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Testing well water for safety long term

A town in the USA, named Winona, needs concern about its water quality since its near the top of one of the greatest river water systems.

As human activists have demonstrated against hydraulic fracturing and sand mining, they claim they all need clean fresh drinking water. In overall, after testing the water about seven hundred chemicals are used for fracking which include radioactive isotopes.

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Water Treatment Funding in Kentucky

A water treatment enhancement partnership between the Division of Water in Kentucky and the Community Action of Kentucky will award economic assistance to advance water treatment systems in seven Kentucky small communities who serve less than 10,000 customers.

The Capacity Development Assistance Program for Small Water Treatment Systems will prove to be more cost-effective through technical, managerial and financial improvements.
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Arsenic Water Filters

We’ve all heard about arsenic. It’s a major cause of kidney diseases. Yet, it has been found in 7 brands of bottled water. Guess what? Reverse Osmosis can remove arsenic! And their are many arsenic filters out there to get your water safe. The Safe limit of arsenic in water is 10ppb. Arsenic Water Filters Continued »

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Nitrate Water Filters

UPDATE: Nitrate Removal from Water

Nitrate Water Filters utilize white bead anion resin to remove nitrates from water. In most cases, it’s practical that the levels of Nitrate should not exceed 10 mg/L. When calculating capacity, to determine which type of Nitrate Water Filters is needed, competing ions should be accounted for.

A Technical Data Sheet

The EPA limit on nitrates in potable water supplies is 10 ppm as N, or 44.3 ppm as NO3, or 35.7 ppm as aCO3.

When operated in the chloride cycle (sodium chloride regeneration), the resin will not exchange for CO2 or silica. Recommended service flow rate is 3 to 5 gpm/cu.ft.

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Chlorine for Water Treatment

People might sometimes get confused on what is Total chlorine, and what is Free chlorine. Here are some details that might be of help.

The chlorine that is free and available does the vital work of killing bacteria and removing contaminants. When free chlorine comes in contact with contaminants, such as soap, ammonia, or other organic compounds that contain nitrogen, it’s called combined chlorine, or as others call it: chloramines. In water of pools and spas, this type of chlorine has very little ability to sanitize, and also has no oxidizing ability. You may think of combined chlorine as a spent bullet.

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Drinking Water Regulations

The OGWDW (which stands for Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water), with its many partners, ensure that americans all over the land have safe drinking water and protected ground water.

OGWDW, along with the EPA’s 10 regional drinking water programs, oversees and ensures implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.

These days, drinking water suppliers provide consumer confidence reports that describe where the drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be found it the water. You can read the water quality report online, or you may contact the water supplier to get a copy.

By July First of each year, consumers should receive a consumer confidence report, or drinking water quality report from the local water supplier.

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Reverse Osmosis Car Wash

A post from long ago, Reverse Osmosis Article June 05, comments a little about Reverse Osmosis for Car Wash.

Recently, some readers suggest we add the following lines to complete the thread.

When car washes were first introduced they used three things: soap to clean the car, water to rinse it off and towels to dry it.
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Recharging Storage Tank Procedure

I have recently ordered replacement filters for my Microline T.F.C. 25S RO water filter, and still am receiving a VERY small amount of water….
Can my current tank (which is what I now suspect is the problem), be recharged, and how would I do this?
Or do I need to replace the tank?
Is the RO4B tank compatible with my MicroLine RO system?
The tank and RO system are currently under my kitchen sink.
Is it better idea to get a tank (if I need to replace it) with the replaceable bladder?
Thank you for your assistance with these questions.

Here’s the information that might be helpful.



  • When you turn on the RO spigot you noticed small water pressure coming from the storage tank.
  • When you turn on the RO spigot, only a quick burst of pure water comes out of the system, and it slowly dies down to trickles.
  • When you turn on the Reverse Osmosis spigot in the morning, you only can get less than one gallon of purified water.
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    Clayish Silt and Iron Filtration

    I am on a well that supplies water along with an amount of clayish silt and iron.
    I bought a Big Blue 20″ dual filter system some time ago and have been using a S1-20BB 20 micron pleated cellulose in the first position and a CP5-20BB 5 micron pleated cellulose-polyester in the second position.
    This does a pretty good job on filtering the silt but after about 4 weeks of use I start getting a rotten egg smell from the faucets and I have to drop the filters and add bleach to the system.
    This goes on every 3 to 4 weeks.
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    Home Water Test

    Please explain to me the amounts that Purtest Home Water Analysis kit test for.Meaning what parts per million of hydrogen sulfide and iron.

    What tests does it have for salts in the water?

    Could you provide an explanation of what the tests do so I know if they will give me the answers I need.

    Also, once we know this, can you provide me with a water purification system that would eliminate the bad things in my water?


    The PurTest Home Water Test Analysis Kit is accurate, reliable, and convenient.

    It’s used and tested by health departments, utilities and inspectors.
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