Changing Water Filters in our Water System

There are some jobs around the house I am not real crazy about…and not entirely motivated to do with a smile on my face. Changing/cleaning water filters is one of those jobs.

Yes, yes, yes…I know it is important to keep the water clean and to keep us healthy…I just find it tedious.

And since I posted what our water system looks like I thought I would share my program of cleaning and/or changing our system’s water filters.

Now, I want to do the disclaimer thing…I am no expert, I am not a doctor, I am not a plumber, I am not a water quality specialist, I am not a chemical engineer, I am not an EPA water scientist. So do what is best for you and your system…I am simply sharing what works for us. Is that enough or should I grovel more?

Here is an interesting note…Our system is an open system, meaning our water goes from well to storage tank, then into the house system. So the water sits there and the storage tank does accumulate some very limited amount of fine sand that settles in the tank. And since there is a vent in the tank we find the occasional small insect. Hence, the filter system we have. Our neighbor has a closed system, meaning it goes straight from the well into their household pressure tank. You would think that it would be just fine from there. But he tells me that he does find some very fine sand in his water as well…albeit very, very little. So he is putting a single 1micron filter on his system to remove even that.

So now on with our process…






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Original article (8/30/2022) on our water system: Household Water System

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