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Thread: High Ammonia in Well Water

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    Tosai
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    some info that may help here
    Ammonia in Water

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    Katie, that is not good water unless you are using it only for irrigation. If that water is being used for household purposes, you need to investigate further and consider a deeper well. If you have separate tapwater, use it for the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bindi View Post
    some info that may help here
    Ammonia in Water
    Thanks Bindi, good article. The local water softener company is not familiar with resins for ammonia removal. They are looking into it. I am leaning toward zeolites at the moment. But if we can find a resin that would be great so that I don't have to manually clean it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Katie, that is not good water unless you are using it only for irrigation. If that water is being used for household purposes, you need to investigate further and consider a deeper well. If you have separate tapwater, use it for the pond.
    The city water I get has chloramines with 1.5 ppm ammonia. not much better than the well water plus I have to get rid of the chlorine.

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    I'm not sure how your filtration is set up, or the amount of room you have, but to make life a little easier with your zeolite you could set up 2 zeolite poly drum filters with appropriate sump drains and plumb them up so that you can run 1 at a time, then when you need to recharge the zeolite open up a valve to the already drained, rinsed and recharged one and close off the other so you can recharge it.
    You'll have "clean" well water running into them so backwashing is not needed but you could install bottom air diffusers in them and set them up like sand gravel filters, but use zeolite, and the added air will help remove any salt when you rinse after recharging and before switching the filter over.
    Still a pain in the backside but it will save you lifting the bags of zeolite and may be easier to manage longterm.

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