Fire near Superior and Louisville Colorado- carbon water filters what to do?

The recent fire incident in and near the towns of Superior and Louisville Colorado was certainly sad. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this fire.

While fighting the fire these cities used much water and had to switch to untreated water to keep up with demand. Consequently these towns issued a boiler order for water use. Once the boil order is lifted you want to flush the water with fresh chlorinated city water at each outlet. Remove any carbon filters in the path; sanitize and replace after flushing. If you have a chlorine test kit, use it to validate chlorine at discharge points, starting with the one furthest from the main. If you use a reverse osmosis membrane, you should change it also. Kind Regards, Mike

Calcium Water Hardness and Iron in Water

Calcium hardness in water comes out of solution when heated. It is called inverse solubility. Instead of being more soluble at higher temperatures, like table salt, calcium will precipitate out as white scale. It is the old tea pot scale story. When there is iron in the water it makes things look worse because it stains the more predominate calcium build up. Kind Regards, Mike

Drain Pans and Water Softeners

Soft water installation

When purchasing a water filter system, the installation of the system is important. Some of the things to look for on the main line systems are drain pans. As you can see from the picture, most of the water filter system can be placed in a pan with a drain pipe to the floor drain. You often see this on a water heater. Not all floors are sloped to the floor drain. Structural wood floors do not like water. Thank You, Mike at 303-469-7873 or 303-How Pure

Soft water installation
Water softener and water purification installation and drain pan.


How hard is your water

demonstrate the symptoms of iron water and hard water

When people speak of soft water, I have heard everything from 0 to 7 grains of calcium carbonate /gal (gpg). The official definition is below. Water hardness is classified by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Water Quality Association as
Units are grains of calcium carbonate /gal (gpg)
Soft water = 0 – 1
Slightly Hard = 1 – 3.5
Moderately Hard = 3.5 – 7.0
Hard 7.0 – 10.5
Very Hard over 10.5

Soft water is 1 gpg or less.

The grains per gallon comes from 7000 grains of wheat / pound. To convert from gpg to ppm (parts per million), multiply gpg x 17.1. such as 10 gpg = 171 ppm calcium carbonate.

To learn more call or text 303-469-7873 (303-How-Pure)
Kind Regards, Mike