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Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. now offers support for water well owners
Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc. has expanded its Water Quality Assurance Program to include support for water well owners who need to optimize their water treatment systems during the current drought. The drought has caused water shortages and some water tables to drop in affected areas and decreased water quality. The program provides tests water before and after existing treatment systems and includes recommendations on how to optimize water treatment systems to reduce water waste.
A great number of well water owners employ various kinds of water treatment systems to achieve potable water from their wells. Included in this are iron filters, water softeners, chlorinators, sediment filters, nitrate filters and other types of water filtration systems. These treatment plants and small systems utilize water to automatically maintain and clean the treatment system in a procedure referred to as regeneration, in which the system is backwashed and rinsed to drain, clean and maintain it. A number of homeowners and small system operators do not know how often these systems regenerate or just how much water is used during the process. In the event that the well does not yield adequate flow or pressure to properly clean and regenerate the water treatment system, the treatment system can eventually foul and require premature service.
The Clean Water Systems Water Quality Assurance Program is designed so homeowners and small communities using well water treatment systems can routinely and at a low cost, test the water quality before and after their treatment system. In addition to receiving a laboratory analysis the well owner receives a detailed recommendation regarding if they can improve their water treatment system's performance.
Many customers are now able to reuse the wastewater from their treatment systems for irrigation after the analysis and reports determine the wastewater can be recycled. Not all wastewater is suitable for irrigation however, and restrictions in some states prohibit reuse.