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Stinky and Staining Water

Hello Pete,

Thank you for contacting us through our website.  You wrote:


“well water smells and stains sinks “


According to the results you shared, the problems appear to be the presence of high Iron and sulfur odors.


For those issues, we can recommend using a Precision-24 chlorine injection metering pump, which provides extra strength oxidation for killing bacteria and oxidizing high levels of iron and manganese (which can be linked with sulfur odors).   Following the point of injection, the chlorine would then feed into a 40-gallon contact Tank to provide enough contact time for the solution to react with the iron, manganese and especially the coliform or e coli bacteria in the water.  Much of the iron and manganese will precipitate out and settle to the bottom of the tank at this point.

Following the large contact tank, the water should pass through a backwashing Pro-OX iron filter, which will collect all of the iron and manganese and flush it out automatically to drain.  The Pro-OX system is our most effective and long-lasting iron filter system.

Following the iron filter, you could optionally choose to remove all of the chlorine after it has done its job by passing the water through a backwashing activated carbon filter that flushes automatically. 


Precision-24 Chlorinator Package with Solution Tank:     


Precision-24 Chlorinator Package


Can be either 110 volt or 220 volt plug; can be hardwired to a pressure switch to come on with a well pump.  Works with well water flow rates from 1 – 50 Gallons per Minute (GPM)

Output rating:  0.1 – 24 Gallons per Day (GPD).  Pressure rating:  Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI. 

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Additional features:

40 Gallon Contact Tank 
 40 Gallon Contact Tank
The CT-40 tank is a durable easy-to-install retention tank designed to provide optimum contact time during chemical treatment. These lightweight seamless totally non-corrosive retention tanks are ideal for new and replacement installation where durability is at a premium. 100% non-metallic polymer materials. Impervious to chemical attack.  Comes with  1-1/4 inch inlet. 

2 sizes to choose from, same price  Either 16”Diameter  x 58”Tall or 21” Diameter x 36” Tall
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Excellent Warranty:  5 Years from date of installation.
Vacuum Breaker, ½” mpt.   

Vacuum Breaker


Vacuum breaker relief valve Watts 1/2" male 200 PSI maximum.
Required for contact and retention tanks to prevent vacuum in system and avoid imploding vessel.

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Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900 Series, 1.5 cu. Ft, 115 Volt:            

 Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900 Series
Pro-OX Iron Filter 5900 Series includes pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.5 cubic feet of Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide NSF Certified filter media; 10 x 54 inch filter tank; 5900 automatic backwash control valve. Uses the Enpress tank with Vortech distributor which allows the Pro-OX media to be backwashed at lower flow rates with less water, saving water and energy.   

Dimensions: 10” diameter x 50” height with valve
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Excellent Warranty: 5 years on the control valve & 10 years on the mineral tank.
OPTIONAL - Carbon Filter 5700-E 1.5 CF 
Carbon Filter 5700-E 1.5 CF

Includes 1.5 cubic feet of carbon filter media; and Digital 5700-E control valve.

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in de-chlorinating water, taking out hydrogen peroxide and removing many tastes and odors.
Much longer life and higher flow rates than carbon filter cartridges. 




Excellent Warranty:  5 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.
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Check out the diagram below as well:






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