Well Water Problems Solved with our Whole House Water Filtration System:
- Cloudy or Metallic-Tasting Water – due to dissolved iron or manganese
- Scale buildup in Pipes and Residue on Appliances and Dishes – due to hard water
- Stomach Problems – due to bacteria from animal waste
- Rotten Egg Smell – due to dissolved minerals, oil, or gas deposits
- Discolored Water – due to tannins leaching from decaying vegetation
- Nitrates – due to fertilizers if near agriculture or livestock
Well water is an alternative water source for homes, and because well water is usually a source of drinking water, it needs to be treated as such. While city water comes into your home from a treated and monitored source, it is entirely up to you to maintain basic safety and sanitation levels of your well water to ensure that the water you are consuming is safe.
While well water can seem like a cheaper and more reliable source of home drinking water than traditional city water sources, well water also comes with its own unique challenges and risks.
Well water can be very susceptible to contamination because of its proximity to the ground. Runoff from storms, construction, and nearby roads can all affect the quality of well water, and oil, chemicals, de-icing agents and overflow from sewers and water treatment plants can all find their way into well water. Microbes and bacteria such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which are found in surface water such as lakes and ponds, can contaminate well water during flooding or in the aftermath of heavy rainfall. In addition to outside sources of contamination, there may be threats to the safety of your well water right in your own home. Nitrates and nitrites, found in animal fertilizers, pesticides, and manure piles, pose a risk to well owners, especially those who live in rural areas surrounded by farmland. And everyday household items found in the home and garage can find their way into your well, especially with improper use or storage. Sewage and waste drainage, motor oil, and household and swimming pool cleaners and chemicals are all potential dangers to your well-being.
One of the major drawbacks of using a well water system in your home is that the responsibility for sanitation and safety falls directly and entirely in your hands. Unlike with a municipal water connection, you will need to have all the information that you require in order to know how to properly treat and care for your well water, as well as understanding the risks for contamination and how to prepare for them. Scheduling regular well water testing can help to prepare you for the proper upkeep of your well water treatment system. A thorough, comprehensive water test will identify any contaminants, bacteria, or other issues that you are facing. Once you have had your water tested, you can choose the correct system for treating your water, one that is designed with your specific water needs in mind. Additional testing on a regular basis will help to ensure that your well water is safe and free of pollutants.
A whole home water treatment system will help to completely filter out any pollutants that might be found in your well. A combination of water filtration, water softening, and water conditioning can meet your needs and purify your water so it’s safe for consumption.