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How To Install A Household Filtering System To Clean Your Well Water

by Ryan Wright

One way to make sure your well water tastes good and is safe to use is by putting a water filtration system in your home. A filtration system can trap impurities in the well water almost as soon as they enter your house to keep them from reaching your faucets and appliances (keep in mind; you will still need to test the well water periodically for contaminants that can bypass normal household filtration systems). Here is how you can install a filtration system to clean your well water once it enters your house.

You Will Need

  • Water Filtration System
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Pipe Cutter
  • Teflon Tape
  • Pipe Couplings (2)

Choosing the Right Water Filter

You should choose a filtration system designed to handle the impurities specific to your geographical region. A good place to learn about the common impurities found in your location is to visit the US Environmental Protection Agency's State Private Drinking Wells Web Sites page.

Pick Filter System Location

Choose a spot along the water pipe inside the home where you will have enough room to install the filtering system.

Shut off Pump

Turn off the pump and open a faucet to release the pressure in the water line before you begin to work. You can release the pressure in the water line by opening a faucet and letting the water drain out.

Cut the Pipe

You will need to cut an opening along the pipe to slide the filter head into place. Measure the distance between the intake opening and the output opening on the filter head. Cut the pipe so there is enough room to slide the filter into place.

Connect Filter to Water Pipe

Slide both ends of the filter head ends onto the pipe. You may have to use pipe connectors to securely attach both ends of the filter head to the water pipe. Slide the coupling over the ends of the water pipe and tighten with a pipe wrench. The filter ends will connect to the couplings. Use Teflon tape to seal the threads on the couplings.

Attach Filter Container

Screw the containers holding the filters into the filter head. Use Teflon tape again to properly seal the threads to protect against water leakage.

Turn Water On

Start the pump and get water flowing through the water pipes. You should watch the filter system for a couple of minutes to make sure the water is flowing through the system properly. You will also want to make sure the pipe connections are sealed well and not leaking water.

If you are unsure of what you are doing and think you need professional help, contact a service such as Haz-Tech Drilling Inc. specializing in the drilling and set-up of water well systems.