The RainDance "Sulfate Eater" Well Water Sulfate System

Life is too short to deal with high sulfates in your well water - Let the Sulfate Eater provide the well water you deserve!
 
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Sulfate Eater Guide: Sulfate Eater-125-12 | Sulfate Eater-125-14 | Non-Electric Sulfate Filter | Twin Sulfate Eater-12 | Twin Sulfate Eater-14

Successfully treating high Sulfates throughout New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and US & Canada

Sulfate, which is a combination of sulfur and oxygen (SO4), exists as a dissolved salt in the water. As such it is colorless and odorless. It is not to be confused with the gas in the water that causes a rotten egg odor. This is a combination of Hydrogen and sulfur (H2S). Removal technology is totally different for the two forms of sulfur.

Sulfates in drinking water currently has a Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) of 250 ppm (mg/l). At this level or above, sulfates can cause diarrhea and resulting de-hydration. This condition is most severe in infants, the elderly, and people with other illnesses. Also, high sulfates cause fluid and resulting weight loss in all animals. Sulfates can be reduced by approximately 80% with our under counter household RO units. About 95% is removed by high pressure commercial RO units and whole house reverse osmosis. An economical alternative to RO is our Sulfate Eater, a special softener utilizing resins that are selective to sulfates. With these units, the sulfates are exchanged for chlorides. There are no restrictions on or known harmful effects associated with chlorides in the water. Sulfate content up to 1,500 ppm (mg/l) can easily be handled in this manner. Above this level please contact us.

Top 10 Sulfate Eater Questions & Answers:

  • Question: Is the Sulfate Eater a whole house sulfate removal system?
  •  Answer: Yes, the Sulfate Eater provides treated clean well water at every tap in your house. However, the Sulfate Eater is much more than a whole house sulfate filter. Nearly 50% of our Sulfate Eater customers use this system for livestock drinking water and commercial business applications. 
  • Question: How much Sulfate does the Sulfate Eater remove?
  • Answer: The RainDance Sulfate Eater can effectively treat up to 1500ppm of sulfate and reduce the levels to below 250ppm or down to trace or non-detectable levels.
  • Question: Does the Sulfate Eater soften hard water?
  • Answer: Yes, the Sulfate Eater softens hard water up to 40gpg. Softening is needed as excessive hard water can destroy the specialized media we use to remove sulfates. If you already have a water softener and would like to add the Sulfate Eater we can remove the softening option. Contact Us for additional information.
  • Question: Does the Sulfate Eater remove well water iron?
  • Answer: No, iron will foul the specialized media we use to remove sulfates and must be filtered prior to the Sulfate Eater. If you have both iron and high sulfates contact us for our packaged water treatment solution.
  • Question: Will the Sulfate Eater remove sulfur odors?
  • Answer: Yes/No, the Sulfate Eater can reduce some odors. However, hydrogen sulfide gas is different from sulfate and needs to be filtered with different technology. If you have hydrogen sulfide gas "rotten egg odor" contact us for the proper treatment method.            
  • Question: Is the Sulfate Eater a reverse osmosis system?
  •  Answer: No, reverse osmosis is a completely different water treatment technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules and other contaminants from drinking water - a whole house reverse osmosis will also require hard water pretreatment, separate storage tank and delivery pump.
  • Question: Do I need a plumber to install the Sulfate Eater?
  •  Answer: The Sulfate Eater is installed exactly like a water softener. If you are handy and possess basic plumbing skills you should have no problem with this installation. We provide detailed installation instructions, pictures, and offer several means of tech support for you or your plumber.
  • Question: How much is the Sulfate Eater?
  • Answer: We list complete pricing on all of our Sulfate Eater's below - simply scroll down this webpage for pricing and special installation accessory kit add-ons available at no extra charge.
  • Question: Do you offer free delivery?
  • Answer: Yes, we offer free shipping within the Continental USA and most Sulfate Eater's are delivered already pre-loaded with media so you do not have to load the tank(s)  
  • Question: Do you offer any Sulfate Eater discounts or rebates?
  • Answer: Yes, however, our online discounts and rebates change often. For current Sulfate Eater Savings see our Discount Page 


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    Note:
    If you already have a water softener in place we can design the Sulfate Eater to filter sulfates only (no water softening) for greater removal capacity. The "Sulfate Only" Sulfate Eater would be installed after your existing water softener. See our Sulfate Eater Store for our complete line of products.

    Sulfate Eater-125-12 (1-8 Persons / 1-3 Bathrooms) Sulfate Filter Water Softener - Well Water Sulfate Removal For Whole House, Commercial Business, and Livestock  
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    System combines hard water softening and high sulfate removal - eliminating the need for multiple pieces of costly equipment!

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    Sulfate Eater-125-12 with Installation Accessory Kit
    Retail Price: $2,499.00
    Online Price: $2,199.00



    Model # Sulfate Eater-125-12
    System Function High Capacity Sulfate Removal, Hard Water Softener, Lime Scale Eliminator
    Water Treatment System
    Dimensions Sulfate Eater Tank: 12" dia. x 65" ht.
    Brine Tank: 18" dia. x 40" ht.
    Maximum Flow Rate 10 gpm
    Minimum Flow Rate 3 gpm
    Maximum Removal Capacities 1500ppm Sulfates
    40gpg (684ppm) Hardness
    Minimum/Maximum Pressure 30/100 psi
    Operating Parameters Iron must be below 0.3ppm
    Manganese must be below 0.05ppm
    *If you have high sulfate with iron and/or manganese visit our TOT series for special package pricing!
    pH: 6.0 or greater
    System Weight 175 lbs
    Plumbing Size 3/4" or 1"
    EZ-Maintenance Just add Standard Softening Pellets
    Bypass Valve Yes, Included
    Protective Tank Jacket Yes, Included
    Installation Instructions Yes, Included
    Tech Support Yes, Included

    Good To Know:
    Warranty Information: Lifetime Warranty on Media Tank - 5 Year Warranty on Digital Valve - Filtration Performance Guarantee
    Assembly Information: Sulfate Eater-125-12 ships with tank and media pre-assembled - simply screw control valve on tank when you're ready to install!
    Installation Instructions: Detailed Plumbing Instructions, Valve Manual w/ Diagrams,
    Easy Step-by-Step Pictured Programming Instructions Customized for Your Water


    Add These Free Accessories At Checkout!
    Preloaded Sulfate Eater USB - Save trees and have everything you need for smooth installation and service of your new Sulfate Eater with your own customized flash drive. USB includes Sulfate Eater install instructions, pictured program instructions, diagrams, ABC's of Plumbing Handbook, 365 Sulfate Eater tech support lines, non-expirable water treatment coupons, and refer-a-friend gift card offers. Plus access to un-matched 24/7 tech support!
    *Offer valid on orders placed after 02/01/2018

    (2) *Stainless Steel Easy Installation Connectors - No flow restriction NSF 61 tested and certified flex connectors available in 3/4" or 1" pipe size. *Not required for installation.

      Sulfate Eater Tubing - Includes 6ft Brine Line Tubing (connects brine tank to softener) - *20ft Polyethylene Drain Line Tubing  -  *Mister Drain Air Gap (prevents back flow in standpipe drain sources). *May not be suitable for every application. Ask us if it's right for you!

    Note: Additional plumbing materials such as pipe and fittings are not included. These materials are readily available at any hardware or home improvement retail store.


    Sulfate Eater-125-14 High Demand High Capacity Sulfate Filter Water Softener- Engineered for large home sulfate & hard water treatment and livestock watering! 



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    Sulfate Eater-125-14
    with Installation Accessory Kit
    Retail Price: $3,099.00
    Online Price: $2,799.00



    Model # Sulfate Eater-125-14
    System Function Whole House Sulfate Removal, Hard Water Softener, Lime Scale Eliminator
    Water Treatment System
    Dimensions Sulfate Eater Tank: 14" dia. x 65" ht.
    Brine Tank: 18" dia. x 40" ht.
    Maximum Flow Rate 15 gpm
    Minimum Flow Rate 6 gpm
    Maximum Removal Capacities 1500ppm Sulfates
    40gpg (684ppm) Hardness
    Minimum/Maximum Pressure 30/100 psi
    Operating Parameters Iron below 0.3ppm
    Manganese below 0.05ppm
    pH: 6.0 or greater
    System Weight 275 lbs
    Plumbing Size 1" or 1.25"
    EZ-Maintenance Just add Standard Softening Pellets
    Bypass Valve Yes, Included
    Protective Tank Jacket Yes, Included
    Installation Instructions Yes, Included
    Tech Support Yes, Included

    Good To Know:
    Warranty Information: Lifetime Warranty on Media Tank - 5 Year Warranty on Digital Valve - Filtration Performance Guarantee
    Assembly Information: Due to weight and ease of maneuverability, tank, valve, and media are shipped separately on single pallet. Each system includes easy step-by-step filling instructions.
    Installation Instructions: Detailed Plumbing Instructions, Valve Manual w/ Diagrams,
    Easy Step-by-Step Pictured Programming Instructions Customized for Your Water


    Add These Free Accessories At Checkout!
    Preloaded Sulfate Eater USB - Save trees and have everything you need for smooth installation and service of your new Sulfate Eater with your own customized flash drive. USB includes Sulfate Eater install instructions, pictured program instructions, diagrams, ABC's of Plumbing Handbook, 365 Sulfate Eater tech support lines, non-expirable water treatment coupons, and refer-a-friend gift card offers. 
    *Offer valid on orders placed after 02/01/2018

    (2) *Stainless Steel Easy Installation Connectors - No flow restriction NSF 61 tested and certified flex connectors available in 1" pipe size only. *Not required for installation.

      Sulfate Eater Tubing - Includes 6ft Brine Line Tubing (connects brine tank to softener) - *20ft Polyethylene Drain Line Tubing  -  *Mister Drain Air Gap (prevents back flow in standpipe drain sources). *May not be suitable for every application. Ask us if it's right for you!

    Note: Additional plumbing materials such as pipe and fittings are not included. These materials are readily available at any hardware or home improvement retail store.



    Twin Alternating Sulfate Removal Systems

    The perfect choice for on demand water treatment with no down time!

    The Twin Alternating Sulfate Eater is used where there is a high demand for sulfate treatment at flow rates or higher water usage than those obtainable through a single water softening system.

    The Sulfate Eater alternating twin tanks provide an uninterrupted supply of soft filtered water to your home or business. These systems feature two tanks for treating well water. Water is softened and filtered in one tank while the other is in a standby mode. When the softening capacity of the first tank is reached, the system automatically switches tanks. The first tank is then recharged. This cycle is repeated when the second tank reaches its capacity point.

    Note: We highly recommend our Twin Sulfate Eater for sulfates levels over 1000ppm. Our Twin Sulfate Eater (listed below) can save you on salt savings on water with sulfate levels of 1000ppm or greater vs. our single tank Sulfate Eater-12. That can amount up to a 1000 pounds of salt saved per year!

    Twin Sulfate Eater-12 (1-10 Persons / Light Commercial) Sulfate Filter Water Softener - Continuous hard water and sulfate filtration for high water usage household & livestock farms
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    Twin Sulfate Eater-12 with Installation Accessory Kit
    Retail Price: $3,399.00
    Online Price: $3,099.00


    Model # Twin Sulfate Eater-12
    System Function Twin Alternating Sulfate Removal, Hard Water, Lime Scale Eliminator
    Well Water Treatment System
    Tank Dimensions Sulfate Eater Tank (2): 12" dia. x 65" ht.
    Brine Tank: 18" dia. x 40" ht.
    Maximum Flow Rate 10 gpm
    Minimum Flow Rate 3 gpm
    Maximum Removal Capacities 1500ppm Sulfates
    40gpg (684ppm) Hardness
    Minimum/Maximum Pressure 30/100 psi
    Operating Parameters  Iron below 0.3ppm
    Manganese below 0.05ppm
    pH: 6.0 or greater 
    System Weight 280 lbs
    Plumbing Size 3/4" or 1"
    EZ-Maintenance Just add Standard Softening Pellets
    Bypass Valve Yes, Included
    Protective Tank Jacket Yes, Included
    Installation Instructions Yes, Included
    Tech Support Yes, Included

     

    Good To Know:
    Warranty Information: Lifetime Warranty on Media Tanks - 5 Year Warranty on Digital Valve - Filtration Performance Guarantee
    Assembly Information: Twin Sulfate Eater-12 ships with tank and media pre-assembled - simply screw control valve on tank when you're ready to install!
    Installation Instructions: Detailed Plumbing Instructions, Valve Manual w/ Diagrams,
    Easy Step-by-Step Pictured Programming Instructions Customized for Your Water


    Add These Free Accessories At Checkout!
    Preloaded Sulfate Eater USB - Save trees and have everything you need for smooth installation and service of your new Sulfate Eater with your own customized flash drive. USB includes Sulfate Eater install instructions, pictured program instructions, diagrams, ABC's of Plumbing Handbook, 365 Sulfate Eater tech support lines, non-expirable water treatment coupons, and refer-a-friend gift card offers. 
    *Offer valid on orders placed after 02/01/2018

    (2) *Stainless Steel Easy Installation Connectors - No flow restriction NSF 61 tested and certified flex connectors available in 3/4" or 1" pipe size. *Not required for installation.

      Sulfate Eater Tubing - Includes 6ft Brine Line Tubing (connects brine tank to softener) - *20ft Polyethylene Drain Line Tubing  -  *Mister Drain Air Gap (prevents back flow in standpipe drain sources). *May not be suitable for every application. Ask us if it's right for you!

    Note: Additional plumbing materials such as pipe and fittings are not included. These materials are readily available at any hardware or home improvement retail store.




    Twin Sulfate Eater-14 High Flow Commercial Sulfate Filter Water Softener
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    Twin Sulfate Eater-14
    Price: $5,199.00


    Model # Twin Sulfate Eater-14
    System Function Twin Alternating Sulfate Removal, Hard Water, Lime Scale Eliminator
    Well Water Treatment System
    Tank Dimensions Sulfate Eater Tank (2): 14" dia. x 75" ht.
    Brine Tank: 24" dia. x 50" ht.
    Maximum Flow Rate 15 gpm
    Minimum Flow Rate 6 gpm
    Maximum Removal Capacities 1500ppm Sulfates
    40gpg (684ppm) Hardness
    Minimum/Maximum Pressure 30/100 psi
    Operating Parameters  Iron below 0.3ppm
    Manganese below 0.05ppm
    pH: 6.0 or greater 
    System Weight 525 lbs
    Plumbing Size High Flow 1.5" Ports
    EZ-Maintenance Just add Standard Softening Pellets
    Installation Instructions Yes, Included
    Tech Support Yes, Included

     

    Good To Know:
    Warranty Information: Lifetime Warranty on Media Tanks - 5 Year Warranty on Digital Valve - Filtration Performance Guarantee
    User Information: Standard 1.5" high flow ports. Customer friendly digital metered valve, 120v, 60 Hz, 1.5" FNPT connections and included Environmental Cover with Window.
    Assembly Information: Due to weight and ease of maneuverability, tank, valve, and media are shipped separately on single pallet. Each system includes easy step-by-step filling instructions.
    Installation Instructions: Detailed Plumbing Instructions, Valve Manual w/ Diagrams,
    Easy Step-by-Step Pictured Programming Instructions Customized for Your Water




    Compare the benefits & advantages of the RainDance Sulfate Eater Series:

    Economical sulfate treatment alternative to whole house reverse osmosis!

    Space-saving design eliminates the need for separate water softener and sulfate filter!

    Filters high sulfate up to 1500ppm (mg/L) and softens hard water up to 40gpg (684 mg/L)!

    Customized for whole house, commercial, livestock, and agricultural water treatment!

    Filter Tank & Control Valve made in the USA & assembled in the USA!

    NSF Certified
    Components & Filtration Media!

    Sulfate Eater-125-12 & Twin Sulfate Eater-12 tanks are shipped pre-assembled and pre-loaded for easy installation!

    Prevents hard water scale in washing machines, dishwashers, and on bathroom and kitchen fixtures!

    Protects and extends the life of hot water heaters & geothermal heaters!

    Reduces years of existing hard water scale and build!

    Low Maintenance - Simply add standard water softener pellets!