Friday, September 5, 2008

Mountain Living - Water Part V

Today we had the water purification expert out to our home. We reviewed the nature of the existing system and went over the equipment we need. Based on a conversation yesterday morning and the follow on today, the cost has come down somewhat. Instead of needing $6000 worth of stuff, we've reduced it to something like $5500. Based on what I think we're getting, it's actually pretty good deal.

The final quote isn't ready just yet. We need to get a question answered from the manufacturer of one thing and make a final determination on where things will be installed, but we're pretty close.

Thankfully the expert thinks he can do a lot for the quality of our water and make us happy with it again. The installation sounds really good on a number of levels too, including things like getting chlorinated water into all the lines in the house to kill off any bugs that are in them now.

The equipment to be installed includes:
  1. A water filter system that removes sediment, turbidity, iron, and hydrogen-sulfide gas
  2. A water softener to remove dissolved minerals
  3. A reverse osmosis unit to purify drinking water
It's a ton of stuff, but the UV system that was originally recommended has been removed, and installation isn't as hard as it could have been.

I should know more early next week. At this point I just want to get this done. Now. Or Yesterday.