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Old 06-21-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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Have a well on some property north of Johnson City, Analysis of water 350 mg/l hardness, iron 0.05 mg/l manganese .003 mg/l PH 7.4 Rate is excess of 60 gpm. Want to use water for pool (40,000 gal) and house hold use. Can i economically treat this water and not have serious side effects like smell, bad taste and staining? A cost idea would be helpful. Thank you for any input.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Sand media filtration is probably your only option. Usually expensive.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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A water softener will solve your hardness issue. The maximum level for Iron is 0.3mg/L so your well is fine there and staining shouldn't be an issue. The maximum level for manganese is 0.05mg/L so your well is also good there. Odor? That is usually from sulfate, what was that level in your well? Usually you don't see sulfate problems in northern Blanco Co...the southern part of the county is a different story. Not much you can do for sulfate as most options are very expensive or time consuming (RO system, distillation, ion exchange). Water softeners, carbon or sediment filters won't remove sulfate.
You could get someone out of Johnson City(if they exist) or Marble Falls to haul clean treated water for filling your pool. Cost would be between $1,500-$3,000 for 40,000 gallons (depends on the company and where they are hauling from). Or use part haul water and part well water to defray cost and also save the strain on your well pump.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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sulfate 12 mgl tks for reply
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