Monday, June 4, 2012

Least expensive way to eliminate well water odors

What is the least expensive way to eliminate well water odors?
- John S.  
Austin, Texas

Usually the least expensive.. and most effective way to eliminate
well water odors such as hydrogen  sulfide "rotten-egg' odor, and other odors,  is by chlorinating the water and filtering with a backwash carbon tank.   These come in various sizes and options.  The systems are fully automatic, < easy to install and require little maintenance. Other optional treatments include air injection and aeration tanks, but these don't kill the sulfur bacteria that are often the cause of the problem, so the odor can re-develop in the home, if the water sits for a few days.  See the diagram below, this same system can be used with hydrogen peroxide in place of chlorine bleach.

Metering Pump & Tank: 45MHP-10 Stenner  
Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty solution tank;

Pump output 0.5 to 10.0 gallons per day (1.9 to 37.9 liters per day);voltage 115 or 220V; 60 Hz. This is a complete system that comes with everything you need: solution tank; metering pump; tubing; fittings; and injection check valve.

Excellent Warranty: 1 Year on the metering pump

Contact mixing pressure tank 40 gallon

Dimensions 16" diameter x 53" height
Gives contact time for allowing soda ash solution to mix in the water.

Carbon 7000-SXT 1.5 CF

Excellent for use in de-chlorinating water and removing many tastes and odors. Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped
sediment alleviating pressure drop. Fleck 7000 control provides high flow with very little pressure drop.

Dimensions: 10" diameter x 61" height 1" or ¾" pipe size

Excellent warranty: 10 years on the media tank; 5 years on the control valve.