Dirty Water and Methane Gas – On the House

Dirty Water and Methane Gas

By on April 17, 2014

Question

I recently had someone test my water. I learned that my water at this point is unsafe to consume. I am told that I have methane gas in my water and that some kind of release valve could be mounted on my tank to release this gas. Is this possible and, if so, how do I find the equipment or tools needed for the job?

Mary

Answer

We don’t think that methane gas should be anywhere near one’s home — it’s explosive! There are sleeves that can be added to your well that can remove air and other gasses from your water — before it gets to your home. Check with a well contractor for more details. This may not qualify as a do-it-yourself project. If you want to drink your well water simply run it through a reverse osmosis filtration system. A small one that will supply drinking water to a family of four will run about $1,000 installed.

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