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Well, well, well…it’s time to talk about well water. It’s what many of us in Ramsey rely on for our home water supply, and continues to be one of the most common sources of water in Minnesota no matter the city you’re in.

However with well water comes a lot of natural contaminants, sediments and other undesirables that can change the way your water tastes, performs, and even looks.

Today we’re going to recommend some water filtration systems from our friends at Water Control Corporation that are ideal for well water users. These filtration systems help remove contaminants from your water to provide cleaner, fresher-tasting water straight from the tap.

Best Water Filtration Systems for Well Water

Please note: in order to find the right filtration system for your home, you need to first test your water. Not all well water is going to contain the same contaminates, and even homes drawing on the same well water might not have the same contaminants. There are a lot of factors that determine what you might find in your water.

If you are interested in learning more about what you may have in your water, please contact our office for a free water test kit. With that information we are able to help you determine if you need a water filtration system and what type of system will work best for your home.

This list is intended to give you a jumping-off point in your research. These are some of the water filtration systems that we recommend from Water Control Corporation, based on your needs:

For homes with high iron levels: BrassMaster Plus MEGAbite Iron Filters

Iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide gas are problem elements often found in private well systems. BrassMaster Plus MEGAbite Iron Filters use oxygen injection to remove damaging minerals and unpleasant odors in a natural, effective, environmentally friendly manner.

Effective treatment of:

  • Ferrous and Ferric Iron
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (sulfur/rotten egg smell)
  • Manganese

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For homes with high nitrate levels: NitraMAX Nitrate Removal

Nitrates are a worrisome contaminant, often found in well water sources. Usually the result of agricultural pollution (from fertilizers and animal waste), they can lead to serious health conditions, including “Blue Baby Syndrome” (whereby infants are unable to absorb adequate levels of oxygen into their bloodstreams) and cancer. The USEPA has set the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for nitrate at 10 parts-per-million [10 mg/L]. BrassMaster Plus NitraMAX Nitrate Removal systems effectively reduce nitrate to levels below 10 PPM, making water safe for human consumption. Standard models incorporate additional water softening media for the reduction of hardness. NitraMAX units are also available without softening media for those homes that already enjoy soft water.  

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For homes with arsenic or Iron: Element33 Arsenic Removal + Iron/Manganese/Hydrogen Sulfide

Arsenic is Number 33 in the Periodic Table of Elements. It is a naturally occurring carcinogen found in drinking water supplies all across North America. Long term exposure to arsenic has been proven to cause serious disease, including cancer. For this reason, the USEPA has set a very stringent Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 parts-per-billion (10μg/L) of arsenic in potable water. BrassMaster Plus Element33 Arsenic Removal treatment systems effectively reduce arsenic to low or non-detectable levels, making water safe for human consumption. They also remove low levels of other nuisance contaminants, including iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide (sulfur/rotten egg smell).

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We install and service a wide array of water filters, including the ones on this list. Reach out to us to find the right water conditioner for your home.

NHR plumbing is a family owned and operated residential and commercial plumbing contractor based in Ramsey, MN. We provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services, main line cleaning, as well as planned instillation including: water heaters, water softeners, water conditioners and plumbing fixtures.

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