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At Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection, we’re committed to the safety and quality of your water. Residential and commercial clients throughout Western PA and NE Ohio can count on us for water treatment services for whole-house and point-of-use.


As a member of the Water Quality Association, we have been recognized for our high professional standards, continuing expertise, and outstanding customer service. We're proud to offer a variety of solutions for homes and businesses throughout Northeast Ohio & Western Pennsylvania

Contact our team today to learn more!

Benefits of a Water Treatment System

Residents from Meadville, PA, to Cortland, OH continually deal with hard water and other water quality issues. At Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection, we are the premier water treatment company that focuses on delivering safe and reliable water to all our customers. There are many different types of filtration and treatment options, and our knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you may have throughout the entire process. There are many benefits to water treatment systems and water softener devices.


Below are just a few of the positives you will see if you have our team install a Chatfield Water Purefection System in your home. 

  • Increased longevity of appliances that use water

  • Softer & healthier skin and hair 

  • Cleaner dishes and cutlery 

  • More efficient laundry cycles

  • Easier cleaning on clothes, fixtures, & appliances

  • Less scale and scum buildup

  • Less soap used

  • Better tasting water


Water Treatment


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Private wells often have “hard” water, or water that has concentrated amounts of dissolved minerals in the water composition. Most commonly, calcium and magnesium can be found in hard water sources. While hard water poses no health hazards, it can be an inconvenience when it comes to washing your dishes or your clothes.


Water softeners use a process called ion exchange to switch out the minerals in your water with sodium ions (don’t worry, “soft” water is not salty). Your water softener tank holds the dissolved minerals that have been filtered out (until regeneration), leaving you with soft water that is better for your plumbing, washing, and appliances.

Water Drops


These systems look like water softeners without the salt tank. However, they are better suited for tough compounds like iron, manganese, and hydrogen sulfide. If the water in your home has a rotten egg odor or you see water staining around the toilet or sinks, an AIO may be recommended. When these compounds pass through the system, the air pocket allows for the minerals to be oxidized and thus removed.  No chemicals are used in this type of system—just air.

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A reverse osmosis filtration system forces your water through a semipermeable membrane, which removes contaminants and dissolved solids. These systems are ideal for point-of-use treatment like kitchen faucets because they are easy to use and install. 

Enjoying Clean Water


Bacteria-killing treatments are used when a water system that has been contaminated with total coliform or E. coli.  This helps to control and eliminate the bacteria, leaving the water system safe for consumption and use once again.


UV light disinfection is one of the simplest ways to remove bacteria from your water source. Microorganisms are killed without introducing any chemicals, so there is no change in your water’s taste or smell.


Chlorination, followed by adequate retention time, is another method to disinfect drinking water.  While some homeowner care is required, chlorination is highly effective.  Chlorination provides the additional benefit of nuisance bacteria control.

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Bacteria in your drinking water supply does not necessarily pose a health hazard. Your water may test negative for coliform and E. coli, but it may still contain other nuisance bacteria. The most common types of nuisance bacteria areiron-related bacteria (IRB), sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), and slime-forming bacteria.   These types of bacteria can plug up water treatment equipment and grow in slow-moving sections of  your plumbing (toilet tanks and hot water tanks).


Chatfield can incorporate continuous chlorination into your existing treatment or employ other methods to control these nuisance bacteria.

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A “saltless” water softener uses potassium chloride in place of sodium chloride (traditional salt). The potassium method utilizes ion-exchange just like sodium chloride but it is less efficient and more costly to operate.  However, for those very sensitive to sodium, this method can provide a viable alternative.


Often called “saltless softeners” polyphosphates and other anti-scale treatments are used to bind low-level hardness minerals so they don’t scale on your fixtures and faucets.  While not technically “softening” these treatments provide an alternative to customers opposed to salt use or who don’t like the feel of soft water.


Chatfield can provide further consultation on the best saltless technologies.




Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection was first established as a small, hometown drilling firm near Greenville, PA in 1967. Now serving just about all of Northwestern PA, we focus on water well drilling and water treatment services for our community. In 1983, we entered into the environmental and geo-technical field. In that time, we have evolved into one of the largest and most professional exploratory drilling firms. We proudly serve Mercer, PA; Meadville, PA; Grove City, PA; Canfield, OH; Cortland, OH, and the surrounding area We bring highly experienced drillers and well-maintained equipment to every job site. By taking great pride in our work and our customers, we have developed a strong reputation for quality, integrity, and fairness in all services we provide.  We provide water wells, submersible and jet pumps, water tanks, softeners, iron-breaker and sulfur removal systems, UV disinfection systems, reverse osmosis, well chlorination and maintenance, well clean-outs, and more.  Hollow-Stem Auger, Air & Water Rotary, & Cable Tool Drilling Techniques Pump Installation Water Testing Water Well Drilling Well & Water System Design Well Repair Environmental & Geo-Technical Drilling Services  Our firm is a state DOT prequalified drilling contractor with vast experience in system controls & maintenance and water treatment techniques for both the private and industrial sector for virtually all system sizes.  Chatfield Drilling & Water Purefection maintains a full fleet, including eight drill rigs, 15 support trucks, and all of the necessary manpower and equipment to facilitate projects of all sizes. We are also certified by the National Groundwater Association and have licensing in five states.  PA licensed well driller, No. 1142 OH Private Water Systems Contractor, No. 000315 NY Water Well Contractor License, No. NYRD10300 WV licensed well drillers on staff (individual licenses) PA Home Improvement Contractor, No. 135958 PennDOT Prequalified Geo-technical Drilling Contractor (E1 Status) National Drilling Association, Monitor Well Construction Certified Surety Bond, City of Pittsburgh Public Works PA Inspection Station (No. AE94) / DOT Safety Inspection Mechanic on-staff OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Training OSHA-8-hour Hazardous Waste Operations Refresher Training In-House Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) DOT Drug & Alcohol Consortium Member (DOT-compliant testing program)DOT-compliant supervisor training (including Reasonable Suspicion Training)
National Drilling Association Safety Guideline Manual E-Rail safe Certified Chemical and Electrical Engineer on staff National Groundwater Association (NGWA) membership

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