Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Treatment for New Wells


I have a newly driiled well that has not been connected to the house system yet. It is drilled through solid limestone to a pocket approx 150' deep. I have pumped it for 20+ hours and have plenty of water but it still has some disolved mud. It was tested and the iron is 2.8/million, hardness is 23 grms/ gal and PH is 6.8. What should I use to treat the water?

Neal H.


Thanks for contacting us.  It's very common for water from a new well to contain a lot of drilling mud and sediment at first.  For your application we recommend
a 2.5 cubic foot size MangOX iron filter and a large 7000 series water softener.  The MangOX iron filter will remove the iron, manganese, and sediment from your water, and does not require a filter cartridge or additional chemicals.  We recommend MangOX because it is very effective, efficient, and durable - the MangOX media inside will last you more than 10 years!

Big Blue 5 Micron Cartridge Filter
Big Blue 5 Micron
Cartridge Filter
You might also consider an optional sediment backwash filter (2.5 cubic foot size) to pre-filter your water and increase the lifespan and effectiveness of your MangOX iron filter media.  Other than the additional cost, there is no downside to having a backwash pre-filter, as it will last for many years and require virtually no maintenance.

These systems are available in 1" and 1-1/4" pipe size, and one advantage to using them is that even with 3 units you'll see little pressure drop or loss through the systems.  You can also use a Big Blue 20" sediment filter in place of the backwash sediment filter, though it will require frequent cartridge changes.

See the diagram below for an idea of how an installation of these systems might look (sediment backwash filter not shown):
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We're sure these systems will help you get the best water possible from your new well.  If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at support@cleanwaterstore.com, or contact us on Facebook.  Thanks for the letter!