By Cynthia Olga
A well is often the primary source of water to many homes. However, the water that collects into the well has traveled through the ground and on the way it has collected nitrates (both naturally occurring from nitrogen and also added on purpose to improve soil productivity) and other contaminants. It is very important to have a good system in place to filter this water before you use it. There are some good filtration systems like The Wellguru and CuZn nitrate Water Filter available in the market today.
CuZn has developed excellent filtration systems:
1. Countertop Well Water Nitrate Filter for Drinking Water - This system will work perfectly on any home or office sink countertop and filters up to 8,000 gallons of cold water. This system will remove and/or reduce bad taste, odors, algae, mold, sediment, chlorine and other unwanted contaminants that affect the quality of your drinking water. Bacteria cannot grow inside the bacteriostatic CuZn filters.
2. Refillable Well Water Undersink Nitrate Filter - This system works in a similar fashion to the one mentioned above but is meant to be attached beneath any home or office sink and filters up to 10,000 gallons of cold water.
These filters are virtually maintenance free and can be installed in about 15 minutes. They come with a 3rd faucet and saddle valve for easy installation. However the filter cartridge must be replaced periodically depending on the usage to ensure that your system continues to work in an efficient manner.
The filter cartridges that fit the above mentioned systems are:
Replacement Filter for CuZn Nitrate Removal Water Filter
Replacement Filter for CuZn 5 Micron Water Filters
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you have a standard sized water filter you have several cartridges to select from.
Standard sized 9.75" x 2.5" cartridges - This is the most common size cartridge, particularly for drinking water.
20" x 2.5" - This is a popular size for makers of light -duty whole- house filters both for sediment and chemical removal.
9.75" x 4.35" - It is the "Big Blue" size used mainly for free flowing whole house filters. It is a popular choice for wells.
20" x 4.25" - It is the famous 20" or double "Big blue" size used mainly for free flowing whole house filters. It is very often used for well water and for residential chlorine removal filters.
The best way to go about selecting your well water filter cartridge is to check if the system you have needs a specific cartridge is compatible with a standard sized one.
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