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    I am in need of a new well water treatment system. Our water has everything bad that could be in it, high iron (both kinds), sulfur smell, high hardness and nasty bacteria. We need something that will disinfect, purify, soften and filter.
    Not looking for a debate to start up just suggestions on a whole system.

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    I've always learned a lot from debates. Like who to believe.

    What's your water analysis data?
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    Thanks Gary, debates usually turn in to arguements. In this case someone may find that they spent more on a system than they should have, get upset and take it out on their dog.

    Here are the results from my state lab:


    Units mg/L
    Arsenic................ <0.005
    Barium................. <0.1
    Cadmium................ <0.001
    Calcium................ 75
    Chloride............... 21.00
    Chromium............... <0.01
    Copper................. <0.05
    Fluoride............... <0.20
    Iron................... 2.90
    Lead................... <0.005
    Magnesium.............. 6
    Manganese.............. <0.16
    Mercury................ <0.0005
    Nitrate................ <1.00
    Nitrite................ <0.10
    PH..................... 7.2
    Selenium............... <0.005
    Silver................. <0.05
    Sodium................. 20.00
    Sulfate................ 21.00
    Total Alkalinity....... 219
    Total Hardness......... 210
    Zinc................... <0.05
    E.coli, Coliilert...... Absent
    Tot. Coliform, ........ Present

    Your thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Steve
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    Regardless of who's equipment you use, it's going to cost you a few bucks to straighten that out. Softener, AN filter, iron filter, chlorine injector. I would find a reputable treatment guy in your area because when you have that much filtration equipment, sooner or later you are going to need parts and or service and the last thing you want is to buy something that you can't get parts for. also, all the big box stuff is cheapo crap that ain't going to stand up over time. You want good quality equipment. My first choice would be someone that will sell you Clack valves but Fleck would be OK also.

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    I've always liked a good argument, they get the blood flowing and peaks the level of concentration while all the senses come to life. They're about as good for all that as driving an 18 wheeler through Chicago during rush hour in a hell of a thunderstorm. Or landing a 2 seat plane on a short grass strip cut out of the woods of upstate NY in a cross wind.

    Anyway, all I see you needing is a softener and a Class A UV light. Or.... a chlorination system, turbidity filter then a carbon filter, or a carbon like Centaur that can be used for turbidity, and then a softener.

    I don't see any need for an AN filter.
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    apologies, I apparently need to read a little more carefully. No AN filter needed. Didn't even consider the UV light either but it would probably take care of the bacteria problem.

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