Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How To Use a Chlorination System to Treat Both Well Water Odor And Bacteria


I have a lot of sulfer odor in our water well. We also had a recent positive test for coliform bacteria. I want to kill both the bacteria and get rid of the odor. My neighbor suggested chlorine? I have a lot of fine sediment as well. We don’t use a lot of water, it is just the me and my wife.

Right now all we have is a water softener.



Dear Bruce,

One very effective way to treat both bacteria and strong sulfur odors is with the use of a J-Pro chlorination injection system and a contact tank.

This system also provides disinfection, providing you with clean water, void of bacterial contamination.

The chlorine would then feed into a contact tank to provide enough time and contact for the solution to react with the bacteria in the water, and then it could go through a non-backwashing sediment filter and carbon filter to take out the sediment, turbidity and remaining chlorine taste/odor.

An optional final UV sterilizer (installed AFTER the softener) would make sure all the bacteria are killed.

J-PRO-24 Chlorinator Package with 10 Gallon Solution Tank:       
Extremely versatile pump is dual-voltage so accepts either 115 or 220 Volts, comes with standard 115 Volt plug or can be hardwired to a pressure switch to come on with the well.  Works with well water flow rates from 1 – 50 Gallons per Minute (GPM)

Output rating:  0.1 – 24 Gallons per Day (GPD).  Pressure rating:  Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI. 

Additional features:  Degassing Valve is built in which makes this great for chlorination use.  System includes Chlorination Pump, 10 Gallon Solution Tank, Injection Check Valve, tubing and installation fittings.  25 & 35 Gallon tanks also available for additional cost.  

40 Gallon Contact Tank

The CT-40 tank is a durable easy-to-install retention tank designed to provide optimum contact time during chemical treatment. These lightweight seamless totally non-corrosive retention tanks are ideal for new and replacement installation where durability is at a premium. 100% non-metallic polymer materials. Impervious to chemical attack.  Comes with  1-1/4 inch inlet.

2 sizes to choose from, same price  Either 16”Diameter  x 58”Tall or 21” Diameter x 36” Tall



Sediment Backwash Filter 5700E – 1.5 Cubic Foot Size

Excellent quality. Low maintenance.  Unlike filter cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop.

1" or 3/4" pipe size with bypass valve included
10" x 54" tank; 1.5 cubic foot of media;


Carbon Filter 5700-E 1.5 CF

Includes 1.5 cubic feet of carbon filter media; and Digital 5700-E control valve.

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in de-chlorinating water, taking out hydrogen peroxide and removing many tastes and odors.
Much longer life and higher flow rates than carbon filter cartridges.


Excellent Warranty:  5 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.


OPTIONAL -Wonderlight UV Sterilizer PC-12

Kill bacteria and viruses.  12 gallons per minute maximum flow rate recommended.
Two end caps make it easy to access the lamp for changing from either end; not one end like some UV sterilizers.
Convenient external ballast and power supply makes installation easy. UV lamp is rated for 9000 hours which is approximately one year of continuous operation.

Dimensions: 3 inches diameter x 36 inches length.