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okieboater 10-29-2019 04:21 PM

flocculant products to clear muddy water?
Beside alum, any one know of good products to clear muddy river water for washing dishes etc

MontanaLaz 10-29-2019 04:42 PM

Electric-Mayhem 10-29-2019 04:56 PM

I'm a big fan of Water Wizard. Its the original flocculant solution other then the good ole Alum. It is essentially the same stuff that water treatment plants use, Poly Aluminum Chloride, to remove sediment but in the right concentration for use in small batches. Comes with a couple of syringes (primary and a backup) and you just add one syringe worth to 5 gallons of water, stir vigorously and come back in 20 minutes. Usually helps to pour the clarified water into another bucket after the sediment flocculates and drops to the bottom. One ~$20 kit will do about 250 gallons worth of water.

I know Ed, the guy who owns Water Wizard, recently retired from his day job as a water treatment plant engineer, so not sure if he is still selling the stuff. The 4crs kit looks to be very similar so that would probably work really well too.

One note, I've seen reports saying that flocculants can foul up some water filters so you should probably check to make sure they are compatible with yours if you are filtering water. They work great for dish water though and really make a difference.

okieboater 10-29-2019 10:21 PM

thanks guys

I think Water wizard is what I am looking for,, now to find a retailer.

zbaird 10-30-2019 12:07 AM

DRE has it

MNichols 10-30-2019 06:54 AM

Is also available in the GCPBA online store
Store | Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association

okieboater 10-30-2019 08:04 AM

again, thanks to all for the info on water wizard and where to buy

Mt Buzz is the place to go for boating information!!!!!

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Originally Posted by okieboater (Post 752235)
Beside alum, any one know of good products to clear muddy river water for washing dishes etc

Does this mean that you are volunteering to wash dishes on your next trip? ;-)

okieboater 10-30-2019 08:56 AM

Only if you guys carry the 5 gallon buckets of clear water to the wash station!!!!!!

Any thing to get off groover duty LOL


zbaird 10-31-2019 08:03 PM

You are hired! I'd take groover everyday to avoid dishes.

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