There are a number of methods, both low cost and expensive, that can be used to neutralize water. Adding calcite chips to the bottom of an existing dug well can reduce corrosivity at a low cost, but can also cause hardness and alter the water’s taste.
A more high-tech approach is diluting a solution of soda ash or baking soda into the water using a chemical feed pump. This does not increase hardness and the solution can be altered depending on the pH of the water. It could, however, cause damage to some mechanical devices, and requires routine inspections and filling of the chemical solution every few weeks.
If you chose to treat your corrosive water, speak with a Skillings & Sons, Inc., technician for the best option for your home.