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How To Install a Chlorinator When On A Community Well Water System

Dear Sir,

I live in the country in a small neighborhood served by a well.  Our water has iron in it  and also the water smells bad.  See the attached water report. Can I install a Chlorinator and filter for my home only? My neighbors are not interested in fixing the main well water.  How can I install a chlorinator for just my home?

New Mexico


Thanks for emailing. Yes it is possible to install a chlorinator for just your own home using a proportional chlorinator and Pro-OX iron filter.

Here is how to get chlorinated and filtered water at your home:
  1. Use a proportional feed type chlorinator, that injects precise amount of chlorine based on flow of water.
  2. Use a retention tank  to allow some contact time for the chlorine to work and dissipate.
  3. Install a Pro-OX iron filter to remove iron, manganese and reduce chlorine.
  4. Install a carbon backwash filter to remove residual chlorine as an option.
How this application will work is the chlorine (mixed with water) is injected whenever the water flows through the Flow Meter which well then energize the Metering Pump to begin injecting solution based upon the rate of flow.  Once injected the 40 gallon Contact Tank allows for sufficient retention time so the chlorine can react with the contaminants and fully oxidize for filtration. 

The Proportional Flow Chlorinator will allow us to only inject the chlorine solution based upon water flow.  Installation is quite simple as well, simply plug the Metering Pump into a standard outlet and connect the two dry contact wires at the Metering Pump to the two dry contacts on the Flow Meter.

Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide media is an NSF Certified natural high purity mineral that is used for removing Iron, Hydrogen Sulfide, and Manganese from water supplies.  These medias utilize an oxidation-reduction reaction and filtration process similar to Greensand, but at a much higher level of performance.

Pro-OX has a much higher surface area, is much more porous than Greensand, and also lasts much longer (usually 10+ years depending on usage) compared to around 5 years maximum for other filter medias. 

The high purity coconut shell activated carbon will remove and residual chlorine, tastes, and odors. 

These filters are fully automatic and use the reliable 5900 control Valve for dependable filtration with minimal maintenance requirements along with being quite user friendly in operation.

The following will show images and product links for additional information on the recommended components.   If you have any questions, please let me know.

Precision 24 Proportional Chlorinator Package with 15 Gallon Solution Tank

Easy Installation!  No-Wiring Needed! Plug into a 110 or 220 Volt outlet, and when there is flow, the Precision Metering Pump will instantly and accurately inject the precise amount of chlorine (or other chemicals) based on the flow rate of the water!

Output rating:  0.1 – 22 Gallons per Day (GPD).  Pressure rating:  Will inject into lines with up to 110 PSI.  System comes with a 2 year warranty on the Pump and Meter.

Each System Includes:
PRECISION 24 Home Well Water Pump with 15 gallon heavy-duty polyethylene solution tank, Lead-Free 1" NPT heavy-duty nylon engineered plastic flow meter and cable, Tubing and fittings to connect pump to injection check valve, 1 Injection Check valve 1/2" NPT, and easy to read manual.

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. 

Dimensions:  Two sizes to choose from, same price.  Either 16” D x 58” Tall or 21” D x 36” Tall.

Excellent Warranty:  5 Years from date of installation 

Pro-Ox Iron Filter 5900-E Series, 1.0 cu. Ft, 115 Volt                

System includes 5900e Series Valve, 1” MPT pipe connectors; by-pass valve; 1.0 cubic feet of Pro-OX Manganese Dioxide NSF Certified filter media; Filter Tank & automatic backwash control valve with digital display.  Controls and adjustments are a big plus with this control valve.  Not to mention the media will be good for 10+ years depending on water quality and usage.

Dimensions:  9” Diameter x 48” tank, with valve attached is approximately 55” tall.  All installation instructions and support is provided for you as well.   The installation manual can be found at the following link for review:

Carbon Backwash 5900, 1.5 cu. Ft. 115 Volt

All the filter media you need for the system is included. Excellent for use in removing residual peroxide from water once injected, along with improving overall tastes and odors. Long lasting & durable this Coconut Shell Carbon typically lasts for 4 - 6 years and is easily replaced.

Much longer life and higher flow rates than standard carbon. Unlike carbon cartridges which can trap sediment and dirt causing pressure drop these systems automatically backwash out trapped sediment alleviating pressure drop. 

Dimensions:  10” Diameter x 61” Tall with control valve.  1” pipe connectors and bypass is included.  We also provide full installation and start-up guides directly to you and are available for Tech-support.

Excellent Warranty:  Industry leading 7 Years on Control Valve & 10 years on the media tank.

Why Choose Clean Water Systems?
Free Shipping:  All quoted prices include shipping within the continental U.S.

No Sales Tax as well unless shipping to California.
90 Day Guarantee:  Try the system out and return within 90 Days if not completely satisfied.

Dedicated Support:  Our trained and certified water specialists are here to help if you have any questions.  Our support and service is #1 in our industry.

Questions? Call us toll-free 888-600-5426 or email us!

I hope this information helps and finds you well, should you have any questions or require additional documentation simply let me know.  Thanks again for contacting us to treat your water, I look forward to hearing from you.

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