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Post Posted: Dec 21, 2016 8:55 am 
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I know each well site is unique, but I was wondering if anyone knows the general make up of mineral content in our foothill well water.


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Post Posted: Dec 21, 2016 9:49 am 
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I have a lot of experience in the well water business. The well water contents are different for each well. The best way to understand the contents is to have it sampled. The well water can contain various aspects like Bacteria, Iron, Hardness, even Radon (in water, not just air), or bacteria which can be plant derived or sewage/ animal bacteria(e-coli). Also low pH. Hope this helps. Colorado has a state lab to determine the contents, but I would have a professional perform the sampling for you to make sure it is tested in a timely fashion.


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thanks! We have a UV light installed and also a acid neutralizer tank to raise the PH to normal range (it is in the 6.2-6.4 range coming out of the ground, now it is 7.0-7.2). I will check the hardness today.


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Post Posted: Dec 21, 2016 11:13 am 
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Some minerals in well water are difficult for the body to process and have the potential to be deposited in the body in unwanted places. There is a water filter (pitcher type) called Zerowater that removes most or all dissolved solids from our well water. It made a huge difference in my health. I should add that I'm in no way connected to the company that makes this!


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Post Posted: Dec 21, 2016 11:31 am 
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this site is useful depending on purpose? but has been good to me when designing stuff for others. our live well had iron, calcium and decent pH but extremely small traces with NO surprises when it comes below ground aquifers. before spending bunches of $benjamins go to home depot and pick up a kit as a starter (i thought there was a similar thread on this?)

http://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/water/groundwater/park-county-water-quality-mapping-project/


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Post Posted: Dec 21, 2016 3:31 pm 
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The UV light is good to mitigate the Coliform bacteria, not any animal bacteria, There are ways to mitigate Hardness, a water softener (Conditioner) is an excellent idea if the water tests above 10 grains hard and it will eliminate the toilet rings. I have one and it makes a huge difference to hair, skin and nails. For drinking water, consider an RO (Reverse Osmosis) system at your kitchen sink which strips out about everything and gives you clean drinking water vs. buying bottled water. The neutralizer is good to heighten pH so you don't have the blue-green staining on the tubs, sinks etc.


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