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Well Water Treatment Systems

Well Water Treatment Systems

Posted by Pure Aqua, Inc. on Jan 17th 2019

Well water treatment systems are used to purify water and eliminate impurities from all types of well water (dug wells - driven wells - drilled wells).

To have the right and the most efficient well water treatment system, you need to correctly analyze the well water chemistry and to have a fundamental understanding of how the well water system works.

Most water treatment systems perform within certain conditions. Well water for example here is naturally acidic with iron in it and many iron filtration systems can not remove iron 100% if the water is acidic, therefore, the well water acidity has to be treated first.

Prior to choosing a well water filtration system, the well water has to be tested and analyzed for chemical contaminants, bacteria, bad tastes, odors and staining. It also needs to be tested for iron, manganese, total dissolved solids, pH, calcium, hardness, alkalinity, turbidity, arsenic, nitrate, sulfate, chloride, sodium, lead...etc.

Well water treatment systems

Types of Well Water Treatment Methods & Systems:

Well water treatment by reverse osmosis systems:

Reverse osmosis systems with activated carbon filters can remove wide spectrum of contaminants such as organic chemicals, chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, dissolved salts, lead, mercury, calcium, iron, asbestos, cysts...etc.

Here is a list of the best RO systems for well water treatment:

Well water treatment by water filtration systems:

Water media filter systems can remove iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, arsenic...etc.

Here is a list of the best water filtration systems for well water treatment:

Well water treatment by water softener systems:

Water softening systems removes ions from water that causes water hardness, like calcium, magnesium, iron...etc.

Here is a list of the best water softener systems for well water treatment:

Well water treatment by UV sterilizer systems:

For water disinfection, Ultraviolet (UV) water sterilizers can eliminate microorganisms in water

Here is a list of the best UV sterilizer systems for well water treatment:

Cost of well water treatment systems:

The cost of each system depends on so many factors:

- Water analysis.

- Required flow rate.

- The process: reverse osmosis, media filtration, water softening, UV sterilization...etc.

For inquiries and free quote, please contact PURE AQUA, INC. engineers


Frequently asked question:

Q: Can you drink well water?

A: Most groundwater is claimed to be safe, but it has to be tested periodically as it can become contaminated with microorganisms, heavy metals, lead, copper, fluoride and more.

Q: Does well water need to be filtered?

A: Running the proper water analysis for a well water will determine if it is safe for use and drinking or if needs to be treated and filtered

Q: Do well water UV treatment systems work?

A: UV sterilizers can treat well water by killing bacteria and other microorganisms as they pass by the UV lamp. A UV treatment system mostly used with a sediment filter. Such sediment can contain bacteria which will decrease the effectiveness of the system.

Q: How clean is well water?

A: It is always recommended to run a water analysis on the well water you want to use to make sure how clean it is.

Q: How do well water treatment systems work?

A: It depends on the process and technology. Well water treatment can be done through reverse osmosis, water filters, UV sterilizers and water softeners.

Q: How do you treat well water?

A: To choose the best method to treat a well water you have to run water analysis to find out what are you going to remove or filter off the water to make it drinkable and safe to use.

Q: How much does a well water treatment system cost?

A: The cost of any well water treatment system can be determined by different factors: water analysis, flow rate, the treatment method...etc.

Q: How to treat hard well water?

A: Water softener systems are the best way to treat well water hardness. It helps to remove the ions that cause water hardness.

Q: What is the best water filtration system for well water?

A: There is more than one selection when it comes to well water filtration system. Check our best water filters


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