor. ESPs are more environment friendly than other types of motors and pumps because they use physics to their advantage. Instead of pulling the water into the pump and pulling it to the floor, ESPs enable the water to circulate into the pump and then, push it to the surface. They use much less power and run quieter than traditional jet pumps.

Purification

The primary downside with water gotten from underground as opposed to above ground water is that there are usually more minerals and impurities in it. More minerals could sound like a great thing to get in your water, but there are usually dangerous minerals like lead within the water that should be removed before you'll be able to drink it safely. Purification softens the water and reduces the components per million of each of the harmful chemicals. Most professionally drilled water wells include some sort of purification system. Firms enable you the option to put in your own purification system on the backend, but they don't suggest it. Purification happens as the water is pulled to the surface and long before it ever makes it close to your own home or mouth.

Remember.

To always make sure that there's sufficient water beneath your ground before you dig a well. Some areas are richer in water deposits than others and it could cost a lot of money to drill a hole if there's nothing there. Your county officers may not do the check for you, so it's up to you to hire a professional to test that there are ample deposits behind your house for a well to be drilled.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Advantages of Having #WaterWell at Home

By Erika Ayala

Are you planning to install water well at home? The water services provided by the municipality maybe good but how can you be sure that there will be times when public pipes need repair and the water supply need to be cut? A number of homeowners drill water well for their home use because they want to be assured that they have access to water whatever happens to public water services. Some municipalities don't provide good services and so the water supply is affected. You don't have to worry if they need to change or repair pipes when you have your own source of water.

Low cost is another advantage of having well water at home. Sure, paying for plumbing contractor can be expensive. Aside from that, you will also pay for a pump and a filtration system if you are planning to use the water for drinking. Every now and then, you also need to pay for maintenance of the water well. Aside from these expenses, you will not pay for anything else. Water is free. You can use as much water as you want and will not high water bills after the end of the month.

All you need to do to ensure that you will have clean and steady supply of water is a good contractor to drill the well. You also need to know if the water under the bedrock is not contaminated. A good contractor will be able to do that and will be able to tell you if investing in water well will be good for you or not.

Learn more advantages and disadvantages of having water well by visiting Submersible Well Pump [http://submersiblewell.com/submersible-well-pump.html].

Erika Ayala has been writing articles and blogging for more than a year now. Among a number of sites, she is writing for Ladies Golf Club Sets [http://www.ladiesgolfclubsets.info].

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

What are #Water Savers and How to #SaveWater using Water Savers

by Walijne Bellen

Water Savers are devices which are used to save water in Industry or household to cut down water utility bill and conserve water to be environment friendly. Water Saver devices include filters, devices to fill less water into the cistern tank and devices to help in conservation of rain water.

How to Save Water Using Water Savers

Toilet Cistern Tank - You may save Water by using a Device to fill less water in a toilet cistern tank so that less water will be used to flush the toilet.

Check Leakage of Cistern: You may check the leakage of cistern by adding some color in the cistern tank, if the toilet becomes colored within half an hour it means your cistern is leaking. Get it replaced or repaired as the replacement parts are very cheap.

Rain Water Harvesting - Conserve rain water in a storage tank which can be used later to water your plants when it is not raining and for other household purposes like cleaning dishes etc.

Insulate your Water Pipes – There are several types of insulators available which will prevent the heat loss in your hot pipes. So you will get hot water faster and you will not waste it for being less hot.

Water filters – Installing Filters is another method of saving equipments as you will develop a habit of using filtered water which will be stored in a small water tank restricting you to use less water.

Drinking Water: Store drinking water in a refrigerator rather than using tap every time which may result in wastage. Instant Water Heater – An instant water heater installed in your kitchen or bathroom will be a water saver for you. By installing it you will not need to drain out cold water out of the pipe every time you need hot water. It will instantly heat up only the required quantity of water for you.

Repairing Leakages - Repair the leakages of pipes with several water savers seals available in the market and repair dripping taps by replacing washers.

Earth is made up of 75% water but only 3% water is consumableArticle Submission, thus saving water becomes necessary for the welfare of our future generations. The water savers devices and tips mentioned above will go a long way in helping conserve our natural resource.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nikken #WaterFilter Review: PiMag Aqua Pour

by Jim C Green

In this commentary we take a look at the Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour Water Filter, and compare it with other like commercially available countertop water filtration systems. Nikken is a Japanese network marketing, or MLM, corporation founded in 1975. One of their very different product line features is the Nikken magnets. These magnets are used in the water filtration process, as well as the many other wellness product lines manufatured by Nikken. We were interested in both the technology as well as how a network marketing product fared against others in the marketplace.

We found the Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour Gravity Water System available on Amazon.com in both new and used condition. The Nikken website lists this item at $299.00 and includes a short video overview as well as information about dangers present in both tap water and bottled water. We certainly have the same opinion on these points.

Other related Nikken water filter products include the Deluxe Countertop Water System, the Deluxe Under Counter System, Optimizer II, and Ultra Shower System. The company video claims that its magnetic technology doesn't remove beneficial components during the filtration process as does reverse osmosis technology and other purification techniques.

Although having no personal experience with the Nikken water filters, rather we sought to see how they were rated by people that have actually used them. To accomplish this, we analyzed customer ratings existing on Amazon.com and other Internet sources.

In addition to the PiMag Aqua Pour, we reviewed consumer ratings and comments of two competitive products, albeit using distinct technology. Beginning with the Nikken water filter product:

Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour Rating - 3.5 Star Rating - The reviews of this product were mixed.. One comment that is of concern is that the company will reportedly not make public independent lab test results (the Nikken website does include a statement that the PiMag water system "meets or exceeds the standards specified in ANSI/NSF 42 and 53").

New Berkley Water Filter System

Big Berkey Water Filter System - 4 Star Rating - All reviews are highly favorable. One comment included a reference to independent testing: The Black Berkey filter formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed EPA and ANSI/NSF (Std. 53) protocol, and included a link to see test results from the University of Arizona, Spectrum Labs and the LSU Department of Toxicology and Environmental Science.

Multipure Countertop Water Filter

Multipure CBVOCSC Countertop Water Filter - 4.5 Star Rating - All reviews highly laudatory - Only concern mentioned was: "I wish the flexible pipe was a little longer, so I could position the filter further away from the sink." According to product description: "Complete lab tests and California certifications are available at the company's web site."

Finally, the Nikken PiMag Aqua Pour Water Filter and other Nikken magnetic-based technologies seem to be very popular. If the company would publish independent test results we could recommend this product without reservation. Competitive produt evaluations are slightly better, although a small number of reviews is available.

Jim Green reviews and analyzes MLM company products and opportunities and assists his clients with online MLM lead generation.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Clean Water Tips and Your #WaterFiltration System

By Alfred Ardis

Everyone drinks it, whether it's good or bad. In fact, without it you will be dead in a few days. So what is so important with it being clean? Knowing what is good can help you stay healthy.

Natural Minerals

How many chemicals are you actually drinking? Check your local distribution office and ask for their quality report. All public works have these reports that give information about how much Arsenic, Barium, Chromium, Selenium, etc. are in your glass. If you look at your daily multivitamin, many of these same minerals are found. However, they still should be avoided as they pose health risks to those who ingest too much of them.

Added Chemicals

We drink many chemicals everyday because they are added to what we drink. This does not mean the chemicals are safe to drink but that after treatment it is much safer when treated than untreated. For example, Chlorine kills Salmonella and E. coli, and it also can kill many viruses. Taking a drink that has Salmonella or E. coli. present is just as dangerous as eating uncooked meat. Your water filtration system rids it of Chlorine after it has killed the bacteria, ensuring it is safe.

BPA

Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical that poses health risks to infants and children. Being used heavily in many bottles until a few years ago, check that your favorite bottle doesn't contain it. If in doubt, throw it out. Many companies manufactured with this chemical and have since created non-BPA versions of their product. Look for the BPA free sticker when buying. Check with your filter manufacturer to see if it filters BPA.

At Home

American plumbing actually contributes to impurities with the products it uses to plumb modern houses. Many contain iron, copper, silicon and other non-organic matter that is harmful when ingested. Often the glue or solder used when putting pipes together is known to cause adverse effects. Be aware of by getting an analysis done today!

Get a Quality Assessment

Be sure that you are drinking clean liquids before buying a water filtration system by getting an analysis done. Check your local listing under water quality. Many companies will come to your house and do an analysis and tell you what exactly you are drinking. Once you have this information you will be able to pick the correct product for your needs.

Safety

By far, the safest is distilled. Distilled water goes through a process known as distillation that can be compared to a distiller used for making alcohol. It is placed in the distiller and them boiled, the condensation then goes through the top, leaving harmful chemicals behind and coming out clean. Most of us don't have a distiller or want to buy distilled water so filtering with your water filtration system is the next safest thing.

Overall, what your drink is very important. Be sure you know what is in it and take steps to ingest the best.

When looking for a water filtration system, residents turn to the McCrary Supply Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.mccrarysupply.com/our-products/water-filters/.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

#WellWater Filtration Systems -- What You Need To Know About Them

by Ashoka Taavi

Having your own independent source of water is an advantage that many people enjoy these days. If you are one of them, you may be aware of the risks that arise from the use of well water if it's not treated correctly. While municipal tap water, in most regions, covers all the requirements for safety and taste that local and world water organizations standardize, it's a different situation when it comes to well water. With the proper use of well water filtration systems you can aim to bring your water to a higher level of quality. Another benefit is that you have the freedom to customize what affects its taste and smell.

If someone tells you that you can consume your well water without chlorine treatment for an extended period of time, don't believe them. There is not such thing as decent, safe well water filtration not utilizing chlorine. Some of the best systems go to such extent as to use tri-chlorine for optimal treatment. The good news is that chlorine is removed before the water reaches your faucets, with the use of additional layers of filtration.

A very contradictory opinion exists about reverse osmosis water filters. The arguments come from the fact that this method removes all minerals from water. It has been recently discovered that some of those minerals are essential for our well being. The defenders of the method claim that public water supplies contain only bad minerals that can lead to health problems. Yet world water organizations say that there are many benefits for our organism which minerals provide, sustaining the balance of vital functions in our bodies.

Before you get confused, it is important to note that the first and fore-most thing you can do to clear up the picture is to have your well water thoroughly analyzed by a trusted local authority or laboratory. By interpreting the data and consulting specialists you will become aware of what contaminants and level of pollution your well and the water inside it have, in order to take measures.

While reverse osmosis can be used at some exit points in your house, it is not a suggested system to use for the water purification on its path from your well to the house. A great many modern methods exist that effectively remove chlorine and organic substances from water while restructuring the water on atom level to give it much higher hydration and antioxidant effects. It's good to note that these effects are short-lasting as the body is able to recover its natural pH balance, but there are still some benefits from a long-term usage.

By employing ion-resins and magnetic surfaces, and with the combination of secondary filtering units acting as pre- and post-filters, a complete purification can be achieved. At the same time the waste of water, slow speed and demineralization that accompany reverse osmosis or distillation methods are avoided.

If there is a risk for contamination to your water well or you're not so sure about the purity of water in it, you simply can't afford to save on expenses. After all you want to guarantee the long-term health of yourself and your family, right? Utilizing the correct well water filtration system is just a matter of careful research and consideration. Once made, this decision would improve the quality of your life and let you enjoy cool fresh water for years to come.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Avoid Consuming Coliform Bacteria In #WellWater

By Wangeci Kinyanjui

For a long time now, wells have been used to provide water to people who may have no access to piped water. Most of these people usually live in arid or semi-arid areas where availability of water is most of the time believed to be scarce. Many people expect these water sources to provide clean and safe water ready for consumption. It is however an unfortunate case, because most of the time, there are coliform bacteria in well water.

Coliform bacteria are a group of microorganisms that are found in the environment, in the intestines of humans and animals and even in the feces of warm-blooded organisms. They are believed to be harmless to the human body but their existence in the well water signals that the water may contain other harmful bacteria such as pathogens that may infect us with dangerous infections. This assumption came to be as it is believed that coliform bacteria would be found in water only when the water has recently been contaminated with feces. Most of the time, these pathogens are not easily detected in this water and the only indication showing us that they are present is by seeing the coliform bacteria in this water.

The coliform bacteria comprise of the Total bacteria, E. coli bacteria and the fecal bacteria.

The Total bacteria are mainly found in the soil. Whenever this type of bacteria is the only type of coliform bacteria in well water, then the source of contamination can be said to be from the environment for example from nearby vegetation. Therefore, this means if there were pathogens present in the water, they would probably be coming from the same environmental area.

The E.coli bacteria are mostly found in the intestines and in feces. It is termed as harmless to humans but research has it that, at times the bacteria may carry a dangerous strain referred to as the E. coli 0157:H7 strain with it. The strain is responsible for diarrhea outbreaks and if these cases are not treated within a specified period, blood droplets may start to accompany the diarrhea.

The fecal bacteria just like the E. coli bacteria are largely situated in the intestines and feces of warm-blooded organisms. The presence of these coliform bacteria in well water is a sure sign that the water has been contaminated with feces and consuming it before treatment may cause you to have a difficult time discharging waste. The bacteria brings with it pathogens that sack most of the fluid from the human waste and therefore the stool gets to be denied the ability to flow smoothly out of the body.A condition known as constipation.

The existence of coliform bacteria in well water could be caused by the presence of a septic tank nearby. Septic tanks are used to hold human waste and later direct it towards designated locations so that it could be dumped. It sometimes happens that the pipes used to transport this waste pass through these water wells. This allows contamination of the water by this waste to take place and coliform bacteria to be placed on the water. To avoid this occurrence from ever taking place, ensure that site surveyors authorize all your construction plans before constructing the well in a given area.

Once you notice or suspect that coliform bacteria could be present in the water from your well, then make it a habit to always boil this water or disinfect it to destroy any type of bacteria that could be existing in that water and avoid any chance of being infected. As this takes place, get a properly trained cleaner to clean out your well thoroughly so that it can remain free from coliform bacteria.

Wangeci Kinyanjui is an expert on research and reporting on Health Matters for years.To get more information on coliform bacteria in well water visit her site at COLIFORM BACTERIA IN WELL WATER.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

What are #Water Savers and How to Save Water using Water Savers

Water Savers are devices which are used to save water in Industry or household to cut down water utility bill and conserve water to be environment friendly. Water Saver devices include filters, devices to fill less water into the cistern tank and devices to help in conservation of rain water.
How to Save Water Using Water Savers
Toilet Cistern Tank - You may save Water by using a Device to fill less water in a toilet cistern tank so that less water will be used to flush the toilet.
Check Leakage of Cistern: You may check the leakage of cistern by adding some color in the cistern tank, if the toilet becomes colored within half an hour it means your cistern is leaking. Get it replaced or repaired as the replacement parts are very cheap.
Rain Water Harvesting - Conserve rain water in a storage tank which can be used later to water your plants when it is not raining and for other household purposes like cleaning dishes etc.
Insulate your Water Pipes – There are several types of insulators available which will prevent the heat loss in your hot pipes. So you will get hot water faster and you will not waste it for being less hot.
Water filters – Installing Filters is another method of saving equipments as you will develop a habit of using filtered water which will be stored in a small water tank restricting you to use less water.
Drinking Water: Store drinking water in a refrigerator rather than using tap every time which may result in wastage. Instant Water Heater – An instant water heater installed in your kitchen or bathroom will be a water saver for you. By installing it you will not need to drain out cold water out of the pipe every time you need hot water. It will instantly heat up only the required quantity of water for you.
Repairing Leakages - Repair the leakages of pipes with several water savers seals available in the market and repair dripping taps by replacing washers.
Earth is made up of 75% water but only 3% water is consumableComputer Technology Articles, thus saving water becomes necessary for the welfare of our future generations. The water savers devices and tips mentioned above will go a long way in helping conserve our natural resource.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Walijne Bellen is a professional writer. With vast experience and study in several domains she provides expert tips and helpful advice to buy useful things to her readers. For more details please visit Water Saver.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Why Is #Filtered Tap #Water The Only Water We Should Drink?

After considering the following information you may come to the conclusion that drinking filtered tap water is more of a necessity rather than an option. Lets see.
We have lived in an industrial age for centuries now and we should have learned the lesson that continued contamination of our water is foolhardy. We still have countless mills and factories throughout the world discharging pollutants from the manufacture of steel, pulp and defense industry products. Just to name a few.

When we learn that these pollutants can be substances like cyanide in residual form, we may wonder why with all the advances of our time, people can still be exposed to such things through their water supply.

Many of these industries are seemingly irreversibly linked to our water system. In what way? Chemical plants need to discharge any wastes produced from after any of the processes using water have been completed. Where does it go? At some point it will have to be re-introduced to the local water supply. Despite stringent regulations and thorough processing residues of the chemicals produced are often found in the water when tested.

What is said above is reason enough to only drink filtered tap water, but what follows most definitely should move us to at least consider it. Insecticides and pesticides are used in agriculture as well as in forestry. These chemicals are often applied using aerial spraying, herbicides can be used in the same way. Listed amongst the health risks attached to these substances are skin damage, reproductive and circulatory system problems. Run off from these chemicals used on crops such as soybeans and other vegetables end up in the water supply.

One of the best ways to have filtered tap water is by installing a home filtration system. Then no matter what is happening to the water supply, locally or nationally, within reason we can be sure that our water is contaminant free. Any system that filters out chlorine, lead, cysts (chlorine resistant parasites) and other contaminants such as mentioned aboveComputer Technology Articles, but preserves the natural trace minerals has advantages that are worth giving more consideration. Nowhere on earth do we find water that is de-mineralised naturally. We should realize from this that we were not meant to have our water so excessively purified. In nature all fresh water contains traces of natural minerals like calcium. The body was designed to run on these nutrients which should be provided naturally wherever possible.

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William would like to invite you to find out how you can make sure you receive only healthy and tasty drinking water from your taps.  Also to learn more about water contamination and how effective water filtration is in combating it.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

How #SoftWater Helps #WellWater

By Albert Westbrook

Since well water comes straight from the source (ahem, the ground) versus through a municipal system to your home, it can often be hard, rife with minerals. Overtime, these minerals can cause trouble in a various ways throughout your home.

Why Ground Water is Considered "Hard Water"

With well water comes minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are fine to consume as drinking water. However, sometimes these minerals become problematic for your plumbing as well as your appliances, faucets and fixtures, and even your clothes and dishware. Hard water can leave behind lime scale build-up over time, which can cause damage to your hot water tanks and make soaps less effective. Hard water can also leave behind stains on pots, pains and glassware and is more apt to fading clothing in the washing machine, thus shortening their lifespan and ultimately costing you more money to replace.

How to Tell if Your Well Could Benefit from a Water Softener

Oftentimes filters can serve to cut most of the sediment and turbidity from entering the well water for your home. However, to remove minerals, a water softener may be your best bet. You can buy a test kit from a company that sells softeners, have it tested by a well service company in your area or request a well water analysis through your local government's public health services department. Water that measures over 7 grains per gallon is considered to be "hard."

What Does a Water Softener Do?

If that's the case with your well water, a water softener is the perfect option. An ion-exchange softening system is a very popular option. This system uses resin beads coated in sodium that attract and remove the ions of the minerals that harden the water. As the softener removes the hard minerals, it leaves behind ion-free "soft" water that makes nearly everything in your home - from your pipes and plumbing to your home appliances and even your soaps and cleansers - work more efficiently. You'll find that soft water helps soap and cleaners work more efficiently in the dishwasher, washing machine, while cleaning and even on your skin and hair when it comes to body wash as well as shampoo and conditioners properly lathering. Because soft water is free of many minerals, it does not leave behind residues or stains and tends to leave clothing softer and brighter than with hard water, too.

Benefits of Soft Water for Wells

In addition to making your well water serve your plumbing and home more effectively, soft water generally feels better, too. Soft water users love the silky smooth feeling that soft water leaves behind on their skin, which is just another added bonus that you might not have expected from your (now soft) well water.

If you think hard water from your well is causing problems in your home or if you simply prefer softer water for bathing and drinking, call a professional well service to discuss your options.

Albert Westbook is a writer interested in all types of consumer related topics. He recommends Mike Zimmerman Well Service if you are looking for a professional well expert in Utah and southwestern Wyoming.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Deep #WellWater

By Jam Leynes

A deep well is a simple device that uses the vacuum pump principle in order to extract water from the ground. One of our great innovations that helped us survived. A manual water pump converts human energy into mechanical energy in order to pump out liquid through a series of poles or tubes inserted in the ground tapping to the water reservoir underneath. A hand pump is widely used in every country mostly for irrigation.

A deep well sometimes called a hand pump is pretty popular in the Philippines especially in the rural areas. It is used to pump out water below 15 meters from the ground. There are far places where the only means of getting water is by using deep wells. Water generated from the deep well is not yet safe to drink. People use different types of filtration. Some use make shift filters from stone, sand, coal and some uses advance water filter with different stages. This helps filter the water from debris, mud, and rust. Boiling the water is the most effective way on killing the bacteria, and makes the water safe to drink.

The water coming from the deep well pump is used for cooking, drinking, washing clothes, washing the dishes, house cleaning, taking a bath. Rice farms that are far from the river and is hard to irrigate uses deep well and water pump. Some uses vacuum pump filter with compressed air filter incorporated on it. There are groups of people who check and maintain this deep well pump and they are supported by different non profit and non governmental group organization.

Jam Leynes invites you to learn more about compressed air filter from Fluitek a world leader in providing high quality filter.

For 25 years, Fluitek has helped customers with their every filtration need. From occasional small-item shopper to supplying large factory floors, we've covered most ground over the years to learn exactly what our customers need.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

#WellWaterTreatment System for Safe and Pure #DrinkingWater

by Mike Lestese

Commonly well water contains high amounts of dissolved minerals and therefore must be treated to make it suitable for drinking. In the event that well water is the sole method of obtaining water then the only way to determine what method of well water purification should be used is by resorting to well water testing. To begin this one has to approach an independent tester or the health department and provide the small sample of the well water gathered to execute the necessary examination.

Dependant upon the test conducted, a prognosis document is presented specifying the contaminants present within the water. System of treatment that can be adopted is determined in agreement with this report. The primary contaminants affecting the cleanliness and quality of water are the disease carrying organisms which include the bacteria and parasites. Even brushing your teeth with bacteria tainted water could affect the digestive system. Along with these, a number of supplementary contaminants similar to discoloration or odor may also be present that may not prove risky to consume but may be an inconvenience. Material or chemical contaminants, if any are present inside the well water, has to also be dealt with.

The water coming from wells is all too often "hard", in which case a softening system should also be used. Water softening systems are less costly and can be employed to reduce the levels of dissolved minerals making it healthy for drinking and cooking purposes. If, in case the well water is infected by biological contaminants, the water is normally subjected to UV light rays to get rid of the dangerous pathogens. Ultra filtration system is followed when the well water is infected by dangerous chemical contaminants. Reverse osmosis means of filtration is usually adopted when the quality of the water is very bad as it may easily affect those with fragile immune system.

Chlorination, ozone mitigation, micro filtration and acid neutralization may also prove helpful to totally eliminate harmful bacteria and other parasites making the well water entirely safe and healthy for consumption. Well water treatment method purifies the water so that it can be put to use for all necessary purposes. This treatment process is totally guaranteed to eliminate 99% of the contaminants found in it.

Well water treatment is an obvious requirement to create water safe for drinking and other purposes by extracting all sorts of contaminants and sediments. For safe, healthy drinking water for you and your family it is best to put into service an ideal purification system which eliminates all the potentially dangerous toxins and contaminants out of your well water.

Irrespective of the treatment system you adopt and no matter the method that you approach assessing your sample of well water, maintain your system per the maker's recommendations and thoroughly test your system of purification one or more times per year to be assured that the system installed best ensures safe drinking water.

Install a well water treatment system that's designed not only to find a solution to water borne issues in the present but also the potential dangers that might be experienced later in life.

Alan Beracierto is the owner of and manages Central Florida Water Treatment, Inc., a company that specializes in the treatment of well water in Leesburg. This company offers service to residential and commercial customers throughout Orlando and Lake County Florida.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

#WellWater Treatment System for Safe and Pure Drinking Water

by Mike Lestese

Commonly well water contains high amounts of dissolved minerals and therefore must be treated to make it suitable for drinking. In the event that well water is the sole method of obtaining water then the only way to determine what method of well water purification should be used is by resorting to well water testing. To begin this one has to approach an independent tester or the health department and provide the small sample of the well water gathered to execute the necessary examination.

Dependant upon the test conducted, a prognosis document is presented specifying the contaminants present within the water. System of treatment that can be adopted is determined in agreement with this report. The primary contaminants affecting the cleanliness and quality of water are the disease carrying organisms which include the bacteria and parasites. Even brushing your teeth with bacteria tainted water could affect the digestive system. Along with these, a number of supplementary contaminants similar to discoloration or odor may also be present that may not prove risky to consume but may be an inconvenience. Material or chemical contaminants, if any are present inside the well water, has to also be dealt with.

The water coming from wells is all too often "hard", in which case a softening system should also be used. Water softening systems are less costly and can be employed to reduce the levels of dissolved minerals making it healthy for drinking and cooking purposes. If, in case the well water is infected by biological contaminants, the water is normally subjected to UV light rays to get rid of the dangerous pathogens. Ultra filtration system is followed when the well water is infected by dangerous chemical contaminants. Reverse osmosis means of filtration is usually adopted when the quality of the water is very bad as it may easily affect those with fragile immune system.

Chlorination, ozone mitigation, micro filtration and acid neutralization may also prove helpful to totally eliminate harmful bacteria and other parasites making the well water entirely safe and healthy for consumption. Well water treatment method purifies the water so that it can be put to use for all necessary purposes. This treatment process is totally guaranteed to eliminate 99% of the contaminants found in it.

Well water treatment is an obvious requirement to create water safe for drinking and other purposes by extracting all sorts of contaminants and sediments. For safe, healthy drinking water for you and your family it is best to put into service an ideal purification system which eliminates all the potentially dangerous toxins and contaminants out of your well water.

Irrespective of the treatment system you adopt and no matter the method that you approach assessing your sample of well water, maintain your system per the maker's recommendations and thoroughly test your system of purification one or more times per year to be assured that the system installed best ensures safe drinking water.

Install a well water treatment system that's designed not only to find a solution to water borne issues in the present but also the potential dangers that might be experienced later in life.

Alan Beracierto is the owner of and manages Central Florida Water Treatment, Inc., a company that specializes in the treatment of well water in Leesburg. This company offers service to residential and commercial customers throughout Orlando and Lake County Florida.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Residential #WaterTreatments - Well Water Frequently Asked Questions

By Humera K

In the year 1999 - 2000, drinking contaminated water from the private well caused 26% drinking water epidemic and made people sick in the U.S alone. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules that protect public drinking water systems do not apply to privately owned wells. Most states have rules for private wells, but these rules may not completely protect your private well.

As a private well owner, you have to make sure that well water is safe enough for drinking. The local health authorities in your area or environmental department can help out advice you.

Check Your Well Water System

Make sure to check well every spring to monitor any mechanical problems; test it once each year for germs and once every two to three years for dangerous chemicals. You should also have your well tested if there are known problems with well water in your area, or you have experienced problems near your well i.e., flooding, land disturbances, and nearby waste dumping sites or you replace or repair any part of your well system.

To Determine Whether Well Water is Contaminated

The only way to discover, if the well water is contaminated is to test it. You can get in touch with your health department or your environmental department, or a private water testing laboratory in your area to test for germs and unsafe chemicals. It is a state rule in some areas for the drilling contractor to test a new well after it is built. On the other hand, as a private well owner, it is up to you to preserve your well and have it tested frequently.

Germs and Chemicals in Well Water

Germs and chemicals can get into your well water and contaminate it in various ways. Some germs and chemicals crop up naturally. For example, heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and cadmium are naturally found in rocks and soil and sometimes leak into ground water. Other pollutants come from human and animal waste resulting from polluted storm water runoff, agricultural runoff, flooded drains, or individual septic tank systems that are not working appropriately.

Types of Germs and Chemicals Found

Certain germs and chemicals can cause illness in drinking water and be a risk to your health. Frequent tests should be performed, which are listed as follows:

Total Coliform - Coliform bacteria are microbes found in the digestive systems of warm-blooded animals, in soil, on plants, and in surface water. If the total coliform count is high, then it is very possible that harmful germs like viruses, bacteria, and parasites might also be found in the water.

Fecal Coliform / Escherichia coli - Fecal coliform bacteria found in feces (or stool) and digestive systems of humans and warm-blooded animals contain millions of fecal coliforms. These harmful germs can cause diarrhea, dysentery, and hepatitis.

Nitrate - Nitrate are naturally found in many types of food, but high levels of nitrate in drinking water can make people sick. Nitrate in your well water can come from animal waste, private septic systems, wastewater, flooded sewers, polluted storm water runoff, fertilizers, agricultural runoff, and decaying plants. A nitrate test is recommended for all wells. If the nitrate level in your water is higher than the EPA standards, you should look for other sources of water or ways to treat your water.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - VOCs are industrial and fuel-related chemicals that may cause bad health effects at certain levels. Ask about testing for are benzene, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, trichloroethelene, and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

pH -The pH level tells you how acidic or basic your water is. The pH level of the water can change how your water looks and tastes. If the pH of your water is too low or too high, it could damage your pipes, cause heavy metals like lead to leak out of the pipes into the water, and eventually make you sick.

Other germs or harmful chemicals
Other germs or harmful chemicals that you should test for will depend on where your well is located on your property, which state you live in, and whether you live in an urban or rural area. These tests could include testing for lead, arsenic, mercury, radium, and other pesticides.

Remember that if your test results say that there are germs or chemicals in the well water, you should contact your local health or environmental department for help and test your water more often.

What if the Well Water has Odd Smell or flavor

An alteration in your water's taste, color, or odor is often not a health concern. Still, a change could be a sign of serious contamination problems. If you notice a change in your water quality, you should have it tested.

Where to go for well water tests

Local or State health or environmental departments often test for bacteria and nitrates. Health or environmental departments, or county governments should have a list of the state-certified (licensed) laboratories in your area that test for a variety of substances.

Article submitted by Humera K

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

#WellWater Testing Reveals The Truth

By Steve P Brad

More than 2/3 of the human body is made up of H2O. In fact, almost 95% of the human brain is comprised of H2O. Water is essential for healthy living, growth, and development. It is recommended to drink 8 cups of water or more every day. Do you drink your 8 cups of H2O a day or more? Have you thought about what else you may be drinking in your H2O besides the water?

There is more and more evidence showing that well water testing is necessary because there are so many pollutants and contaminants in ground H2O. These pollutants, chemicals, and bacteria can come and grow from a variety of sources and actions. Regardless of what is causing the foreigners in your H2O, it is necessary to proceed with getting some H2O test strips or a company to test the H2O you and your family use for drinking, cooking and bathing.

In the event that you use a water testing kit or strip kit, it is important to know that they are not going to test or show all harmful bacteria and contaminants in your H2O. It is likely that if some levels of pollutants are extremely high and registering 'off the charts' then the test will show a problem. However, you cannot rely on these tests for accurateness when it comes to showing what really is and is not in your H2O supply. It is best to pay an independent lab that is reputable and trustworthy to test your H2O. You do not need a 'sales pitch' to get in the way of obtaining the truth about the quality of your water, so if the company is trying to sell you something, you will most likely want to pursue a different company that specializes in water testing only.

The quality of water is not one dimensional, and there is a wide array of contaminates that can damage it. If you are unaware of what to have the well water testing test for specifically, then it is recommended that you find a professional lab to take care of your testing for you, instead of relying on simple water test strips or a water kit. An expert will have the knowledge of the area's water to determine what should be tested for, and what doesn't need to be included. A consideration to make as well is how the water will be tested over the long term. You need to have your water testing done on a regular basis, preferably annually. Of course, if your water changes in the way it looks, tastes, or smells, than it is vital to proceed right away with testing the water quality.

Do you need well water Testing? Aqua Know is a trusted and affordable water quality testing service. Once you have had a test water sample taken, their laboratories will interpret those results for you. Contact them at 877-734-7661 to consult with one of their representatives.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

How Soft Water Helps #WellWater

By Albert Westbrook

Since well water comes straight from the source (ahem, the ground) versus through a municipal system to your home, it can often be hard, rife with minerals. Overtime, these minerals can cause trouble in a various ways throughout your home.

Why Ground Water is Considered "Hard Water"

With well water comes minerals such as calcium and magnesium that are fine to consume as drinking water. However, sometimes these minerals become problematic for your plumbing as well as your appliances, faucets and fixtures, and even your clothes and dishware. Hard water can leave behind lime scale build-up over time, which can cause damage to your hot water tanks and make soaps less effective. Hard water can also leave behind stains on pots, pains and glassware and is more apt to fading clothing in the washing machine, thus shortening their lifespan and ultimately costing you more money to replace.

How to Tell if Your Well Could Benefit from a Water Softener

Oftentimes filters can serve to cut most of the sediment and turbidity from entering the well water for your home. However, to remove minerals, a water softener may be your best bet. You can buy a test kit from a company that sells softeners, have it tested by a well service company in your area or request a well water analysis through your local government's public health services department. Water that measures over 7 grains per gallon is considered to be "hard."

What Does a Water Softener Do?

If that's the case with your well water, a water softener is the perfect option. An ion-exchange softening system is a very popular option. This system uses resin beads coated in sodium that attract and remove the ions of the minerals that harden the water. As the softener removes the hard minerals, it leaves behind ion-free "soft" water that makes nearly everything in your home - from your pipes and plumbing to your home appliances and even your soaps and cleansers - work more efficiently. You'll find that soft water helps soap and cleaners work more efficiently in the dishwasher, washing machine, while cleaning and even on your skin and hair when it comes to body wash as well as shampoo and conditioners properly lathering. Because soft water is free of many minerals, it does not leave behind residues or stains and tends to leave clothing softer and brighter than with hard water, too.

Benefits of Soft Water for Wells

In addition to making your well water serve your plumbing and home more effectively, soft water generally feels better, too. Soft water users love the silky smooth feeling that soft water leaves behind on their skin, which is just another added bonus that you might not have expected from your (now soft) well water.

If you think hard water from your well is causing problems in your home or if you simply prefer softer water for bathing and drinking, call a professional well service to discuss your options.

Albert Westbook is a writer interested in all types of consumer related topics. He recommends Mike Zimmerman Well Service if you are looking for a professional well expert in Utah and southwestern Wyoming.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

10 Questions you Should Be Asking Before Purchasing a #WaterSoftener

By Alyssa Brownell

  1. Will a permit need to be pulled in order to install my water softener?

    A permit could be necessary. Be sure to ask your rep if a permit needs to be pulled in order to install your unit in the city or county where you live. By making sure you have the proper permits from the start, you can be sure that when you sell or remodel your home later, you will avoid costly penalties. Choose a forthright company; it is their responsibility to keep you informed.

  2. How soon after installation will I have soft water?

    Cold water turns soft immediately, and so does hot water from a tankless water heater. Traditional water heaters house hot water during the installation of your water treatment system. Thus, until the tank is empty, the water will remain hard. If you do not want to wait the 2-3 days it takes to empty your tank naturally, you can run your bathtub on hot until it runs cold. Your water will then be soft when your tank replenishes.

  3. What are the differences between purchasing a water softener at a home improvement store vs. from a company specializing in water treatment?

    Purchasing a unit at a home improvement store is an option, but it lacks a professional company willing to maintain and service your machine whenever necessary. You are taking responsibility for paying for its install or doing it yourself and it may be worth it to purchase from a company that will professionally install it free of charge. Options are limited at home improvement stores, and with a water treatment company, you are more likely to find the best option for your home.

  4. Is soft water good enough to drink?

    It all depends on personal taste. Soft working water that comes out of your faucet is in fact good enough to drink. However, that is by government safety standards. Some people may wish to have a better tasting drinking water, and there are plenty of good options for drinking water treatment systems, such as reverse osmosis or sink cartridge filter systems. This improved quality drinking water will not only taste better by itself, but it will improve the taste of your coffee and your cooking!

  5. What type of maintenance and upkeep is involved with a water softener?

    Salt and/or potassium are necessary to upkeep your water softener. Well water may require food grade chemicals and bleach to treat it. Carbon bed systems will become saturated with chlorine and need to be changed. It all depends on the unit's capacity and how much water your home uses.

  6. What if I'm not willing or physically able to add salt to the softener on a regular basis?

    When purchasing from a water treatment company, most will provide a free salt delivery service. Your tank will never be empty and you can enjoy your soft water without the hassle.

  7. How long can I expect my water softener to last?

    Life expectancy on systems does vary. Electrical softeners will last about 1-5 years depending on where they are stored. Units installed in the garage will have a little longer of expectancy. With non electrical units, like Kinetico, location has no bearing on expectancy. They usually last 20-30 years as long as they are kept up with. Chemical free systems last a year or two depending on the materials used to treat the water. Be sure to ask your rep what the expectancy of your machine will be

  8. What if I am renting my home or planning on moving in the next few years?

    Most people do not know that water treatment systems are portable. Renters can purchase a system and move it with them as their family relocates. A lot of companies will also rent units to you. Warranties generally transfer with you.

  9. What is the typical warranty on a system?

    Warranties are a reflection of how a manufacturer feels about their product. Be sure to be clear on what the warranty includes. Lifetime warranties are often misleading, and natural disasters are not usually included. Watch out for the mention of chlorine in the warranty. It is often put in our county and city water for treatment, and could render your warranty void if damages from chlorine are not included. Carbon tanks should be included in the warranty for your resin bed. Ten year warranties are also common. Not prorated warranties mean that if the prices of parts increase over time you will not have to pay the difference, while prorated warranties will require you to pay the difference.

  10. What is the typical guarantee?

    Every company is different, but most will rely on Florida law which states that you have three days to provide a cancellation in writing and get your money back. Make a verbal and written cancellation to avoid problems in the future. Companies may offer 30 day money back guarantees, and it should also be in writing. You may not get the plumbing costs back, which are minimal, but you can use that plumbing again later if you decide to get another unit installed with a different vendor. Protect yourself and be informed!

For more information on in-home water treatment systems including some great informational videos, visit us at http://www.superiorwaterfl.com.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Difference between Solar #waterpumping system and Tradition #waterSystem.

by Surya Prakash Singh

The solar water pumping system uses solar energy to pump water.
Parts

• Solar PV panel
• One of the following motor-pump sets compatible with the photovoltaic array:
• surface mounted centrifugal pump set,
• submersible pump set,
• floating pump set,
• Submersible pump set,
• Any other type of motor-pump set, after approval from MNRE.
• Pipes

Working of a solar water pumping system

The system operates on power generated using solar PV (Solar Photo Voltaic Module) system. The photovoltaic array converts the solar energy into electricity, which is used for running the motor pump set. The pumping system draws water from the open well, bore well, stream, pond, canal etc.
The system requires a shadow-free area for installation of the Solar Panel.

Utility
A system with 1800 watt PV array capacity and 2 HP pump can give a water discharge of 1.4 lakh liters per day from a depth of 6 to 7 meters. This quantity of water is considered adequate for irrigating about 5-8 acres of land holding for several crops.
Approximate Cost
Total cost of the system - Rs. 2,90,000/-
GOI subsidy through MNRE - Rs. 1,80,000/-

Advantages
• No fuel cost - as it uses available free sun light
• No electricity required
• Long operating life
• Highly reliable and durable
• Easy to operate and maintain
• Eco-friendly


Traditionally the water pumping technology of choice has been the wind pump. Wind pumps provide long lasting solutions with a basic technology which is well understood and can be maintained locally. However even wind pumps have become expensive to install and to replace.

Solar water pumps and dc pumps are currently being used to irrigate crops, water livestock, and provide potable drinking water. Solar water pump uses peak solar array output which frequently coincides with high water demand during long, dry summer days. In the event of cloudy weather solar water pump systems often use storage tanks to store excess water. Unlike generator powered water pumping systems, solar water pumps do not require fuel or constant maintenance. Solar water pumps can also be designed for portability to be moved as water demand or change of seasons requires. Solar water pumps cost less to operate, offer modular capability to be quickly expanded as demand increases, unlike a generator or windmill water pumps.

Diesel water pumping is attractive due to the large power range of the pumps and the availability of water when it is needed. It can pump water for varying daily demands through longer operating periods (assuming sufficient borehole strength), thus allowing for the flexibility required in some applications. The technology is well understood and service for diesel engines is readily available. Recent fuel price increases and generally intensive maintenance schedules however can make diesel water pumps a costly pumping option.
Solar water pumps are often thought of as being an expensive technology, which is not able to pump enough water and which is not durable.
However, solar water pumps have come a long way in 25 years and today there are solar pumps on the market which have improved on previous technology.

1: Submersible pumps which can pump up to 200m heads;
2: Pumps that are able to pump larger volumes of water, e.g.:
At 100m, about 10,000 liters per day;
At 50m, about 20,000 liters per day;
Above performance can be doubled through dual systems (if the borehole allows his).
3: Low maintenance requirements (3 to 5 years).
4: Good performance which means fewer solar panels to pump the same amount of Water.
5: Some of the pump models can be backed-up by a genset to pump additional water with the same pump during the night or during overcast days;
6: Good quality and reliability.
7: Simple to install: Furthermore, solar pumps are well known for having the following features:
8: Require minimal attention as they are self-starting;
9: Solar pumps are “good” for boreholes as they pump over the whole day;
10: Weak boreholes can be used effectively with a low volume pump due to pumping 8 to
10 hours a day;
11: In most cases, a solar pump offers an ideal solution to the diesel option which requires operating funds (with uncertainty about future diesel prices), time investment for operating pump (manual starting etc) and logistics for fuel, maintenance, installation and de-installation;
12: Tracking arrays can be used to increase daily water pumping rates;
13: Solar pumps offer clean solutions with no danger of borehole contamination.
Theft of solar photovoltaic panels is a problem and one needs to look at counter measures if there is a risk of theft. Refer to web links below for more information.

Cost of solar and diesel pumps:

A cost comparison was conducted for solar and diesel water pumps over a range of pumping heads (10 to 200m) and a range of daily flow rates (3 to 50m3/day). The all-inclusive costs were calculated taking into account.
The initial upfront cost, the operating costs (diesel fuel for the operating life), maintenance costs, and replacement costs (diesel engine, solar submersible pump unit etc).Calculating the all-inclusive cost is a fair way of comparing solar pumps (usually higher upfront cost) with a diesel pump (usually lower upfront cost, but with ongoing diesel and intensive maintenance costs). The all-inclusive cost takes a long term approach and is calculated over a twenty year period, which is also the minimum life expectancy of a solar panel. The cost comparisons show that diesel pumps are on average two to four times more expensive over a 20 year period than solar pumps for pumping the same average amount of water per day! Refer to costing approach in final report for more detailed information.

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