24 Jan Installing and Caring for Your Well Water System
Having a water well installed in your home is a great way to provide water for your household. Not only is it ultimately less expensive than relying on city water, but it is also more reliable and can even offer certain health benefits. In addition, many people find that they much prefer the taste of well water over the water that is provided by the city. Nonetheless, if you are going to install a well water system in your home, it is important for you to take steps to ensure the water that you bring into your home will be safe and free from contaminants.
Identifying Potential Sources of Contaminants
When installing a well water system on your property, one of the first steps you need to take is identifying potential contaminants. After all, you do not want to dig your well in an area where it will be susceptible to these contaminants. Potentially sources of contamination include landfill seepage, septic tank waste, fertilizers, pesticides, runoff from urban areas and seepage from underground storage tanks.
Monitoring Your Water
After installing a well water system, you will also want to routinely monitor your water to ensure it is still safe to drink and free from contaminants. It is important to remember that private wells are not checked on a regular basis as are public drinking water systems. Therefore, it will be up to you to have your water checked.
When having your water checked, you should be sure to have it checked for potential contaminants such as arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury and VOCs. You should also have the well itself inspected to ensure it is functioning properly and free from damage that could would make it susceptible to contamination.
To learn more about identifying the right place for your water well and caring for it properly, contact Pump Service Idaho today.