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Fred E. Brunetti CWSV


My field of expertise is in domestic water treatment. I am retired and have 28 years of experience in the water treatment field. I have earned the designation of Water Specialist, level five, from the Water Quality Association.I can offer help in the solution for private wells` problems as to `point of entry` and `point of use` treatments. these would include,disinfection,conditioning,and purification for drinking including reverse osmosis technology. Problems concerning well pumps,or plumbing or well drilling are out of my field,as well as commericial,industrial or municipal water treatment. I prefer to limit questions to the average homeowner`s use.Since retiring I have added consultation on the care and ,maintenance of domestic water treatment systems. These include filtration, conditioning/softening,chemical feed, and drinking water systems.

Experience in the area

over 28 years testing private wells and application of various water treatment systems for a 65 year old water treatment company.Now retired and doing independent water consulting.BR>
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What do you like about this subject?

It is enjoyable and rewarding to help people solve their water problems. I like sharing my knowledge to erase some myths about water, water quality and water treatment.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

What I have learned in all these years of studying water is that there is so much more to learn and discover about water and water treatment.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I think an important truth about water quality is the definition of soft water versus hard water. Hard water means the presence of Calcium and Magnesium only. Iron,which indeed is a problem, is not part of water hardness. Soft water means the ABSCENCE of these minerals NOT the presence of salt. Distilled water and Reverse Osmosis water are both soft by definition yet the contain no mineral salts.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Unfortunately; this is an unregulated industry. No mandatory liscencing or validation required. ANYONE can sell water treatment equipment. So be careful and deal with reputable companies.

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Andrew12/27/15101010Thanks Fred ! I will look into .....
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Recent Answers from Fred E. Brunetti CWSV

2017-03-07 Residude on tapwater:

Thanks for asking All Experts Orthia:   My best advice to you, since I can't test your water, is to visit and find a Certified Water Specialist in your area. They will come to your home and

2017-01-05 dirty water only when cold FOLLW UP:

Hi again Steve:  What I guess is sediment is heavier than water so even if the cause is closer to the surface the sediment will naturally sink to whatever depths it can reach. I guess the law of gravity

2017-01-02 dirty water only when cold:

Hi Steve: Thanks for asking AE. Sounds like your suspicions are correct. One solution may be to install a fine backwashing sediment filter just after your pressure tank. One that filters down to 40 microns

2016-11-18 Lake Water quality:

Hi John.  Thanks for asking All Experts.Unfortunately your question is outside my expertise. My best suggestion would be to try the Water Quality Association's site  maybe they can steer you

2015-10-12 new drilled well with dirty water:

Hi Darlene;  Sorry for the delay. I have been laid up this past week with a nasty flu.Dirty source water has to be analyzed and the suspended solids identified before the proper filtration or clarification


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