Every homeowner that has a home supplied with well water will understand that it can be a real challenge to keep the well working smoothly. Maintaining water quality can be difficult; this is why many people manage their well water supply by installing a whole house well water filtration system. Every well has slightly different needs, there are many types of filtration systems on the market, and it can be hard to choose a system that suits your needs. But, broadly speaking, there are five key components that your new well water filtration system should have.
- A Sediment Pre-filter
A sediment pre-filter is also referred to as a sediment filter, so consider these two terms to be interchangeable. This is a filter that’s used to trap any larger particles in the water, such as rust, sand and other materials. This is a precautionary measure that’s designed to prevent these large particles from getting into other parts of the water filtration system where they could cause damage or impair the performance of other components.
- An Antibacterial System
It’s important to have an antibacterial component present to remove any harmful bacteria, viruses, and cysts that could be present in your well water. These bacteria represent a significant risk to your health, and they need to be removed from your water to avoid illness and health issues. There are two main methods to disinfect domestic water; they are a chlorinator or an ultraviolet (UV) light unit. These are both effective ways to disinfect your well water and choosing which one to use will be determined by your own needs and preferences.
- The Activated Carbon Filter
An activated carbon filter uses carbon that has been processed to have extremely low volume pores that contaminants cannot pass through. Carbon or charcoal has been used throughout history to clean water because it has a high surface area to trap particulates in relation to its size. This filtration process will remove any lingering organic contaminants, and if you’re using a chlorinator, it will get rid of that “swimming pool” odor.
- The Resin Filter
The majority of homes in our nation are supplied with hard water, and this can cause a number of problems. Hard water contains elevated levels of water hardening minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Water is an effective solvent, and these minerals are dissolved into the water as it makes its way into our wells and waterways. Hard water can lead to skin irritations, it makes soap and detergent less effective, it can damage your plumbing pipes and fixtures, and it can reduce the lifespan and energy efficiency of water using appliances. The resin filter will remove the water hardening minerals making your water easy to use and kinder on your home.
- An RO Filter
A reverse osmosis (RO) filter is a semi-permeable membrane. The water is forced through under pressure and contaminants are trapped on the surface. This is an excellent way to remove salt and further condition or polish the water by removing any remaining turbidity or brackishness. Water that’s been through an RO filter is cleaned to an exceptionally high standard.
By EcoWater Systems.
EcoWater Systems of Nebraska is the largest water treatment company in the state and is a member of Water Quality Association.