Step by Step Chlorination Instructions
Disinfection with a chlorine solution will usually eliminate bacteria and viruses if they entered the well during construction or repair of the well. Disinfection or treatment will not provide a permanent solution if the contamination is caused by faulty well construction, a failing septic system, surface water contamination, or some other ongoing problem. In that case, it will be necessary to repair the well, construct a new well, or remove the source of contamination. The following chlorination instructions break the process down to seven (7) steps.
Flushing The System
Clearing well of all traces (odor) of chlorine can take from 3 to 48+ hours. For the next few days, you may notice some discoloration and particles in the water. This is normal and will clear with water usage. After flushing all chlorine and sediment from the well, you may place your softener back in service.