cptkrell
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Anyone Use Homesite Water Treatment?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:13 pm

After drilling four wells at our new homesite, we are convinced that we only have sulfur water on our property (and rumors of city water in the immediate area within this decade have pretty much been disproven by recent conversations with those "in the know").

Sulfur water not only stinks (real bad), but of course has the ability to eat about everything in the house that it comes in contact with. I have been collating info on homesite water plants off the net, but would really appreciate any info from those of you who have experience with this type of thing. Thanks in advance...jack
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RE: Anyone Use Homesite Water Treatment?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:46 pm

You need to get a pro to analyze the water and make a recommendation. It could be bacterial or mineral. Bacteria is unlikely with these being new wells. If it's mineral, you might be OK with a simple charcoal filter but if the concentration is too high you'll need something like a water softener but loaded with a different media that will capture the sulfur rather than the standard Mg and Ca. Hope you like buying big bags of salt at the Home Depot.

The well drilling company should be able to make a good referral.

One other possibility is that you could drill deeper and hit a different water source with possibly better characteristics. I used to have a house in southern NJ where we had the choice of drilling an 80' well and adjusting for the low ph of this easy water or drilling to 600-800' for perfect water. It was a lot cheaper to drill shallow and treat and the results were excellent.
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RE: Anyone Use Homesite Water Treatment?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:59 pm

Yeah, you need to have it tested.

Sulfer I would think could be filtered out with the right equipment.
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RE: Anyone Use Homesite Water Treatment?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:13 pm

Yeah, we have had the waters tested and the main culpert is sulphur (hydrogen sulfide) and the professional consensus is a reverse-osmosis "plant" with a pre-backwashing filter system. With associated pumps, tanks, etc. we're looking at north of six or seven grand so I'm asking if anyone has actually had experience with any particular manufacturer or product brand, type, etc. so that I can mentally file recommendations when I'm talking to suppliers.

I've always had it budgeted in the back of my mind that a system would be required, but the costs kinda surprised me, so I'd like to get as much feedback from as many sources as possible before I start signing checks. I've heard from too many locals about their disappointments with certain systems. Bummer, too, that the "next door" neighbor about a quarter mile away has a good well (and no, I can't work a deal with him...he barely produces the gpd he needs). Thanks...jack
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RE: Anyone Use Homesite Water Treatment?

Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:21 pm

Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 3):
the main culpert is sulphur (hydrogen sulfide) and the professional consensus is a reverse-osmosis "plant" with a pre-backwashing filter system. With associated pumps, tanks, etc. we're looking at north of six or seven grand so I'm asking if anyone has actually had experience with any particular manufacturer or product brand, type, etc. so that I can mentally file recommendations when I'm talking to suppliers

Well I can't recommend a particular system because at that point back home we would just stick a couple of tanks in the ground and pay 8 cents a gallon to have it hauled in.

Don't know how you are set up for hauling services.....makes me wonder if you would be better off putting a metal roof on the house and a cistern tank in the yard.
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