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So I live out in the country "Rosharon". We're on a water well and my tds is around 750 before going into my Ro/di. I'm blowing through filters from brs trying to keep my tds as low as possible. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this? My idea was to start bringing in water from the local water mill express and running it through a DI setup and call it good. I've checked the watermill express and the tds i got was like a 5 or 6 if i remember. Their water is just Ro according to their website. I'm at my wits end with the water situation and its almost got me to the point of getting out.
 

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That's unfortunate. As a city dweller, I have no experince with this.
Your watermill plan sounds viable, though definitely a pain to have to do that regularly.
Good luck
 

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A water softener might help a little with that, and your pipes and appliances in your home would thank you.
 

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So I live out in the country "Rosharon". We're on a water well and my tds is around 750 before going into my Ro/di. I'm blowing through filters from brs trying to keep my tds as low as possible. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this? My idea was to start bringing in water from the local water mill express and running it through a DI setup and call it good. I've checked the watermill express and the tds i got was like a 5 or 6 if i remember. Their water is just Ro according to their website. I'm at my wits end with the water situation and its almost got me to the point of getting out.
@Buckeye Hydro Any thoughts?
 
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Thoughts? Sure! Always have lot's of those. :)

First, I invite the original post-er to give us a call at 513-312-2343 so he can experience what it's like to talk to a water treatment professional rather than a vendor of pet supplies.

There are lots of easy troubleshooting we could do right off the bat. For instance:
*What is your water pressure? Because you are on a well, your water pressure will likely be variable as it is controlled by a pressure switch. Conversely, your water pressure may not be variable if you have a variable speed well pump (most people do not). With water like yours, high pressure will be your friend.

* What is your RO water TDS? In your case it will be critical to have a TDS meter probe that reads in THREE locations: tap, RO, DI. There is only one meter on the market that does this, and it was developed by HM Digital at the long-term and repeated prompting of Buckeye Hydro: TRM1 Tri Inline TDS Meter

*Hopefully you are not running one of those ill-configured "water-saver" units. That would be a horrible fit for your situation.

*What is your recovery? In this hobby, "recovery" is usually talked about as your "waste water to purified water ratio."

*What is your water temperature?

*What flow (volume per unit time such as gallons per day) is your RO producing?

*Hopefully you have a whole-house water softener that is in proper working order. Do you have other issues such as iron or manganese for instance?

So that's where we'd start. Best to give us a call when you are in front of your system.

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A water softener might help a little with that, and your pipes and appliances in your home would thank you.
I'll go a bit further: with water like that a water softener is a MUST, and may or may not be the only piece of whole house water treatment needed. Hopefully the original poster has had the well water tested at a lab. In the water treatment biz, just about any contaminant or suite of contaminants can be treated, but knowing what's in the water, at what concentration is the place to start.

Russ
 
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A water softener might help a little with that, and your pipes and appliances in your home would thank you.
I checked into a water softener and I was told they do not lower tds.

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