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WATER PUMP SHORT CYCLING
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WATER TANK: USES, TROUBLESHOOTING
WATER TESTS, CONTAMINANTS, TREATMENT
WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT CHOICES
WELLS CISTERNS & SPRINGS
WELL CHLORINATION & DISINFECTION
WELL FLOW RATE
WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS
WELL YIELD IMPROVEMENT
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
How to test for chlorine or residual chlorine in water: this article describes methods for testing for chlorine in water: in drinking water, aquariums, pools, and in septic wastewater. Testing water for chlorine or residual chlorine is important not only for health reasons but to detect cheating that occurs in some real estate transaction in which well potability tests are conducted as well as for detecting the mis-use of bleach or other chlorine products to subvert septic dye tests.
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When to re-test a well that has been shocked with chlorine, Clorox™ or other disinfectants: This question is explained at" When to re-test a well that has been shocked with chlorine bleach or some other disinfectant".
Watch out: Testing too soon or testing water improperly after chlorine or other disinfectants have been in use is likely to give false results.
Sources for Kits or Equipment for Chlorine Tests in Waterof the binding problem also discussed at CHLORAMINE TESTS, WATER.
Prices for these tests typically run from under $8.00 to $15.00.
Watch out: tests for chlorine in water are not necessarily adequate for testing for chloramine, and vice vesa. Because chloramine remains stable for a longer period in water, and because (sticking around longer) that may permit chlorine molecules to bond with other materials, different tests may be appropriate for these two related substances. A test kit that you intend to use to screen water for chlorine should include a test for "total chlorine" not just "free chlorine" because
Also see CHLORAMINE TESTS, WATER
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