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#1 of 5 Old 05-09-2006, 12:20 AM - Thread Starter
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My mother and her boyfriend have been helping us get our property ready to be lived on, and we're dealing with the well right now. They're both INSISTING that I MUST use chlorine and that there's NO other way to make the water safe. I have stated plainly that I will not allow chlorine on my property. I am so worried that they are going to put chlorine in my well behind my back with the attitude of "what Alice doesn't know won't hurt her." I am positive that there are natural products that work just as well as chlorine. Tea tree oil is one of them, is it not? I need to know how many drops of TTO per gallon of water equals the cleaning/sanitizing/disinfecting power of a gallon of chlorine. I need to know if there is a natural alternative that isn't as expensive as TTO. And I need information that I can print out that will convince them that a natural product works just as well as chlorine.


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I can't say for sure but check into Hydrogen Peroxide. It oxidizes organics like chlorine but converts to water and oxygen when its done.
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You can install a whole-house UV filter. Not cheap, but not as expensive as you might think.

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our local water authority uses ammonia....gee, ammonia or chlorine...decisions decisions.... PS I would email or call a sustainable community farm like THe Farm in Summertown Tenn. I bet they would know!
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Use the 35% percent Hydrogen Peroxide for your well. You could do a google search to find more info.

Chlorine will rot out your well casing, while H2O2 will do no damage.
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