Everyone deserves clean water. That's our commitment to you. The Bioshield Groundwater Protection System eliminates biofilm forming iron related bacteria in the well to provide you with the cleanest, safest water possible.


WellClean is a Broad Spectrum Bactericide for Elimination of Iron, Manganese and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in Groundwater Wells

WellClean sanitizer is used to kill the naturally occurring bacteria in your well which cause odors, slimes, chemical resistant staining and clogging. Using WellClean as a manual treatment method on a regular basis will control the problematic bacteria groth in your well.

  • WellClean is safe and easy to use
  • WellClean is mixed with water in a bucket and poured into the well water killing the iron and sulfate reducing bacteria.
  • WellClean is cost effective and requires no equipment installation
  • WellClean eliminates iron and sulfate reducing bacteria problems in water wells preventing damage to associated equipment such as water treatment peripherals, irrigation systems and household appliances.
  • WellClean prevents the formation of hydrogen sulfide gas by eliminating sulfate reducing bacteria.
  • WellClean also enhances filter performance by preventing bacterial deposits of organic compounds and mineral hydroxides.

WellClean Benefits

  • Replaces manual chlorine disinfection routines
  • Sanitizes the well after pump installation or repair
  • Controls bacteria in wells and water tanks
  • Eliminates clogging and blockages caused by bacteria in pipes and pumps
  • Prevents odors caused by iron and sulfate bacteria in wells
  • Protects your water equipment investment

General Information

Well water is contaminated by a variety of bacteria, which feed upon the minerals in the water. The presence of as little as 0.1 mg/L iron in well water will encourage the growth of iron bacteria. These bacteria combine dissolved iron and manganese with oxygen and use it to form rust-colored deposits and slime which build up on well screens, pipes and plumbing fixtures resulting in odors, stained surfaces and clogged plumbing or irrigation systems. Layers of insoluble iron and organic material from the bacteria block screens and pipes reducing well yields and water pressure.

The number one reason for loss of production and abandonment of groundwater wells is biofouling, and the number one agent of biofouling is iron bacteria. Sessile organisms residing within biofilm possess a number of advantages over their free-swimming or planktonic counterparts, including increased resistance to adverse environmental conditions such as shocking and antibacterial agents. Biofilm development causes significant problems in the areas of public health, medicine, and industry. Accordingly, there has been a great deal of research to better understand biofilm development and to identify improved strategies for biofouling control.

Recent work in this area has focused on the role of cell-to-cell signaling within biofilm populations. It is now believed that many different types of bacteria are able to produce and respond to various hormone-like signal molecules. A particular subset of these molecules have been shown to be involved in biofilm formation and dispersal.

Biofilm, the clog or buildup of organic and inorganic material within the well, encourages the growth of opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria including species such as H. pylori. Opportunistic bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, can be harmful to people with immune compromise issues. Bacteria are not the only pathogens which can contaminate well systems; the list of potential pathogens in wells includes human viruses, pathogenic fungi, cyanobacteria and protozoa. E. coli is one of the most common well bacterial pathogens. Shallow wells under the influence of surface water are at greatest risk for contamination. The depth of the casing, not the depth of the well, is the key factor.

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