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November 2011   Newsletter 2011
In This Issue
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* An annual well maintenance check, including a bacteria test, is recommended. Any source of drinking water should be checked any time there is a change in taste, odor or appearance, or anytime a water supply system is serviced.


* Keep hazardous chemicals, such as paint, fertilizer, pesticides and motor oil away from your well.


* Periodically check the well cover or well cap on top of the well casing  to ensure it is in good repair.


* Always maintain proper separation between your well and buildings, waste systems, or chemical storage facilities. Your professional contractor knows the rules.

* When landscaping, keep the top of your well at least one foot above the ground. Slope the ground away from your well for proper drainage.


* Take care in working or mowing around your well. A damaged casing could jeopardize sanitary protection of your well. Don't pile snow, leaves or other materials around your well.


* Keep your well records in a safe place.These include the construction report, as well as annual water well system maintenance and water testing results.


* Be aware of changes in your well, the area around your well, or the water it provides.
* When your well has come to the end of its serviceable life (usually more than 20 years), have your qualified water well contractor properly seal your well after constructing your new system.  







Chlorine & Chloramines in Tap Water  

Using chlorine is one way water treatment facilities keep water free of bacteria and harmful organisms. The majority of drinking water treatment plants in Canada use some form of chlorine to disinfect drinking water: to treat the water directly in the treatment plant and/or to maintain a chlorine residual in the distribution system to prevent bacterial re growth. Disinfection is an essential component of public drinking water treatment. According to Health Canada the health risks associated with disinfection byproducts are much less than the risks from consuming water that has not been adequately disinfected. Free chlorine concentrations in most Canadian drinking water distribution systems range from 0.04 to 2.0 mg/L.  Health Canada has classified chlorine as unlikely to be carcinogenic to humans.  


Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. . Chloramines are most commonly formed when ammonia is added to chlorine to treat drinking water. The typical purpose of chloramines is to provide longer-lasting water treatment as the water moves through pipes to consumers. This type of disinfection is known as secondary disinfection Chloramines have been used by water utilities for almost 90 years, and their use is closely regulated.  The EPA states that water that contains chloramines and meets regulatory standards is safe to use for drinking, cooking, bathing and other household uses.


Drinking water research indicates that certain byproducts of water disinfection have the potential to be harmful. The EPA and other organizations continue to conduct research on disinfection byproducts.
There are a variety of options for removing chlorine/chloramines from your tap water. These systems can treat a whole house or point of use such as a kitchen tap or a shower head.  We would be pleased to assist you in choosing the right option for your home. Contact one of our sales representatives for a complimentary consultation.
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Dave Mellis


A frequently asked question is "How can I increase our water pressure?"

Pressure is commonly measured in PSI (Pounds per square inch) or KPa (Kilo Pascals) as noted on your pressure gauge on your water pressure tank. It's a relative term as people either think they have enough or too little for their daily activities. People rarely check the gauge on the tank. Most people complain because they have too little pressure. Its seems low when they run a tap or shower and its worse when they run two taps! Most water systems are set up to run at a range between 40-60 psi. That is, the pump starts at 40 psi and shuts off when it reaches 60 psi. A twenty pound spread is pretty standard. Having said all this, if Your pressure seems low it might be as simple as adjusting your pressure switch. This should be done by an experienced pump technician as it has there are exposed electrical components under the cover. If adjusting the switch does not help, the low pressure may be related to a plumbing issue. Small feed lines to the house and hot water tank can result in low pressure especially when more than one tap is used. Contact our service department to discuss or arrange an inspection of your water system if you have low water pressure.

Our popular 20 Point Inspection program, is a flat rate service that will identify this and any other issues with your water system.
  I welcome your questions on pumps or water treatment. Email me @ dave.mellis@edspumps.com

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HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous."

WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor."

HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?"

WIFE: "In the pool."

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