Water filters - does reverse osmosis get rid of sulfur?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by color_me_, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. color_me_

    color_me_ Guest

    hi, - i've had the reverse osmosis filter recommended to me for
    health reasons. our water also has a severe sulfur problem, so since
    moving here, about 7 years now, we've been using some sort of filter
    that's in the garage and requires adding bleach every month. it helps
    a lot but isn't perfect since every now and then some sulfur makes its
    way thru, and the water sometimes turns soft. plus the bleach can't
    be good health-wise (even tho we've been drinking only bottled water
    for as long as i can recall)... so i'm wondering if getting reverse
    osmosis filters for the taps and shower will take care of all these
    problems - will it get rid of the sulfur? we'll be able to drink from
    the tap? should it eliminate all health concerns? also how much
    should i expect to pay for a reliable filter? thank you, ~raine
    color_me_, Jul 18, 2004
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    PopRivet Guest

    Wow, I'd do some research on Google, and then talk to a
    few dealers aroun town, then go back to my research to
    see what fits with what in what you were told or were
    able to read in their literature.
    I do know that sulfur in the "gas" form and in the
    "mineral" form is different, and one wont' hurt but
    the other could, however I'm nowhere near qualified to
    give an answer expecially when it's w/r to a health
    If you can't find anything at Google, come on back
    and I'll get you some links to visit for research.
    Culligan.com is one place that used to have a lot of
    online info - haven't been there in years though.
    Search for [ "well water" +sulfur ] would be my
    stariting point; but it may need finessing. I got over
    8,000 hits and that's too many to sort thru.

    Good luck!

    PopRivet, Jul 19, 2004
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    Dec 14, 2015
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    I have sulfur water also. I used a Aerator system that when well water is pump up from ground it goes thru spray nozzles in a large tank with vents. The water enters the tank thru nozzles and is vented outside before it enters the house. The tank stores about 60 to 80 gallons of treated water and then goes thru a softener system before going to the house. No odor goes into the house. Been using it for about 35 years.

    South Florida
    Idmason60, Jun 30, 2018
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